Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (September 7, 2018) – DARKCOAST and White Wolf present WORLD OF DARKNESS: The Documentary – coming to the USA this September.
Directed by award-winning Giles Alderson (The Dare, The Heart of the Forest), WORLD OF DARKNESS is “a documentary that unites millions of worldwide fans through the evolution of one of the most prolific and genre-defining role-playing franchises capturing audiences worldwide since its inception in 1991 while exploring the most legendary role-play universes since Dungeon & Dragons,” picked up Deadline exclusively.
Written and produced by Kevin Lee (Gaming the Real World) from Luckyday, White Wolf’s WORLD OF DARKNESS charts the rise and fall about one of gaming’s most significant role-playing games (RPGs) and the development of today’s modern vampire culture. “The docu dives into the universe of World of Darkness and exemplifies its primary influence from its first book, Vampire: The Masquerade, an innovative game play that focuses on its extended universe and making relationships within this universe rather than the traditional tabletop questing,” continued Deadline.
“The most important point Alderson makes is why Vampire: The Masquerade was so important to the culture at large and how it changed not only the world of gaming but how it helped to shape pop culture all together,” wrote Quiet Earth.
WORLD OF DARKNESS showcases the large cultural impact that White Wolf continues to capture in its worldwide audiences. It could barely be predicted that its founders, Mark Rein-Hagen and Stewart Wierck, who started working out of their garage, would change RPGs forever. The game doc’s evolution and worldwide popularity is told through notable celebrities including White Wolf founders, alongside Vampire: The Masquerade artists, Andrew Greenburg, Justin Achilli, and Tim Bradstreet. Supporting interviews come from worldwide fans, archived footage and video from LARP (live action role playing) events that also assisted in the evolvement of the franchise into the true phenomenon it is today.
By celebrating “the crazy loyalists to these games who made it a part of their lifestyles and mode of dress […WORLD OF DARKNESS] is a detailed, in-depth documentary that explains the social phenomenon on the one hand, and the behind-the-scenes business machinations on the other. A must-see for all avid gamers,” wrote WonderWeek.
DarkCoast will bring White Wolf’s WORLD OF DARKNESS to the USA on September 18th, 2018 for its online digital release streaming on various VOD platforms (Amazon, InDemand, iTunes, Fandango, Dish, FlixFling, Vimeo on Demand, Google Play, Sling).
WORLD OF DARKNESS (2018, 89 min.) Directed by Giles Anderson. Written and produced by: Kevin Lee. Executive producer: Henrik Johannson. Edited by: Rodney Guest. Sweden, English. Figi Productions, Luckyday, White Wolf, TriCoast Worldwide, DarkCoast.