Travis "Samox" Beauchamp, maker of arguably the best eSports and competitive gaming documentary ever, has launched a $26,000 kickstarter for a full feature length film. "The Next Episode" will feature Armada, one of the most dominant Smashers in history and winner of Apex 2012, Apex 2013, and Genesis 2. Beauchamp released late in 2013 "The Smash Brothers" documentary to immediately positive reviews. The 9 episode series, including the remastered versions, have already garnered over 1.5 million views. Produced on a shoe-string Kickstarter budget of only $9,000, Samox reached into his own pockets to get the documentary to completed - estimated total cost to produce the original 9 episode series was $14,000. It was universally acclaimed as an amazing production and has helped drive Smash into a Platinum Age.
The huge success of "The Smash Brothers" comes in stark contrast to other eSports documentaries. The often delayed "Sons of Starcraft" documentary, by Jeff Alejos, raised $42,000 on Kickstarter. After over a year with no updates past the original due date, the endeavor had to be rescued with additional funds from onGamer's Kim Rom just to be completed. The final product was received poorly and many viewers saw "Sons of Starcraft" as one of the worst documentaries created for eSports and an example of how giving funds through Kickstarter can go wrong.
With what Samox has already shown he can do in "The Smash Brothers", there should be little fear of a poor, Jeff Alejos, quality production. Instead, Smashers should expect from Travis Beauchamp an epic narrative, cohesive story telling, original and varied music, and the perfect finishing touch that comes with such a talented producer. Those who donate to "The Next Episode" can expect frequent updates from Beauchamp - he delivered near weekly updates during the production of "The Smash Brothers".
Donate to the Kickstarter today and be a part of "The Next Episode"
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