‘GameStop: Rise of the Players’ Is the Underdog Doc of 2022

Saturday - 29/01/2022 14:21
Director Jonah Tulis and producer Blake J. Harris reveal how their documentary, produced on a tight timeline, managed to beat competing Hollywood projects to the punch.
GameStop: Rise of the Players COURTESY OF SUPER LTD
GameStop: Rise of the Players COURTESY OF SUPER LTD

For documentary filmmaker Jonah Tulis, stepping into the world of GameStop was all about timing.

In January 2021, the video game retailer became a global news story when its once-moribund stock skyrocketed to unprecedented heights. Ordinary investors, organized on the internet, had outsmarted Wall Street hedge funds and were being rewarded handsomely. Bucking conventional wisdom, these friends — gathering on YouTube and Reddit — poured their savings into the stock. They spent hours a day talking about the company online. And during the pandemic, they found an unlikely community

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