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Project of the Day: ‘WoW MoM’

Project of the Day: 'WoW MoM'

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Tweetable LoglineA documentary about a grandma who uses World of Warcraft to cope with cancer and how her comedian daughter copes by telling jokes about it.

Elevator Pitch: With the help of Nerdist Industries, director and comic Andie Bolt has been shooting a doc about the positive sides of the online gaming community for the last 1.5 years. Her A storyline focused on her WoW playing Mom, Terry (who has NET cancer), as she knocks out her bucket list which includes attending BlizzCon in full cosplay, self publishing a young adult sci-fi novel, and performing stand up at MeltDown Comics with opener Chris Hardwick. The film explores gaming used as a coping tool or therapy and asks comics if it’s ok to joke about cancer.

Production Team: 
Andie Bolt – Director /  Executive Producer
Will Reese – Producer / Director of Photography 
David Zwick, Lauren Fash, Susan Graham – Producers 
Scot Turner – Editor 
Erik Desiderio – Composer 

About the film: A few years ago on I was on Hardwick’s podcast and he asked me what I’m talking about in my stand up, I mentioned I was tired of doing jokes about shit that didn’t matter and I was working on material about my mom, her cancer, and the fact that she’s a huge nerd who loves her WoW. He insisted we send her to BlizzCon. His support and the support from Nerdist Industries I can’t say enough good things about. They’re helping me make a true passion project and it’s the hardest thing and the best thing.

Current Status: In the can! Need to cut it!

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