WoW MoM Kickstarter Shows the Hopeful Side of Gaming
In the few years since its inception, Kickstarter has helped thousands of fledgling filmmakers, comic creators, and artists get the funding they need to get their vision created. Now comedienne Andie Bolt turns to the crowdfunding platform to help put together WoW MoM, a documentary about her mother battling cancer with the support she gained through playing World of Warcraft and the positive effects of gaming in general.
Here's Andie's official blurb for her project:
"In 2010, Terry Bolt was told she had six months to live after being diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumors (NET)/Carcinoids, a rare and often misdiagnosed form of cancer that was responsible for the death of Steve Jobs. She began playing World of Warcraft as way to cope, and her daughter Andie Bolt, a stand-up comedian, realized that there was a story to tell: many people in the online gaming community play as an outlet to deal with illness, trauma, stress and loss. WoW MoM the documentary was born!
Centered around gamer/cancer patient Terry Bolt and her relationship with her daughter, Andie Bolt, WoW MoM shines a light on the positive effects of the online gaming community while at the same time raising awareness for NET/Carcinoids and helping erase the stigma around talking about cancer. With the fantastical backdrop of World of Warcraft, our film dives into interviews with gamers and cancer patients alike, all of whom have used this unorthodox method of therapy to deal with hardship. Appearances include: Clare Grant, Chris Hardwick, Michele Morrow, Holly Conrad, Chloe Dykstra, Fortune Feimster, Greg Fitzsimmons, Adam Ray, AALG & Jarod Nandin."
Few Kickstarter projects have such a heartfelt, meaningful message to them, so take a few seconds to pop over to the WoW MoM Kickstarter to give it a look and decide if it's something you'd like to be a part of.