The Commodore Wars


“Growing The 8 Bit Generation – The Commodore Wars” is our first documentary, focused on the home computer explosion and Commodore role in the personal computer revolution. The movie feature previously unreleased interviews with Jack and Leonard Tramiel, Chuck Peddle, Al Charpentier, Bil Herd, Michael Tomczyk, Dave Rolfe, Richard Garriot, Jeff Minter, Andy Finkel as well as Steve Wozniak, Nigel Searle, John Grant, Nolan Bushnell, Al Alcorn, Joe Decuir among others.

The first preview was at the XOXO festival on 13 September 2014 in Portland. We’ve shared the stage with Jason Scott and, at this page, you can see what happend. The first reaction was incredible and thanks to this experience we were on Kickstarter September 2015.

The campaign went so well that we were not only funded but picked by Kickstarter staff, 158% funded!

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It has been released, for all the kickstarter backers, on February 2016.

chm-logoMar 30, 2016: at the Computer History Museum the first screening of “Growing the 8bit Generation”. With John Hollar, Bil Herd, Leonard Tramiel and Chuck Peddle and Al Alcorn. Read what happened!

 

“8 Bit Generation: the Commore Wars” is officially distributed worldwide by BOND/360!

For more information, buying it, or following where you can view it link to its dedicated site:

www.commodorewars.com

More technical information are available on IMDB:

www.imdb.com/title/tt5706894/

 

Our biggest thanks to these friends: without you this huge project never happen…

  • Jason Scott: he trusted in this project more than anybody else. His help was fundamental!
  • Bil Herd: the narrator of Growing the 8 bit generation
  • Zoë Blade for the soundtrack (that you can listen here)
  • Cecilia Botta for PR and marketing

This project is alive thanks to all the kickstarter backers and our sponsors:

Here is the alphabetical list of all backers whose name in in the credits. Thank you all!

Aaron Giles
Abdulla Almarzooqi
Abhilash Sarhadi
Adam Caine
Adrian Brown
Aerodesic
Alan Hightower
Alan W. Rateliff, II
Alejandro Guillú Mendoza
Alessandra Luciano
Alexander Falk
Anders Jensen
Andreas Carlsson
Andrew Dooley
Andrew Stephen
Anna Christina Naß
Anonymous Bastard
Anthony Becker
Antonello Carlomagno
Artur Skoczek
Augusto Minoja
Axel Buerkle
Ben Combee
Bieno Sesentaycuatro
Bill Winters
Björn Schweitzer
Blair Harrison
Bodenand
Bogdan Macri
Bran Handley
brepettis
Bret Victor
Bruce Murphy
bruce oberg
Carlo Luciano Bianco
Chand Svare Ghei – Moonknight
Charles Atencio
Chris Armitage
Chris Fala
Chris Grismer
Chris Hendrickson
Chris Ormandy
Christian Jacob
Christian Liendo
Colin Lawlor
Copperlist
Cristian Cicolini
Csaba Tóth
Dan Gaidula
Dan Johnson
Daniel Dietz
Daniel McCoy
Daren Klamer
Darren Brumfield
Dave Dribin
Dave Slotter
David Almer
David Culp
David Isherwood
David Lang
David McKenna
david raistrick
David Reid
David Viens
Derek J. Balling
Derek Warren
Dex Wilkinson
Django Manglunki
Duncan Harvey
Eddy L O Jansson
EndGame – Chris Hanrahan
enriko valk
Eric Wolff
Ethan Henry
Ewen McNeill
Fabrizio Pedrazzini
Florent Stroppa
Florian Schulze
Frank Somers
Frank Wales
Frantisek Fris
Fridolin Hösli
Fuchs Joël
Gene Buckle
GeoNomad
Gerald Friedland
Gianluca Clos
Giles Jones
Grant Hutchinson
Greg Alekel
Gregory Van Vooren
Harold van Ingen
Ian Schmidt
Jac Goudsmit
Jan Kivisaar
Jan Stoltenberg-Lerche
Jason Chau
Jason Hogue
Jason Scott
Javier Albarracín Valdivia
Jeff
Jeff Atwood
Jeffrey Barendse
Jeffrey Brace
Jeffrey Mouroux
Jeremy Price
Joe Cassara
Joe Tullio
Joerg Droege
Johan Saf
John Durnall
John Hicks
John W. Linville
Jonas Blomgren
Juergen Brunner
Justin Dundas-Smith
K.C. Budd
kaixo
keithbuswell
Kevin Savetz
kirk is
Klemen Verdnik
Kyle Good
Len Shustek
Leonard Tramiel
lmorchard
Marcin Jaworski
Marco Beri
Marco Das
Marien Kaptein
Mark A. Andrews
Mark Gardner
Mark Hellewell
Mark Jowett
Mark Pilgrim
Mark Robin
Marko K. Seppänen
Markus Marion
Marwan Alzarouni
Matt Dawidowicz
Matt Hargett
Matt Kissel
Matt Shively
Matt Thrailkill
Matthew Hagerty
Matthew Widup
Michael
Michael Dillingham
Michael Rubin
Michael Vogt
Mike Golden
Mike Naberezny
Myles Wakeham
Nate
Nate Bezanson
Nick Lines
Noah Goldberg
Nope Then
Pascal Cuow
Patrick Becher
Patrick Hensley
Patrick Johnmeyer
Paul Gerhardt
Paul Hancock
Paul Mansell
Paul Sponagl
PELISSIER Patrice
Peter Clay
Peter Krefting
Peter Landers
Peter Mattsson
Phillip Wong
Pierre R. Mai
pmengal
QuangDX
Ray Lauff
Richard Magers
rjp
Rob Campbell
Rob CLarke
Robby Boey
Robert Bernardo
Robert Gentner
Robert Schultz
Roberto Pensotti
Rocco Di Leo
Roger Anderson
Rolf Scheimann
Rune Spaans
Russ H.
Russ Rogers
Ryan C. Gordon
Sami Rautiainen
Sean Murphy
Sebastian Bergmann
Sebastian Gavilán Gurvitsch
Sedano
Seppo Seppälä
“Serge “”Je suis Charlie”” M.”
Sharat Faqurudheen
Simon Hadlington
Simon Thornton
Stefan Riemer
Stefan Winterstein
Stephan van Beerschoten
Steve Fish
Steven Innell
Sven Laucke
Ted Veralrud
The Collector
Thomas Cremers
Tim Berry
Tim Goldenburg
Toasty Aiuto
Tobias Hultman
Tomas Matys
Toni Thompson
Tony Cappellini
Trevor Dickinson
Vidar Hokstad
Wayne Steele
Yngve Fagerheim
Yugi