Follow Chris Nicholls, owner of a small business fighting to secure his family’s future, aiming to release his first ever game “Macrocosm”.
Follow Andy Bryant, a British war veteran who turns to wargaming as an escape. He now looks to release his new terrain range at “Salute”.
Discover the in-depth background to this hugely successful industry, with interviews from some of the biggest names in wargaming.
Following Matt & Adam as they prepare and travel across Europe in a bid to fulfil their dream of competing in an international tournament.
Chris Nicholls is the owner of Macrocosm Miniatures, a family run miniature company based in Gloucestershire, England.
Andy Bryant is the owner of Small Terrain, a miniature scenery company that he runs from his garden shed in Wiltshire, England.
Matthew Rattenbury is a life long gamer, with his close friend Adam they aim to fulfil there dreams of competing in an international tournament.
Adam Copeman is a life long gamer, with his close friend Matt they aim to fulfil there dreams of competing in an international tournament.
Henry Hyde is the best selling author and writer of The Wargaming Compendium, the most in-depth miniature wargaming book ever written.
Alan Perry is a miniature sculptor, from 1978 until 2014 he worked for Games Workshop, he now owns & runs Perry Miniatures with twin brother Micheal.
Rick Priestley is a renowned game designer, he is best know for creating Warhammer & Warhammer 40,000 for Games Workshop.
John Stallard is a wargame designer who worked for Games Workshop for 27 years. He is now the joint owner of Warlord Games along with Paul Sawyer.
Miniature Wargaming The Movie was an organic development of identifying a niche market addressing my hobby and passion. I was interested to learn more and follow the journeys of a diverse range of subjects who were involved in the miniature wargaming industry in a variety of different ways. The industry still has a stigma that needs changing. The perception to many of the general public is that its participants are all, “fat sweaty geeks,” nothing could be further from the truth. The industry attracts a diverse audience of individuals, all with their own interesting accounts of why they have become involved in the hobby. These individual subjects all have a common ground, how miniature wargaming positively influences their lives.
The industry is worth in excess of $1 billion, and its foundation is built upon a cottage industry. There are a small number of large players such as Games Workshop, but the focus of this production was to highlight the battles that the smaller companies face, these companies represent the majority of the industry.
During production there were a number of unique discoveries. The ability to strike a balance between the content, making the production broad enough for a variety of individuals to enjoy, both within and outside of the industry. I hope this production gives the audience a wider appreciation of how difficult it is to compete in a cottage industry, dominated by one of two key major players. In addition understanding how individuals suffering with unique health conditions turn to hobbies with an aim to help them on their journey to recovery or in developing coping mechanisms.
Multi-award-winning director & producer. Joseph was the writer, producer and director of Miniature Wargaming The Movie.SEE MORE
RTS nominated cinematographer & editor; Rob worked all aspects of Miniature Wargaming The Movie from director of photography to editor.SEE MORE
Matt Caldarlo is a cinematographer and photographer who helped shape the look of Miniature Wargaming The Movie. Matt has been working in the camera industry ever since he left University where he got a degree in photography.SEE MORE
Stuart Jackson is a 2 x BAFTA winning music producer, self shooting producer and colourist. He has worked on documentary's shown on primetime BBC and is the colourist for Miniature Wargaming The Movie.SEE MORE
Gioacchino Marincola is a composer with several credits including independent short films, documentaries, animated films and live plays. His music varies from full orchestral, to electronic ambient and was the composer for Miniature Wargaming The Movie.SEE MORE
Adam Copeman has long had a passion for all things musical. After receiving a BA Hons Degree in Music Performance Industries, he has gone on to teach music inclusion within youth-work settings across Devon, train music practitioners in facilitating positive, meaningful and engaging learning experiences, as well working on post-production projects on short film features, bands and artists across Devon. Miniature Wargaming The Movie is his first big audio production.SEE MORE