Directed by Peter Hamblin
Produced by Hamblin Imagery x Red Bull Media House
Twitch documentary premiered as S02 E01of the award winning The Ripple Effect Series to a global audience on Red Bull TV written by Chris Nelson and Demi Taylor.
In June 2011, Justin Kan and Emmett Shear launched Twitch, a website that would become the platform for eSports and live streaming, driving a revolution in how consumers use the Internet.
We spoke with Twitch founders Justin and Emmett to learn how a series of pivots and an attempt at 24 life streaming sparked the idea for Twitch – the platform that turned computer games into eSports, driving an industry that now out performs both music and movies. We also teased out the tales from key players involved in the journey, posing the questions that would bring the story to life.
Bringing together a fast paced and insightful voice-over with multiple talking heads, we created a script and guided the narrative from paper edit to completion.
The film tells the story of the emergence and subsequent impact of Twitch in a 25 minute, fast paced, edgy documentary blending VO and talking heads.