Monster Camp

Monster Camp

Monster Camp

Running Time: 82 mins

A rare and fascinating glimpse into a real-life version of World of Warcraft where gamer stereotypes are simultaneously shattered and confirmed.

For 48 consecutive hours-- there are no breaks, not even for sleep -- immerse yourself in a world completely unlike our own. A world built upon fantasy, chivalry, and imagination; a place where you can be anything, dress however, have almost any power, and live as a hero, healer, or villain. It’s a place that lets you transform yourself, perhaps becoming the person you wish you really were. Welcome to Monster Camp, the true story of NERO Seattle.

Monster Camp meticulously examines the lives of die-hard gamers at NERO Seattle. The devoted group congregates at a secluded state park where they act out battles complete with magic potions, evil spells, and legendary sword fights. By day, these people are software engineers, department store managers, and high school students, but for one weekend they seamlessly transform into dwarves, dragons, and green lizard people.

Cullen Hoback’s (Freedom State, Cinequest 2006) Monster Camp overlooks the nerdy stereotypes, giving viewers a personal glimpse into the often misunderstood world of live action role playing.

Anh Nguyen

MAVERICK COMPETITION