So, I've decided it's time for me to do something with pokemon that can apply to my life besides just fun and games. I've been playing pokemon competitively since release and it's been quite a contributor in how I've grown up, the friends I've made, and the great memories I've had. Pokemon is a lot more than just a game, it's something very dear and special to me. What I'm planning on doing next is to give my experiences with Pokemon to the general public and the world. In a film medium. I'm currently a production assistant in the film industry, recently working on a film called Chasing Shakespeare (starring Danny Glover, a great guy btw), and have been spec screenwriting since I was 16. This is what I want to do with my life, write and make films. Be a filmmaker, etc. I'm in the pre-production stages (basically writing somewhat of a screenplay for narration, interview questions, etc) of making a documentary on the Pokemon TCG. I want to show the world what this little game of ours is really about. The people, the community, our "family". If everything goes according to plan, I will be renting a Sony XD Camera (An HD ~$8,000 camera) from my high school's film program and record EVERYTHING (minus people under the age of 16 - consent rights and all that jazz gets kind of hectic with young people. I'll be focusing on the 20-25 crowd mostly) I can, interview as many people and friends of mine as I can, and really do something with this. My vision is to show how competitive we are, the intensity of matches, and what it means to be a pokemon master! ;P If it turns out like I expect it to, I might even submit the film to Sundance, SXSW, and many other film festivals. To give you an example of the type of thing I'll be making, take a gander at http://starnationmovie.com/ It's basically a similar concept, but of the e-sport game StarCraft 2. I don't know how far I'll go with this, how long it will take me, but I plan on getting footage from States, Regionals, Nationals, and maybe even Worlds, all from this year. If I get all the permission (and maybe some support) from Nintendo, I'd happily opt out of the World's grinder and even playing in worlds to make this film...... Believe it or not, I'm not actually made of money... So getting to Worlds is pretty farfetch'd at the moment. I might try to get together a little trailer, make a website, and work on getting donations from the community for this project of mine. I really hope you guys like this idea. Maybe you can even give me some of your thoughts or opinions, whatever. By the way, I'm a TCG player, not a VGC player. Also, especially for Smogon, I'd like you guys to tell me who you think are the key people in the VGC community. At the moment, I'm going to try and interview the Arnold family, recently inducted into the Guiness World Records.