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“Initial Testing” by Austin Guerrero
Age 17, Gresham, OR
About this film:
“I chose “Video Games in the Crosshairs” because I’ve been a gamer for practically my whole life. Games are truly a part of me so I really felt the need for doing this.
In the film, a gun appears out of nowhere into the main character’s hands. He’s then thrust into a very perilous situation but it feels very real. Games can allow you to “buy into” them. But there is always a disconnect. They aren’t real. Shooting and slicing may be second nature on joysticks but when tasked to actually do it… it’s far from normal. That’s what this film is about.”