Still Standing Director Brad Gilbertson Talks Aussie Gaming Arcades and Pinball Machines in This Interview

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Still Standing is an Aussie made doco about the golden era of arcade and pinball machines. It’s a nostalgic trip down memory lane, where director Brad Gilbertson heads into the legendary arcades around the nation and chats with the people who helped form many childhood memories. Brad is based in Adelaide, and as such frequented local arcades like Downtown and Magic Mountain, and chatted with the godfather of amusement venues, Frank Sebastyan, for the documentary, alongside many other folks.

Independently produced and made by BGVC Films, Still Standing is releasing around the globe on February 22 on DocPlay, Amazon Prime and other services. In this interview, Andrew chats with Brad about how he made the film, what his favourite arcade game was, and some of the uniquely Australian stories about Australian arcades that he discovered during filming.

To find out more, heading over to the Still Standing Facebook page and check out the trailer below:

Andrew F Peirce

Andrew is passionate about Australian film and culture. He is the co-chair of the Australian Film Critics Association, a Golden Globes voter, and the author of two books on Australian film, The Australian Film Yearbook - 2021 Edition, and Lonely Spirits and the King. You can find him online trying to enlist people into the cult of Mac and Me.

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