Being asked to create a short ‘behind the scenes’ documentary for Monument Valley really was a dream come true. Having been a hobby filmmaker for the last couple of years, this was my first run at a short documentary, and a chance to give a sneaky look ‘behind the curtain’ of the ustwo games team. This filled me with both an incredible sense of excitement and terror. Having seen first hand the amount of effort and love the guys had put into the game, I really wanted to do justice to the hours the team have spent creating something so special.
The aim of the doc was to give the viewer an insight into the level of craft and detail that has been expressed in each and every level of Monument Valley. It was also nice to give Ken (artist & designer) and Dan (producer) a chance to discuss what the game is to them and the team, and what they hope will become of it. I was nice to capture the contrast in Dan and Ken’s characters too.
I’d like to think this is the first of many documentaries, and hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did making it!