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Emily Carmichael is the next great writer-director of the kind of movies I love. Her ability to find warmth and humanity in genre storytelling is a superpower in itself.”

Colin Trevorrow

what we are seeing here is the emergence of a unique voice in american cinema; a new, great, fantasy comedienne.

-Film School Shorts

…brings awkward perfection to a tenuous, star cross’d love while treating their courtship as both realistic and epic. A clever blend of rudeness and romance.

Film School Rejects on RPG OKC 

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RPG OKC Give Me the DAWWWS | BLONDENERD.COM

RPG OKC Give Me the DAWWWS | BLONDENERD.COM

I’m a sucker for any bit-esque YouTube series (remember Super Apartment Bros?), and I am here to suggest you watch this adorable two-episode series that follows two bitty characters attempting to find the warm ‘n fuzzies with one another. While I haven’t tried the whole online…

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The 10 Best Short Films of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

The 10 Best Short Films of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

One great, witty idea can go a long way. Emily Carmichael’s short is an animated look at online dating among video game characters, an especially complicated pursuit if you’re not actually a humanoid character. Will the wild cat and the palace guard find love, even…

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Tribeca 2013 Critic’s Notebook #3: On The Margins | Filmmaker Magazine

Tribeca 2013 Critic’s Notebook #3: On The Margins | Filmmaker Magazine

“Even more memorable was Emily Carmichael’s absolutely delightful RPG OKC which with arch humor and a style all its own ruminates on the internet-fueled romance between a pair of characters in separate electronic role-playing games. “

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Tribeca Film Festival 2013 | Film Feature | Tiny Mix Tapes

Tribeca Film Festival 2013 | Film Feature | Tiny Mix Tapes

Emily Carmichael’s animated film imagines what would happen if two characters from 8-bit role-playing video games met online à la OkCupid. Extra points for the weird, in-character cadence of the dialogue. via Tribeca Film Festival 2013 | Film Feature | Tiny Mix Tapes.

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Review Fix Exclusive 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Coverage: RPG OKC Review: A Gamut of 8-Bit Emotions

Review Fix Exclusive 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Coverage: RPG OKC Review: A Gamut of 8-Bit Emotions

“…the pop culture and nostalgia is too cool to ignore. A genuine ability at storytelling and tight editing however seal the deal. It’s one of the best short films at Tribeca this year…Carmichael is a master at work.”

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RPG OKC [TRIBECA REVIEW] | Faux Society

RPG OKC [TRIBECA REVIEW] | Faux Society

“Director Emily Carmichael‘s latest short has more heart & depth in its 9-minutes than most features…”

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The quirky RPG film competing at Tribeca today

The quirky RPG film competing at Tribeca today

With the annual Tribeca film festival now underway all eyes are on the competition schedules. Set to debut on the circuit later today, RPG OKC, from filmmaker and writer Emily Carmichael should be on the radar of any game enthusiast and is a reminder that games are slowly creeping onto the agenda at festivals like Tribeca – in 2011, LA Noire was the first videogame to make the official selection at the event.

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Second Annual NYU Purple List Announced

Second Annual NYU Purple List Announced

Last year, in order to spotlight the talents emerging from NYU’s graduate film program, students Ash Bhalla and Shandor Garrison created the Purple List, the university’s answer to the Blacklist. The notable success of the 2012 Purple List was Shaka King’s stoner comedy Newlyweeds, which premiered this January at Sundance and was picked up for distribution by Phase 4 Films.

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Beyond Grandma’s Boy: 5 More Movies/Shows About Gaming

Beyond Grandma’s Boy: 5 More Movies/Shows About Gaming

” Ledo and Ix are absolutely the best two characters you never played in ye old Nintendo days, and you will all be better people for knowing them.”

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Gaming Chronicles | Emily Carmichael Interview

Gaming Chronicles | Emily Carmichael Interview

Ledo & Ix is the funniest, deepest, and most mysterious series to come along in quite a while. It’s original tale of two conscious video game sprites trapped in a wholly automatic world is both endearing and thought-provoking as well as incredibly entertaining. Emily Carmichael,…

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