27 Sep 004: Joel West – His Quest to Play Frenzy for 100 Straight Hours
Welcome to the Launch the Ball Podcast where we take you on a behind-the-scenes journey of producing the first feature film centering on the culture of pinball and video arcades since the 1980s. Hosted by Imoto Harney and David Trotter, the show features interviews with cast members, legends of retro gaming, arcade owners and enthusiasts, and film updates.
EPISODE 004: JOEL WEST – HIS QUEST TO PLAY FRENZY FOR 100 STRAIGHT HOURS
In this episode, Imoto and David interview Joel West, a legend in the classic gaming community, having been featured in the infamous 1982 LIFE magazine photo spread featuring video game superstars. He is the first player to hold five simultaneous Twin Galaxies records, and he appeared in the 2007 documentary feature film, Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival.