Dorkness Falls Receives Kickstarter’s ‘Project We Love’ Accolade, L. Gabriel Gonda to Join

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Friday 07 June 2024


Dorkness Falls Receives Kickstarter’s ‘Project We Love’ Accolade, L. Gabriel Gonda to Join

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Project We Love

On Wednesday (June 5th), Kickstarter selected Gamers 4: Dorkness Falls as a ‘Project We Love.” The recognition is Kickstarter’s “way of highlighting brilliant examples of creativity.” As part of the recognition, Kickstarter has added a badge under the project’s main image, and the campaign will be featured on Kickstarter.

L. Gabriel Gonda

Cabin 9 Films also announced the addition of L. Gabriel Gonda as Co-Director. “[Gonda] has a long history with this troupe,” wrote Writer/Director Matt Vancil. “If you’ve watched most any ZOE production over the last decade, you’ve seen his work.” Gabriel is the director of Dark Dungeons, Strowlers, Gamers the Series, and most recently Liberty Cabbage.

Gamers 4: Dorkness Falls is the conclusion to the feature-length film trilogy that started with Dorkness Rising (2008), and continued with Hands of Fate (2013). It is seeking $500,000 on Kickstarter through June 29th to fund the production. Visit for more information on the campaign.

Preproduction will begin in Fall 2024, and production in Spring 2025. The film is slated for a December
2026 release.

Cabin 9 Films is part of Matt Vancil’s Bearfoot Media LLC, and is managing the production of Dorkness Falls.

The Gamers: Dorkness Rising was produced by Dead Gentlemen Productions and Epic Level
Entertainment, filmed in 2005, with a Gen Con premiere in 2006. Distribution of the film began in 2008.
1,796 people backed a Kickstarter campaign in 2015 to produce a Definitive Edition Blu-Ray of the cult

Its sequel, The Gamers: Hands of Fate was supported by 4,311 Kickstarter backers pledging more than
$405,000. Production by Zombie Orpheus Entertainment began in 2012, and it was released in 2013.

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