A passionate video gamer leads his team on a turbulent battle to be the first New Zealanders to compete in Esports in the Commonwealth Games.

The thing Sam ‘Fury’ Johnson regrets most in life is wasting his time at university when he could’ve been focusing on his real passion: video gaming. Now he’s got an opportunity to redeem himself in the gaming world. If they can win the national championship and beat out Australia, he and his team will be on their way to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Esports Championships.


“I don’t only feel like I’m learning DOTA. I’m learning more about myself as a person every day.”
Sam ‘Fury’ Johnson



Director: Ashley Pitman

Ashley Pitman is a Romanian born filmmaker who grew up in New Zealand. He has been working in film and television for twelve years and in that time he has made several short films and documentaries including BBC Knowledge funded film Beard Chronicles. Ashley continues to develop his vision and skills as a writer and director. He looks forward to filming feature length content and continuing to explore themes and issues that inspire and challenge the audience to reflect on their own lives to spark change.

Producers: Rajneel Singh and Annamarie Connors

The Unkindness are a corvid hive-mind consisting of filmmakers Annamarie Connors and Rajneel Singh. An accomplished writer-director-producer combo, they like dark subjects, evocative images and loud music. Annamarie has 20 years experience in the field of art direction, creatures and puppets. Raj is a director of television and film and produced the 2019 Loading Docs short documentary Operation: Rambu! Together, they fight crime.