Meet the people keeping the golden era of Pinball and arcade alive…

Watch the official trailer for Still Standing (coming soon)

A Trip Down Memory Lane…

We go to the arcade, play the games and feel the nostalgia of the 80s and 90s, have a laugh and go home. But how often do we stop and think about how these games got here? These old classics have to survive decades of use and abuse, storage and transport, moisture and dirt, rot and even rodents. The likelihood of survival is slim and for those still standing, it isnโ€™t by chance.

Still Standing is a visually stunning and emotive story about people and the amazing lengths they go to so we can enjoy old classics in a modern world.

A Story Worth Telling…

Still Standing shines a light on the surprisingly difficult and often overlooked work of those that maintain, restore, repair and share classic/retro arcade and pinball games with the modern world whilst also threading in the broader history of the arcade and leisure industry in Australia, dating back to the 1930โ€™s, the golden era in the late 70โ€™s and early 80โ€™s and then the decline of the industry in the late 90โ€™s.

Still Standing Director Brad Gilbertson discusses how and why the concept for the film came about.

A People Story…

Whilst the history of the rise and fall of the pinball and arcade industry is a fascinating journey aimed at fans young and old, Still Standing is also very much a story about people. We meet people that have achieved very significant things in their respective fields, but we also hear about sacrifice and loss along the way. 

It’s Different Here In Australia…

Although Arcades and Pinball is enjoyed all over the world, it’s different for the operators and collectors on this giant Island we call Australia. It’s halfway across the world from where most of these old classics are made, and this creates unique challenges for the industry.

Filmed throughout Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, regional QLD and regional Victoria. Still Standing is a unique look at the industry and community here in Australia the world hasn’t seen before.

Poster Art…

Art and design by Brad Gilbertson