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New Film Highlights Sony Legend Kazunori Yamauchi

Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide tells the tale of a man with a lot of drive.
Author: Aram Lecis
Published: January 22, 2014
TPS is still seeking funding for an Errol Morris helmed documentary about our legendary founders Sam Bishop and Sunny Walia but so far we've only got about $42. Thankfully in the interim Sony has found a way to team with Industry Films and director Tamir Moscovici to create Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide.

Kazunori has had a lifelong fascination with cars that started when he was 3 years old and wasn't deterred when he crashed his GT-R at the age of 24. The film chronicles the 15 years he spent working on the Gran Turismo series and the passion that kept him pushing for more (often causing notorious delays).

"I feel truly lucky to be able to create a driving game that can capture the emotion and true feeling of cars from around the world," said Yamauchi. "I am honored to share a part of my life's vision with the fans and excited to see how everyone who has been part of the Gran Turismo movement has changed the course of the gaming and automotive industries in ways we never dreamed possible."

Moscovici, whose previous films include "Urban Outlaw,""Painting Coconuts" had this to say about the film. "What really inspired me while making this documentary about Kazunoriand Gran Turismo was the element of loyalty and family that was evident from the start. This same feeling of being part of something exciting is extended to the fans and it's why there is such a devoted following for something that many would perceive as simply a video game. Shooting footage of rare cars and following the team across the world as they created the game was exciting, but our big picture was to shed the exterior, to be able to capture how this movement has changed the lives of millions."

If, like us, you want to check out KAZ it's available for viewing right this minute on Hulu. Go go go!