The film includes more than 40 interviews with Dungeons & Dragons luminaries from artists, to game designers, to fans, and more. The documentary first came to life thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign in February 2018, which described Eye of the Beholder as an “exciting new feature-length documentary that explores the history, influence, and stories behind the artwork that helps create the worlds in which we all play.”
Even the documentary’s stunning poster, created by Dungeons & Dragons veteran Jeff Easley, shows the thought put into featuring the work of these incredibly talented artists. Both the art and Eye of the Beholder feel like a love letter to the role-playing game that’s currently enjoying its well-deserved time in the spotlight.
Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons, directed by Kelley Slagle and Brian Stillman, made its first public debut at Gen Con 2018 in three sold-out screenings. It’s since been picked up by The Nacelle Company for a wider release on May 14, 2019.
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All Images: Eye of the Beholder / The Nacelle Company (Art by Jeff Easley)