A D&D Deep Dive into the “Eye of the Beholder” with Brian Stillman, Kelley Slagle, and Seth Polansky
Any longtime Dungeons & Dragons player will tell you that one key to success is bringing together the right mix of player characters to ensure maximum coverage of the interesting circumstances an adventuring party can encounter. This D&D skill crosses over into the real world, since any large-scale creative endeavor needs to do the same thing, except replacing fighters, wizards, rogues, and clerics with directors, producers, editors, and all those other people in the credits. We can see this dynamic at work with Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons, a new documentary film that follows the evolution of the artwork of Dungeons & Dragons from its earliest origins in the 1970’s to its growing mainstream success with the 5th edition of the game. The core team behind the film also demonstrates the power of multi-classing. Brian Stillman, founder of X-Ray Films and director of Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys, served as Producer, Co-Director, and Director of Photography, while the co-founders of Cavegirl Productions (coming off the film Of Dice and Men), Kelley Slagle and Seth Polansky, served as Producer, Co-Director, and Editor; and Producer, Location and Post-Production Audio, and Legal Counsel, respectively.