Europe in 8 Bits is a documentary that explores the world of chip music, a new musical trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this musical movement reveal to us how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo’s GameBoy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 to turn them into a tool capable of creating a new sound, a modern tempo and an innovative musical style. This is a new way of interpreting music performed by a great many artists who show their skills in turning these ‘limited’ machines designed for leisure in the 80’s into surprising musical instruments and graphical tools. It will leave nobody indifferent.
Javier Polo is a young Valencian filmmaker that works mainly in the world of advertisement. Despite his young age, he has received several awards for his innovative works in diverse formats, and he had shot films throughout 4 different continents. His sensitivity in music and in travel has influenced his life from his early career till today, as it is shown in his first documentary Europe in 8 Bits.