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RTDOCS is a documentary series directed by Mat Hames (except 'Let's Play Live' directed by Daniel Fabelo) and produced in association with Alpheus Media, covering internet culture, technology, and gaming. The series is primarily for FIRST members. 'Waiting for the Punchline' was an official selection of DocFest, Big Sky Documentary Festival, and CIFF

Overview Edit

Release Title Genre Notes
September 14, 2015 Let's Play Live: The Documentary Documentary Distributed by Rooster Teeth First.
April 15, 2016 Connected Documentary Distributed by Rooster Teeth First.
July 8, 2016 (Part 1)

July 15, 2016 (Part 2)

The World's Greatest Head Massage: An ASMR Journey Documentary Distributed by Rooster Teeth First. Released in two parts.
December 16, 2016 The Meme Machine: What Happens When the Internet Chooses You Documentary Distributed by Rooster Teeth First.
April 28, 2017 Haus of Pain Documentary Distributed by Rooster Teeth First.
March 24, 2017 The Tattooist Documentary Distributed by Rooster Teeth First.
November 2, 2018 Common Ground Documentary Distributed by Rooster Teeth First.
January 26, 2018 Becoming Jessica Nigri Documentary Distributed by Rooster Teeth First.
April 20, 2018 Why We’re Here: 15 Years of Rooster Teeth Documentary Distributed by Rooster Teeth First.
March 22, 2019 Waiting for the Punchline Documentary Distributed by Rooster Teeth First.

EpisodesEdit

Episode Airdate Cast Description Runtime (HH:MM:SS)
RT Docs: Let's Play Live: The Documentary - Official Trailer September 9, 2015 Geoff Ramsey, Jack Pattillo, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Ray Narvaez Jr., Ryan Haywood, Gustavo Sorola, Matt Bragg, Jeremy Dooley, Trevor Collins, Lindsay Jones, James Willems, Adam Kovic, Bruce Greene, Lawrence Sonntag Let's Play Live: The Documentary follows Achievement Hunter as it turns online gaming into a first-of-its-kind live event. It's a new media rock concert the likes of which have never been seen. 1:29
Let's Play Live: The Documentary September 14, 2015 Geoff Ramsey, Jack Pattillo, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Ray Narvaez Jr., Ryan Haywood, Gustavo Sorola, Matt Bragg, Jeremy Dooley, Trevor Collins, Lindsay Jones, James Willems, Adam Kovic,

Bruce Greene, Lawrence Sonntag

Lets Play Live: The Documentary follows Achievement Hunter as it turns online gaming into a first-of-its-kind live event. The documentary not only explores why Lets Plays are so popular, but also how the convergence of gaming and community are redefining the stages once reserved for only the biggest of rock stars. Directed by Daniel Fabelo. 27:33
Connected April 15, 2016 Barbara Dunkelman, Blaine Gibson, Nicholas Carr, Gavin Free, Gustavo Sorola, Burnie Burns, Bob Duke, Art Markman, Matt Hullum, Joel Rubin, James Willems, Bruce Greene, Eric Duncan, Caleb Denecour, Aaron Marquis, Chris Demarais Follow Barbara Dunkelman and Blaine Gibson as they must survive their work, their social lives and the modern world without the comfort of their cell phones. With interviews from Nicholas Carr, author of the New York Times best-seller The Shallows, and behavioral psychologists Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, Connected explores how our brains change with our use of technology and analyze how we sustain and build relationships in the 21st century. 45:31
The World's Greatest Head Massage: An ASMR Journey July 8, 2016 (Part 1)
July 15, 2016 (Part 2)
Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Gustavo Sorola, Ashley Jenkins, Meg Turney, Art Markman, Mirna Mejla, Griffon Ramsey, Max Kruemcke RT Docs' The World's Greatest Head Massage: An ASMR Journey is a two-part documentary that investigates the world of autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) and the ASMR "artists" who make content online. It follows Rooster Teeth's Burnie Burns and Gavin Free, who talk about their experiences with ASMR, and then fly to India to search for Baba, the "Cosmic Barber of Pushkar," whose famous "World's Greatest Head Massage" videos gave them both tingling ASMR sensations. 1:04:39
The Meme Machine: What Happens When the Internet Chooses You December 16, 2016 Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Jon Risinger, Mica Burton, Barbara Dunkelman, Gus Sorola, Laina Morris, Maggie Goldenberger, Kyle Craven, Ian Davies, Tay Zonday, Tim Hwang, Ben Huh, Justin Sewell, Ryan Milner, PhD., Dan Caldwell, Kathryn O'Shields,  Where did memes come from? Can you make a meme? What happens when you become a meme? In The Meme Machine, Rooster Teeth explores the origins of memes, how they spread, and digs into the stories behind some of the most popular “human memes” like Ermahgerd Girl, Overly Attached Girlfriend, and Chocolate Rain Guy. 53:38
The Tattooist March 24, 2017 Geoff Ramsey, Griffon Ramsey, Millicent Ramsey, Eric Brunt, Gus Sorola, Michael Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Sloan Priest, Becca Frasier"The Coathangers", Chelsea Atkinson, Andrea Caprotti, Mica Burton, Mariel Salcedo In “The Tattooist,” Rooster Teeth's Geoff Ramsey explores the subculture of tattoos and takes a crash course from a master tattoo artist. Geoff's tattoos are a roadmap, drawing paths between different moments in his life. He and his wife Griffon share these stories with their 12-year-old daughter Millie, who struggles to understand why they want tattoos. 46:38
Haus of Pain April 17, 2017 James Willems, Lawrence Sonntag, Elyse Willems, Bruce Greene, Adam Kovic, Johnny Mundo, Seth Skyfire, Paul "Logan X" Ventimiglia, Mondo Vega, Ray Rosas, Pinky Rooster Teeth's James Willems plays video games for a living, but he still harbors an unfulfilled childhood dream: to become a pro wrestler. That all changes when James teams up with friend and co-worker Lawrence Sonntag to enroll in a Los Angeles wrestling school, create wrestling personas (“James Angel” and “The Troll”), and train for a tag team match against a pair of vicious pro wrestlers known as “HATE.” How far will James and Lawrence push themselves to achieve James's dream? Do they have what it takes to wrestle a pro team and not get killed? Directed by Mat Hames 58:06
Unconventional June 30, 2017 Gus Sorola Gus Sorola has talked on panels at some of the world's biggest conventions, met thousands of fans, and even co-founded the massive pop culture event, RTX. Now Gus wants to experience the other side - the hundreds of small, obscure, and downright bizarre conventions happening every weekend around the country. Follow him on a journey behind the scenes of obscure fandom as he tries to fit in and find the common link that unites these communities. 47:00
Becoming Jessica Nigri January 26, 2018 Jessica Nigri, Martin Wong Jessica Nigri is an internationally renowned cosplayer, racking up millions of social media followers and the number one Patreon page in cosplay. Becoming Jessica Nigri explores her life, from a magical childhood growing up with quirky parents in New Zealand, to entering middle school in the U.S. where she was mercilessly teased for her “nerdy” interests. Through cosplay, Jessica learned that becoming someone else gives her the courage to be herself. 48:47
Why We’re Here: 15 Years of Rooster Teeth April 20, 2018 Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Gus Sorola, Geoff Ramsey, Joel Heyman, and many RT staff members Why We’re Here: 15 Years of Rooster Teeth provides unprecedented access inside Rooster Teeth, the pioneering studio behind Red vs. Blue, RWBY, and Achievement Hunter. Founded in a spare bedroom in 2003, the company's roots in “machinima”—animated shorts made using video games—found a loyal following before the existence of YouTube, and grew into a supportive community of millions. In the early days, if a community member made something cool, Rooster Teeth hired them. This community of like-minded fans has allowed Rooster Teeth to keep moving forward, creating podcasts, original series, feature films, and massive live events around the world, bypassing the traditional gatekeepers of old media. This documentary reveals never-before-seen archival footage from the private collections of the original founders and explores how the company and community have grown over the last 15 years. 1:06:25
Common Ground November 2, 2018 Gus Sorola Gus Sorola, internet personality and the son of an immigrant, journeys to a border town in south Texas to visit family members, only to discover that his family's immigration story parallels that of people risking everything to immigrate to the U.S. today. 1:45:00
Waiting for the Punchline March 22, 2019 Nick Scarpino, Geoff Ramsey, James Willems, Elyse Willems Waiting for the Punchline follows the rise of Nick Scarpino, accomplished podcaster and fledgling stand up comedian, as he strives to make his mark on the San Francisco comedy scene. Scarpino navigates open mics across the dive bars, laundromats, clubs and restaurants of San Francisco, often performing to small crowds of hardcore alcoholics and other amateur comedians awaiting their time in the spotlight. His goal is to gain a spot at The Punchline, San Francisco's oldest and most prestigious comedy club. 1:14:36

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