Santa brought me a ZX Spectrum 48K Christmas 1984. My Aunty Ann gave me ten whole pounds, with which I purchased Knight Lore, and within weeks my paper round money and (shh, dinner money – I survived on crisp sandwiches) meant I could buy one full price game a week. I lived the Spectrum. I breathed the Spectrum. It was in my blood and in my soul. I was addicted!

Spectrum Addict: LOAD “FILM 2” is a new Kickstarter crowdfunding project about the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer, which is running throughout October in order to earn pennies in order to make the film. The Kickstarter has just gone live now!! (Friday 6th October). You can find it here:

Also please check out:

The first film, Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict, met with critical acclaim and lots of nice people said nice things about it, like Retro Gamer Magazine who awarded it Pick of the Month and said, “There’s a heart and personality to Memoirs which is missing from many of its peers” and “It’s a delightful labour of love”.

Please take the time to drop by the LOAD “FILM 2” Kickstarter campaign and see what it’s all about.


Andy Remic



Spectrum Addict: LOAD “FILM 2”. Coming soon. 🙂
If you check across the internetty thingy, there should be a couple of competitions to win DVDs of the first film, especially at LORD A*SE. 🙂

I’m thrilled to announce (if you haven’t already seen it!) that Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict received “Pick of the Month” in Retro Gamer Magazine, Load 172 (Sep2017). Thank you to Darran Jones and the Retrobate Team for their amazing support of the film. 🙂   Go check it out!

You can buy the film from… (prices have been lowered since Retro Gamer went to press).  

Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict will be at Play Expo in Manchester on Sunday 15th October 2017. We’ll show a big segment of the film, then have a panel for Q&A starring some of the developers and artists featured in the film! (and me, gulp). More information here:

 And you can still buy the film from…

Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict, a Film by Andy Remic, will have a stand at the Video Game Market at Doncaster Dome, Saturday 12th August 2017.

There you can buy signed DVDs and BluRays, but also meet author / filmmaker Andy Remic. He’ll be selling some of his novels (22 professionally published so far) and if you are a fan, pop along with your books and he’ll sign them for free. 🙂
Review copies of the film Spectrum Addict are available if you have a magazine, blog, website, TV company (ahem). Email me. Contact:

You can also order the film on digital, DVD and BluRay at:

Jim Bagley – “An awesome peek behind the scenes of the ZX Spectrum’s part in the games industry, and its impact on gamers!”

Simon Butler – “A window to the past that shaped the future of games!”

Andy Spencer – “A fantastic journey into what it was like to actually be part of something very special – the ZX Spectrum really did change people’s lives. Absolutely fantastic.”

Jas Austin – “A nostalgia filled trip down 8-bit memory lane!”

Mark R. Jones – “At last, the ZX Spectrum has its first film! Future generations will now be able to experience what it was like.”

Steve Turner – “We loved the film, it was both interesting and very nostalgic, I am sure Spectrum fans will also love it. I thought you had really captured the spirit and dedication in the interviews.”

Jas Austin – “So proud to be a part of this unmissable documentary… brought back so many wonderful memories!”

Andy Spencer – “A fantastic journey in to what it was like to actually be part of something very special – the ZX Spectrum… absolutely fantastic!”

Rob – “It’s really well done, and genuinely interesting, and you owe it to yourself to go and take a look at it (you can buy downloads as well as DVDs, Blu-Rays etc).” … “I hugely enjoyed it, I could listen to Bagley, Hare, Turner (etc) all night long” … “Anyway, stop reading this and go and watch the damn movie.”

Andy Russell –  “I just finished watching this [MoaSA]… I meant to watch 10 minutes as I have a deadline for work tomorrow (I’ll have to wing that now) but it was bloody awesome and I loved every minute… thank you just so much for this film, you must have put your heart and soul into this and from me and every other speccy nut I can’t tell you how much we appreciate this. I’ve sent £25 your way to the paypal address in the email as some small token to support your efforts. I genuinely can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a film this much and I was gutted when the credits rolled. You sir, rock!”

Neil Wright – “I’ve watched it. What a joy! I didn’t want it to end. I loved the Speccy loading screens for the chapters and the topics of conversation were really interesting.”

Warfado – “Bravo Andy! What a speccy nerd masterpiece. We really feel you’re one of us on this magical ride to our youth. We feel you, when get little in front of such legends in the interviews. After all they’re our heroes, our Santas, who provided us so much adventures and pleasure out of a cassette box. Those were the days, thank you for taking me back to the most wonderful years of my life again for 2 hours.”

James Shade – “Sat there with a grin on my face the whole time – loving it. Great to see what life was like inside the Spectrum industry whilst I was busy saving pocket money to buy games and magazines!”

Glenn Edwards – “Great work on the movie. It’s amazing what you’ve achieved. I’m one of the early Kickstarter backers, and have been enjoying the digital download, whilst I wait for my BluRay copy J

Neil Davies – “My wife is not happy with you as the film changed out Saturday afternoon plans! Lol. Love the film, enjoyed it from start to finish (and then back to several parts again). A lot of happy memories and familiar faces. I’ll salvage what’s left of Saturday afternoon – if the Mrs is still talking to me 😉 .”

Steve Meert – “Wonderful film and I really enjoyed it… fantastic work and it brought back some very fond memories.”

Eddie Evans – “I’m watching it now, and loving it, brings back some happy memories.”

Chris A – “Brilliant film. A wonderful way to spend two hours, my jaw frequently open!”

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I received an amazing message from Mr Steve Turner, author of Avalon, Dragontorc, Ranarama, Quazatron, Magnetron, Intensity and a host of 16-bit titles. Steve Turner was an integral cog of GRAFTGOLD. It was such an honour and privilege not just to interview him, but for him to come to the premiere of Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict in Cambridge on 01.07.17 – and then give me advice on tweaking the film! So, here’s raising a glass to you Mr Turner!

(Secret fact: when I went to interview Steve, I absolutely just could not do it. I was star-struck. I was a moron. My friend, Marie Isaac, did the interviewing, whilst I hid behind the camera like a little 13 year old boy pretending to be busy).
Today, Steve said: “Thank you Andy, Julie and I really enjoyed the premiere. We loved the film, it was both interesting and very nostalgic, I am sure Spectrum fans will also love it. I thought you had really captured the spirit and dedication in the interviews.”

Wow. I could not possibly receive a higher praise than that!?? Do you know how many hours I spent playing Avalon? Dragontorc? Astroclone? And then – QUAZATRON? That was my personal favourite. I haemorrhaged MONTHS on that Spectrum classic. I still think it’s awesome. Thank you Mr Turner – for your games, your time, your interview, your feedback.

You can see his interview (and those of other Spectrum stars) at:

The premiere for Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict is being held at The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge, UK on 1st July 2017. There will be some very special guests, including many of the stars in the film – Jim Bagley, Steve Turner, The Oliver Twins, to name but a few, along with a bar provided by Lord Conrad’s Brewery of Cambridge! It promises to be a very special occasion and YOU can win TWO tickets to the premiere! Simply email your name, address and favourite Spectrum game to to be entered into a prize draw! Simples! (Closing date Monday 26th June 2017 at 1pm).

The film can still be pre-ordered at

Here is the final cover for Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict by Oliver Frey (original CRASH Magazine artist). Speccy Addict is a feature doc about the ZX Spectrum – and it’s now complete. Digital release is 02.07.17, with DVD and BluRay following shortly. If you order the signed BluRay you can still get your name in the film credits! – TODAY is the LAST DAY you can get your name in the film credits by ordering the signed BluRay film. Thank you.

Spec Addict can be ordered from: