The movie tells about Smith and his games both trough the game players and through people that knew him. Spectrum Diamond is, however, also a movie about the development of the computer culture. Some of us can still recall what the first computers at the turn of the 1980’s looked like, and for this generation Smith’s computer-game world looks strangely familiar. In fact, his computer games might have caught millions of young men’s interest for computers around Western Europe.
The movie was filmed in the summer of 2002 in England and Finland.