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The Waiting Room – One Hospital. Hundreds of Stories.


The waiting room is a film and social media project about healthcare. Focusing on a ‘safety net’ hospital in California, The waiting room is also a repository of conversation topics and emotions felt in the online waiting room.


One Hospital. Hundreds of stories.

Lance Weiler – Collapsus


Collapsus is a brand-new transmedia project from SubmarineChannel that combines interactivity, animation, fiction, and documentary. Collapsus looks into the near future and shows you how the imminent energy crisis affects a group of ten young people, who appear to be caught up in an energy conspiracy. Collapsus is the transmedia project associated with the documentary, Energy Risk. 
Collapsus is directed by Tommy Pallotta, producer of Scanner Darkly and Waking Life, and director of American Prince.

Collapsus Trailer from SubmarineChannel on Vimeo.

Who Wants to Be a Terrorist?


At last – reality TV with some actual threat. It’s what the world has been building to since Survivor first soiled the airwaves.

See - they were only joking.

The Conspiracy for Good


Fantastic transmedia story which starts with a young female DJ making a piece about AIDS in Africa when she discovers an oil company is going to run a pipeline straight through the village she is working in. From there it becomes a multi narrative, multi platform experience that spans the globe and encourages participants to create their own content.

A wonderful piece by The Company P and Tim Kring of ‘Heroes’ fame

Jolly good


Lance Weiler


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What a jolly nice man.

HonkyTonk Films – The Big Issue


In this online documentary and global investigation into the obesity epidemic, the leaders of participatory and social media driven film – HonkyTonk – invite the audience to become journalist, and make their own opinions of the issue, as well as deciding the actions that should be taken to combat the problem.

The Big Issue - Global epidemic

Batman Twitter Crack


On June 10th 2005, a tiny indie team headed by a bloke called Christopher Nolan released a small film – Batman Begins. No one really heard or cared about it at the time, and it is still very unlikely you will ever meet anyone who has seen it.

I’m told it was a rip-off of the epic phenomenon ‘Condorman’ – superstar action vehicle for Hollywood hunk Michael Crawford – but I cannot see it coming close to the scope or scale of that Disney cash-cow.

There was surprisingly a sequel to this ‘Batman’ (just ridiculous – a bat man? – bat’s are no where near as cool as condors), but that also disappeared without trace. The impossible has happened, and this unknown director with his niche product has secured a third release. Cynical attempts to generate publicity have seen Hollywood drama heavyweights such as Uwe Bol attached, but it is clear this will again be helmed by the unknown and unproved Nolan.

Obviously desperate for attention, they squirreled together a few quid and realised the internet was cheap, so spent it on a twitter crack promotional piece, which rewarded the audience with a sneak peek of a film no one has heard of, and probably never will. If I know films – and I think I do - I predict it will again disappear without trace.

There are accusations of nepotism, due to Nolan’s famous Irish singing sisters, who have apparently ruled tinseltown since their 1979 single ‘I’m in the mood for dancing’ shook the world starting the global dynasty we know today.

This season I am mostly trending rubber and bad lighting

Transmedia Hollywood 2011 Conference


The Great Bearded One – Henry Jenkins – has uploaded the delayed videos from the Transmedia Hollywood conference 2011. The event looks at everything which will be shaping Hollywood over the next 12 months. Go there now!

Where it all goes down.....

Him, Her and Them


A social film on facebook where you and your friends can add to the story.

Tribeca get Geek with call for Interactive Media


Tribeca Film Festival calls for interactive submissions which will appeal to new and emerging audiences.
Go progressive film festivals!!!!!!!!!!!

Tribeca sees the future of media. And her name is interactive.

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