San Francisco (PRWEB) September 4, 2007
HBO has acquired 'Molotov's Dispatches in Search of the Creator: a Second Life Odyssey', the first documentary to be shot entirely in a virtual world. The animated documentary will premiere on the network in 2008.
Directed by Douglas Gayeton ("Johnny Mnemonic"), 'Molotov's Dispatches in Search of the Creator: a Second Life Odyssey' tells the story of Gayeton's avatar, Molotov Alva. Alva exists in Second Life, a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by a total of 9,188,392 residents from around the globe.
In January 2007, Molotov Alva disappeared from his California home. Recently, a series of video dispatches by an avatar of the same name appeared within the popular online world called Second Life. In these dispatches Molotov Alva encounters everything from Furries to Cyberpunks to Neo-Luddites to Sex Slaves to the King of the Hobos, Orhalla Zander, who assisted Molotov in his search for the creator of their brave new world.
About Douglas Gayeton
Douglas Gayeton (http://www.gayeton.com) wrote and directed, together with William Gibson, 'Johnny Mnemonic', the first interactive CD-ROM based movie, for Sony Imagesoft. His digital animated series 'Delta State' was named best animated TV series of the year at the 2004 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Gayeton has also created and designed virtual worlds and social networks for such clients as AOL, MSN, Vivendi MTV and Napster. He is the Chief Creative Officer of Millions of Us ( http://www.millionsofus.com).
'Molotov's Dispatches in Search of the Creator: a Second Life Odyssey' was produced by Submarine (http://www.submarine.nl), an Amsterdam based production company specialized in documentaries, animation series and games for the international market. Femke Wolting and Bruno Felix of Submarine are the executive producers of the film.
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., providing two 24-hour pay television services -- HBO and Cinemax -- to over 40 million U.S. subscribers. The services offer the most popular subscription video on demand products, HBO On Demand and Cinemax On Demand, as well as multiplex channels and HD feeds. Internationally, HBO's branded television networks along with the subscription video on demand products HBO On Demand and HBO Mobile, bring HBO services to over 50 countries. HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
About Millions of Us, Inc.
Millions of Us, Inc., is an agency specializing in virtual worlds. Founded in 2006 and based in San Francisco, the agency's clients include 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Toyota, Microsoft, Intel and Coca-Cola.
Millions of Us, Inc.
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jessica.manzi @ hbo.com
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