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The Future Of Cinema And Computer Gaming?

What Would You Do If You Accidently Found Someone Crying Out For Help On A Hidden Website?

Chris Purnell, is writer/director of new Alternate Reality Game entitled Gun Shots By Computer - Part 1. The films where produced in Scotland and feature two rising stars of the Scottish acting world, Shian Denovan (Night Is Day) and Claire Dicarlo.

He says this about GSBC1:

Cinema goers are a dying breed and due to spiraling cost, cinemas will soon be a thing of the past. I believe there has to be a future to film, and I think the Internet will play a major role in that. Already people download movies from the Internet instead of going to the cinema; people would rather see a film for free. I understand that, as I am one of those people. So to reach out to those people you have to make the whole experience of watching a film more interesting for them. You have to give them a reason not to just download it. I believe we have created the format to do that.

Our web based films are set in an Orwellian world in the year 2032 which parallels our own
present. The story begins behind the website, HMV, where one girl gives a direct address to the camera done through the style of video blogs.

The story is that Sarah’s friends and family see her as a crazy paranoid person. But is she? After Sarah stops taking her pills she becomes convinced that she is living in an Orwellian nightmare. She believes her pills to be a form of government control. But is this all in Sarah’s head? Is she really just paranoid and the pills are there only to keep her chemical imbalance from becoming worse? Sarah begins to keep a video diary to warn people in other countries of the impending doom that will befall them.

The story branches from Sarah’s website to other websites which are revealed to drive the plot forward. These sites are: www.xxxxxxxxxxx.com, www.xxxxxxxxxxxx.com and www.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.org This allows viewers to actively participate in the story. (I’ve took the urls out, as it would be too easy to jump the gun, and ruin the creative flow. - Rich)

From the moment you enter Sarah’s site you are confronted by a government warning that will hopefully spark viewers intrigue. The page you then see used to divert attention away from what she is doing. When clicked on, the next page to open will establish that we are in a hidden website and what you are about to see is very secret. When the user enters to the next page the first film will begin to let the viewer know where they are and what they are about to see.

The site was launched 72 hours ago and has already received 4500 hits. We believe this to show that the format works and it is causing a stir.

This format will let people interact with the film and instead of just being a viewer; they will feel like an active participant. Making them jump through all these hoops makes a game of the film, and when they see the final film it will somehow feel more rewarding.

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