A short documentary/interview piece I co-directed and story-edited for SCI-Arc Channel, about the power of fictional worlds.
Our perception of the world is largely shaped through the mediums of fiction. Our political positions are informed by fake news, we live out our lives in the pixelated territories of video games and we escape into the pages of a novel or the flicker of the movie screen. In film, games and literature we have always imagined alternative worlds as a means to understand our own world in new ways. Sometimes moments, places or cities are best understood by examining the stories we construct about them. Join an ensemble of directors, concept artists, video game designers and storytellers as we go on an expedition through an atlas of imaginary worlds, fictional cities and speculative geographies. This is a tour through landscapes for the projection of belief and disbelief, worlds of fear and wonder that are both thrilling and scary, necessary and urgent.
Cast in order of appearance:
Hannah Beachler, Production Designer (Black Panther, Moonlight)
Nivanh Chanthara, Concept Artist (Ghost in the Shell, Babiru)
Ane Crabtree, Costume Designer (Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld)
Lauren Beukes, Author (Broken Monsters, Zoo City)
Victor Martinez, Concept Artist (Blade Runner 2049)
Jimmi Simpson, Actor (Westworld, Black Mirror)
Patti Podesta, Production Designer (American Gods, Memento)
Rick Carter, Production Designer (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avatar).