Twittamentary looks at how lives connect and intersect within the Twitter community as the real-time web accelerates serendipity. Bonds are forged as a result of unexpected encounters between strangers as they share moments of their lives real time. The film is created in the open spirit of the Web. Twitter users are invited to contribute story ideas, rich media and videos to the film via the movie website. The launch of the Twittamentary website in August 2009 soon led to a whirlwind road trip across USA, where the filmmaker interviewed a wide range of Twitter’ers,from a travel journalist turned “twilebrity” to a homeless women who uses twitter from a public library to a prostitute who uses twitter as her personal GPS.
Trailer of Twittamentary
Twittamentary and Twitter
Not only is this film about Twitter, it is made by leveraging the power of Twitter. Twitter’er submitted stories to the movie website and also provided real time story leads and suggestions as we traveled from city to city on a road trip. In Chicago, for instance, the Twitter’ers essentially coordinated the entire shoot for us in real time, pointing us to the events and stories worth covering. Now that the film is ready for release, Twitter’ers around the world have come forward, offering to set up screenings of the film.
The Filmmaker, Siok Siok(@sioksiok) will be on hand to answer questions and hear your thoughts about Twittamentary.
Level 3, Suria KLCC
Kuala Lumpur, 50088
P.S: There won’t be any food served so please have some dinner before coming over!