STÖMOL is a feature length science fiction machinima filmed entirely in Second Life®. It was released on 23 July 2020.
Official history tells us the sky turned red after an asteroid hit the planet and a trillion particles of dust got blasted into the air. But some people say that’s a lie. They claim we did this to ourselves.
They can’t prove any of it. From 1990 onwards – seventy years of history – there’s official conglomerate media only. Systems today don’t recognise the file formats from back then. ‘Digital Hygeine,’ they tell us.
Is truth just the story we create so that things seem to make sense, the line that joins up the dots into a picture we can understand? We think each dot can only lead to one other, but what if every dot leads to a thousand others and a million different pictures can be drawn?
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Yesterday afternoon I spent a very pleasant hour talking to Ivar Zeile, Founder and Creative Director of the SUPERNOVA Digital Film Festival, about STÖMOL and filming in Second Life. STÖMOL has been selected for the festival, and is one of two feature-length films showing. 2020 is the first time SUPERNOVA has included a feature-length category. …
Erik Mondrian, one of the winners of the New World Notes competition for a free ticket to the inworld private premiere of STÖMOL, enjoyed my film so much he told me I should consider submitting it to a film festival. If you’ve seen my Lab Gab interview with Strawberry Linden, you’ll hopefully know by now …
There’s one last thing for me to do on my STÖMOL tick list: publish a web page with the movie embedded. So here it is. Underneath the video below are a few additional musings which you have my permission to ignore completely. It’s been a thrilling end to a long journey. When I started on …