A story about social media and how it effects us as individuals and as a group. Told through the eyes of video artist Loren Feldman.
His story. Their story. Your story. Our story.
The year is 2038. "SoMe" is the story of Social Media as told through the experiences of Loren Feldman. It will feature interviews with luminaries, and stories about both Loren and the many people he has met over the course of his career on the web. It will tell the story of the people and culture that drives the Internet and social media. The good, the bad, the ugly. The underlying narrative to all of it is how these "new technologies" are affecting us. Who we are, how we relate to other people, and who people really are offline as opposed to online. Identity, transparency, persona, these are just a few of the concepts that will be explored.
Release Date: 4 months after funding goal. (August 2012)
Length: 70 min. to TBD
Format: Film will be released in 720 HD.
Distribution: YouTube or alternative public website.
Locations: New York, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, London,
The film will be composed of numerous visual elements including archival footage, new interviews, animation, puppetry, stand - up, subliminal inserts, linguistics, text, stand-up and other multi-media elements. Like all of Loren's work it will be unique, have a point of view while hopefully forcing you to connect dots that form the story. Think "The Wall" meets "Tree Of Life" meets "The King of Comedy" meets "The Muppets" type vibe.
Cast and Crew:
- Produced By 1938 Media News Division
- Written, Directed, Starring by - Loren Feldman
- Additional Writing and Consulting - Lon Harris
- Cinematography - TBD
- Special Effects and Animations - TBD
- Second Unit Director - The "Cameraguy".
- Computer Effects - Marcel Fahle
- Original Music - Philip "Pud" Kaplan
- Waltr Kronkyte - Narrator
- Shel Israel Puppet - Himself
- Loren Feldman - Loren Feldman
- The 1938 Media Puppets - The Chorus
- Assorted Hot Chicks - Themselves
- David Anderson
- Lisa Barone
- Scott Beale
- Jason Calacanis
- Prince Campbell
- Wesley Faulkner
- John Furrier
- Omar Gallaga
- Michael Gray
- Ted Murphy
- Dan Patterson
- Chuck Reina
- Milo Yiannopoulos
- Secret Special Guests
- and more to announced....
People Who Will Probably Be Discussed:
Julia Allison, Michael Arrington, Steve Ballmer, Henry Blodget, Chris Brogan, Robert Bruce, Paul Carr, Pete Cashmore, Brian Clark, Ron Conway, Henry Copland, Jay Cuthrell, Mike Daisey, Barry Diller, Jack Dorsey, Dan Farber, Steve Gilmor, Paul Graham, MC Hammer, Shel Israel, Andrew Jecklin, Steve Jobs, Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, Loic LeMeur, Jakob Lodwick, Hugh MacLeod, "Netmeg", Jeremiah Oywang, Chris Pearson, Pat Phelan, Gabe Rivera, Jeremy Schoemaker, Robert Scoble, Steven Streight, Gary "Vee", Dave Winer, Missy Ward, Fred Wilson, Mark Zuckerberg....and many more maybe even you!!
Companies Who Will Probably Be Discussed:
1938 Media, Allthingsd, Aol, Amazon, Apple, Color, Facebook, Klout, Microsoft, Mashable, Google, Seesmic, Techcrunch, Twitter, Wolphram, Yahoo, Youtube, Zappos....and many more!!
All funds raised will go toward the following;
Production Costs - Travel, Set Rentals, Puppets, Props, Technical Talent, Costume Design, Post-Production, All the usual stuff. Sandwiches for the crew that sort of thing.
Talent Costs - Some of these clowns might demand a fee which I won't give them but I'll buy them some drinks. Also for additional professional actors.
Crew Salaries - Everyone involved needs to get paid and is working far below their standard rates.
Legal - For obvious reasons.
Licensing - Works from other artists.
We will get as much as every dollar directly on the screen as we can. If we exceed the financial goal it will only add to what can be accomplished. Additional funds could go to;
Extreme Special EFX
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