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by Alexander Schönauer – Berlin, Germany When I started working on my CollabFeature Segment THE VISIONARY it was a big leap of faith for me. I had just moved to Berlin about two months earlier. I left my network in Vienna and had absolutely no industry or personal contacts in Berlin except two people working with … Continue reading
by Reenita Malhotra It wasn’t too long ago that Hong Kong was considered to be a center for Asian art and film. Back in the eighties, while most Americans identified Asian cinema with Bruce Lee, Hong Kong’s movie business grew to be the third largest in the world, surpassed only by those in India and … Continue reading
The first-of-its-kind CollabFeature film, “The Owner” premiered around the world on Friday, May 25, 2012.
Filmed by 25 filmmakers on 5 continents, “The Owner” follows the adventures of an old backpack that is passed from character to character around the world. As the journey progresses, we learn details about the mysterious man to whom the bag belongs.
The story, written collaboratively over the internet, brings together a variety of cultures, languages, and film styles into a singular narrative plot. On May 25th, the filmmakers, most of whom have never met, hosted a same-night screenings in theaters in their own cities. More Screenings will be announced soon: Sign up for screening info here.
A Multi-Director, Multi-Language,Internet-Collaboration Feature Film directed by
Rafael Yoshida, John Versical, Nicole Sylvester, Brian Shephard, Marty Shea, Fahad Shaikh, Sabine Sebaali, Alexander Schoenauer, Adam Ruszkowski, Neha Raheja Thakker, Asmit Pathare, Arne Nostitz-Rieneck, Steve Murphy, Varun Mathur, Vishesh Mankal, Reenita Malhotra, Craig Lines, Nino Leitner, Yango González, Nicolas Fogliarini, Todd Felderstein, Mairtin de Barra, Francois Coetzee, Xavier Agudo
Filmed by 25 filmmakers on 5 continents, “The Owner” follows an old backpack around the world. Via the characters it encounters, we learn about the mysterious man to whom the bag belongs. Written collaboratively over the internet, “The Owner” brings together a variety of cultures, languages, and film styles.Visit The Owner