My Second Life

A Second Life Odyssee

In January 2007, a man named Molotov Alva, disappeared from his Californian home. Shortly after, a series of video dispatches by a traveller of the same name appeared within a popular online world called Second Life. Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton came across these video dispatches and put them together into a documentary of ten episodes, shot entirely in Second Life. An instant YouTube classic, the film was snapped up by HBO and received rave reviews in the US.  (In USA this film is launched under the title: Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey)

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Directed and written by: Douglas Gayeton
Scenario: Douglas Gayeton
Producer: Submarine
Co-producer: VPRO
Release: 2008
Length: 52 min


Directed and written by: Douglas Gayeton
Producer: Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix
Co-producer: Douglas Gayeton
Composer: Kevin Macleod
Sound design: Douglas Gayeton
Audio postproduction: Nick Pierone / Binono sound
Art director: Jayson John Murphy / Orhalla Zander
Editor: Pier Giorgio Provenzano
Publicity: Yaniv Wolf
Production website: Koop Reynders
Design: Jurriaan Esmeijer
Webdevelopment: Jorrit de Vries
Technical support: Christiaan de Rooij
Production coördinator: Janneke van de Kerkhof
Commissioning editor VPRO: Barbara Truyen, Maarten Schmidt, Thomas Doebele
Cast: Orhalla Zander, Molotov Alva, Gayeton Ringo, Moon Cole, PG Broadbent, Scarlett Parker, Darby Bradley, Lavant Taggart, Lawrence Posthorn, Dawnmarie Hannya, Aleia Lamourfou, Luna Idler
Voices of:  Douglas Gayeton, Steven Marten, Tad Wadhams, Bonnie Nurroughs Pierone, Nick Pierone
Character design: Chip Midnight, Fia Hartunian
Animation: Heather Shortbread
Model builders: Jayson John Murphy, Verotica Lewis, Yadni Monde
Molotov’s house: Octal Khan
Dendrites: DC Spensley, Dancoyote Antonelli

A SubmarineChannel production In collaboration with VPRO television

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