SXSW: Second Skin Documentary Trailer
by Alex Billington
February 6, 2008
We just posted the full list of films showing at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March, and now we have a trailer for one of them. Second Skin is premiering at SXSW and was mentioned as one of the few that I'm very interested in. It's a documentary described as "an intimate look at people whose lives have become transformed by the virtual worlds in online games such as World of Warcraft, Everquest and Second Life." There's no way I could pass up a documentary like that! And after watching this trailer, I'm 100% there. This looks like it could be great! And 'fess up if you're a World of Warcraft, Everquest, or Second Life player, c'mon now!
The reason why I'm really looking forward to this is because I know an excessive number of friends who got heavily sucked into World of Warcraft. There were those who balanced work and life, and then there were those that it consumed their life. It frustrated me that people didn't have enough self control to pull themselves off and a have a steady life while also playing the game. But alas I was a gamer once, too, even though never that excessive. Either way, I'm very curious to see how Second Skin portrays the gamers in the end - good or bad? And special thanks to Neil from Film School Rejects for showing me this trailer!
Watch the trailer for Second Skin:
If you're curious to know more, head to the official website for Second Skin: SecondSkinFilm.com.
Second Skin is directed by young budding filmmaker Juan Carlos Piñeiro, who has a few other narrative films playing on the festival circuit. The film doesn't have a distributor yet, so if you're a movie studio, make sure to head out and buy this! Second Skin will be premiering at the SXSW Film Festival in March.