Nifty 'Meet Your Other You' Website for Searchlight's 'Another Earth'
by Alex Billington
May 24, 2011
If you could meet your other you - what would you say? That's the question an intriguing new viral-ish website for Mike Cahill's sci-fi indie Another Earth addresses. Fox Searchlight, who picked up the film from Sundance, recently launched a website located at MeetYourOtherYou.com that uses some webcam trickery to run a little video where you will communicate with your "other self" from that "other Earth." Those that have seen the official trailer for this film remember the moment when the person on the TV talks back and this is trying to achieve the same effect but with everyone individually. It's pretty cool - try it out!
Another Earth is both written and directed by American filmmaker Mike Cahill, whose feature directing debut was Boxers and Ballerinas in 2004. The screenplay was co-written by Cahill and Brit Marling, who also stars in this and co-wrote her other script, Sound of My Voice, as well as Cahill's Boxers and Ballerinas. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it was acquired by Fox Searchlight, who's planning on bringing Another Earth to limited theaters starting on July 22nd this summer. Curious?