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.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
looks very cool i am actually really excited to see this. I myself have never gotten into MMORPG's but i do spend a lot of time on those gosh darn video games haha
ha1rball on Feb 6, 2008
I am one of those who got sucked into World of Warcraft, its how i met my wife, i know lame, but if you want the full story i would be glad to share, it wasn't one of those virtual relationships, we actually met in REAL life before we began a relationship and actually knew each other through real life friends and talked for about 6 months before dating, anywho! I got sucked in and had to learn that balance between life and WoW, Now that i have found it, its a very fun game. Either way i think MMORPGs are something that anyone can get addicted to, i have friends who live the one extreme, they do nothing with their life and sit on that game from the time they wake up til the time they go down at night if they do. Then i have others who have found that balance and its a form of entertainment, but it seems we have all gone through that addiction phase, it really sucks you in because you are not just a character in a game, you are a person, unlike a standard game where there is no interaction with LIVE people on the other side of the characters. But, its still something to be done in balance, WarCrack is what we call it. I am very interested to see this trailer, i wouldn't be surprised to find that the film maker at one point played one of these games. Good find Alex. This should be an interesting one, i have never been a hugh documentary fan, but i think this will be an interesting one.
TaurinH on Feb 6, 2008
I'm not a big gamer but this looks interesting.
Brett on Feb 6, 2008
Used to play WoW. Don't any more. I had a bunch of friends who tried to get me back into WoW. I started to reinstall the game. I bailed out halfway during it. Why? Honestly, I don't have the time for it.
Joe Louthan on Feb 6, 2008
Played WoW for like 4 days then got bored 😛 Nevertheless, I'm intrigued by this documentary
Robert G on Feb 6, 2008
I play WoW, I've played it too much and if you don't play it enough its not worth trying to play, finding the balance is the key, found it, now its a great hobby; high end content downed, good personal life, great wife, good job, nice house, new cars, AND EPICS FTW! One thing I heard in this trailer was something like, and people have what they consider a dead end jobs so they can go online and be someone important... this is just not right, I guess its an age old issue but you make your own life, get a better job, and make yourself important, no one will do it for you. I guess I can see how if maybe you already don't have much going for you, you might waste time playing WoW but to actually risk anything real ie a relationship, finances, a job, well then you have a real disease that you probably need some treatment for AND instead of wanting to kill yourself, delete your damn character, go to a bar meet a chick and get a better life..........
Richard on Feb 7, 2008
"Over 50 million people play an MMORPG" I see grammar is getting worse outside the online world too. *sigh*
Ryan on Mar 27, 2008
I wouldn't take it seriously, being a subject in the film they greatly distorted, exaggerated, reedited and flat out lied about the story I provided them with. If anyone has any suggestions what I can do to stop this BS send them my way. Thx. 🙂
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