Recently I came across a tweet promoting an Indiegogo project called –
OmniWorld – The Movie
When tragedy strikes a couple leaving one of them in a coma, the other is presented with the technology to reconnect the two lovers, but at what cost?
I was intrigued by the idea and, when I read further, realised that Culturally Fixated friend Magda Apanowicz is set to star!
Naturally I asked her to share some behind the scenes info with us. We only had a ten minute chat but – as you imagine from two talkers – cover A LOT of ground.
We chat about why Maggie Werning (the director) chose Indiegogo and what it’s like raising funds for a film this way.
Magda also gives us a basic run down of the plot and what it was in particular that drew her to the project. We then have a bit of a natter about science fiction; the role that technology plays in our lives and the impact of this upon us as individuals but also as a society and species.
Magda chats about pushing the boundaries within storytelling and acting. And then the two of us get deep and meaningful (read a bit paranoid) about the prospect of a real life Elysium; about the importance of human connection and harmony with technology.
As always, it’s a true pleasure nattering with Magda – she’s so genuine and funny and awesome.
This project is still raising funds for another week or so. If this sounds like something you’d like to support, head over to THIS page on Indigogo for contribution details!
Directed and written by: Maggie Werning