Are you afraid of the future? Are you terrified to bring children into our dirty, crowded world? Is your mind burdened by dystopian scenarios both realistic (overpopulation, drone warfare) and fantastical (the revelation, zombie apocalypse)?
The teaser (above) premiered at SXSW 2016 as part of the Interactive/Future of Entertainment track.
EXIT: A Mobile Survival Guide to the Post-Apocalypse is an interactive documentary for smartphones designed to teach you how escape this cycle of fear and doomsday thinking. Set in the apocalypse-obsessed USA, EXIT chronicles the journey of married filmmakers Jongsma + O’Neill (The Empire Project, The Ark) as they struggle to come to terms with the existential fears that are unleashed when they become new parents. This struggle propels them to embark on a cross-country trip in search of a wild collection of misfits and geniuses who have found their own form of peace with an uncertain, and potentially disastrous, tomorrow.
EXIT offers an escape from the doomsday thinking that is ruining our collective imaginations. An experience for smartphones composed of a suite of interconnected nonfiction stories, EXIT dares users to entertain a shocking possibility: that mankind may survive (and even thrive) beyond the challenges that await us in the future.
EXIT will be released end of 2016.
On Monday, March 14 at 2 p.m. CT at the Austin Convention Center, the filmmakers and producers will present the first chapter, “A Kid-Friendly Apocalypse.” It tells the story of Trackers Earth’s Zombie Survival Camp, a Portland, Oregon-based camp where kids, ages 6 to 16, learn wilderness survival skills in a day-long simulation of the “zombie apocalypse.”
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SXSW: Interactive Documentary EXIT – Filmmaker Magazine (15/03/14)
The Big Screen on a Small Phone: Making cinema social for smartphones – The Austin Chronicle (15/03/11)