Thursday, May 15, 2008

Go Deeper into the World of Molotov Alva

Today, the work of two of our own, Molotov Alva (aka Douglas Gayeton) and the King of the Hobos, Orhalla Zander, will premiere exclusively on Cinemax at 8:00pm (ET/PT): the first three episodes of a ten-part Machinima called Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey .

Hamlet Au just did a beautiful profile piece about Orhalla on his New World Notes , and Eric Reuters published an interesting interview with Molotov, too. You can also read an interview with Molotov conducted by HBO here.

In addition to the broadcast on Cinemax, the in-world premiere of the first two episodes will be shown at the new Cinemax sim at 5pm SLT today (teleport directly from here).

Given the importance of this effort to virtual worlds, I was honored when Molotov and Oz invited me to prepare a tour within Second Life® to be offered alongside a tour of their own design via kiosks at locations where the filming took place. Knowing my fixation on things NPIRL (Not Possible in Real Life), Molotov was quick to point out that I had to design a journey to closely parallel each episode in the film, so not everything you will see on it is NPIRL. Most of it is, though!