Friday, November 21, 2008

Watch all ten episodes of Molotov Alva's "My Second Life" on your 'puter - Will there be a sequel?

A little over a year ago, HBO acquired the ten-episode series My Second Life: The video diaries of Molotov Alva, which had been shot entirely in Second Life®, and written, directed and produced by NPIRLer Molotov Alva (aka Douglas Gayeton). It later aired on Cinemax, after the first episode became a smash hit on YouTube practically overnight.

The possibility of a sequel was never far-fetched, and Douglas - a filmmaker, television producer, and multimedia artist in Real Life - gave it the working title "Futuretopia: The further adventures of Molotov Alva," or alternatively, "Brave New World," a line he states repeatedly in My Second Life.

Douglas has since parted ways with Submarine, the Dutch company he partnered with to produce My Second Life, so he was more than surprised - he tells me - to learn today that they have been approaching folks about appearing in their sequel.

When I asked Douglas about this, he replied, "Imitation is a sincere form of flattery. It also gets you sued."

You can watch all ten episodes of the series in the USA here.
If you are in Europe, you can watch them here.


Joel Ra said...

Im in the UK so tried the link for Europe, but the videos didn't play =(