LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - HBO has snapped up a
documentary film that was created and produced entirely within
Second Life, the 3-D virtual world that boasts more than 9
million residents worldwide.
Directed by Douglas Gayeton, "Molotov's Dispatches in
Search of the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey" chronicles an
avatar, Molotov Alva, as he travels through Second Life
learning of its complex social interactions.
Gayeton is an industry veteran, having co-written and
co-directed the interactive CD-ROM movie "Johnny Mnemonic" (the
version that does not star Keanu Reeves) for Sony Imagesoft. In
the 1990s, he was a member of Propaganda Films along with
directors Spike Jonze, David Fincher and Alex Proyas.
The 35-minute documentary will air sometime next year. In
an interview with the blog New World Notes, Gayeton said HBO
intends to submit "Molotov" for Academy Award consideration in
the animated short-subject category.