Cinemassively: Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator

Moo Money
M. Money|05.16.08

Sponsored Links

In 2006, Douglas Gayeton, of Millions of Us, ventured into the virtual world of Second Life as Molotov Alva. Here and there, he made a few friends, and documented the entire process. When he looked back, he had hundreds of hours of footage and began to sift through it to weave a story. After completing it, he posted it to YouTube, where HBO executives took notice, finally premiering it last night on Cinemax.com.

Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey is about a man that gives up his real life to escape in a virtual one. With new friend, Orhalla Zander, by his side, they venture forth in a search to meet the Creator of this magical place they're in. Along the way, he is tempted into griefing, tries out relationships, and learns a lot about himself in the process.

[Via Cinemax]

If you have machinima or movie suggestions from any MMO, please send them to machinima AT massively DOT com, along with any information you might have about them.

Read on for more on the series ...

While it's an interesting series, this blogger takes issue with it being called the first documentary shot entirely in a virtual online platform. We can think of at least one film, Second Life: A Documentary, that would beat their opening date. They should have gone with "the first virtual online platform documentary that we paid 200,000 USD for."

We recently wrote about a contest that Machinima.com is having that coincides with the release of the film. Those that are still wanting to enter have until 11:59pm PST tonight to enter their videos. They are giving away $3,500 USD in prizes!
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Popular on Engadget