T A P E Collective Presents Social Media Killed The Landline Star
Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Image: Janitor of Lunacy, Umi Ishihara, 2019
Our contemporary modes of communication with friends, family, and strangers have transformed irrevocably. These shorts incorporate our everyday use of social media into the fabric of their stories. Via alternative-source scripts and innovative new waves of filmmaking, the filmmakers challenge traditional forms of storytelling by blurring the line between content creation, filmmaking, pop culture and moving image.
alt.Life is powerful short drama about the dangerous consequences of social media. Obsessed with online friends, popularity, image and likes Mikey is so caught up in creating an aspirational lifestyle that he loses sight of who he really is. Will he be able to show his true self? Or will online likes be the only ones that count.