Intel Corporation and Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., have announced a creative collaboration and campaign to deliver a new social film project titled Inside. As part of the film experience an online casting call has also been issued at TheInsideExperience.com.
Starring Emmy Rossum (Shameless, Phantom of the Opera), Inside is a blockbuster-class experiment in social entertainment, brought to life by leading minds in Hollywood, technology and social media. The film aims to bring a new genre of interactive, social entertainment and is directed by D.J Caruso (Disturbia, I Am Number Four, Eagle Eye) and Oscar-winning cinematographer Mauro Fiore (Avatar, Training Day).
In the film, Rossum plays the role of Christina, a 20-something woman trapped in a room with only a 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor-powered Toshiba Satellite® P775 series laptop and an untraceable Internet connection. Unable to determine where she is being held or what her fate might be, Christina uses the laptop to mobilize her social network, reaching out to friends, family and anyone else who can help her figure out where she's being held and how to escape.
Unlike most static productions, Inside engages the audience by enlisting them to be a part of the film through social media. Viewers are encouraged to connect with Christina, tweet clues and post advice to her Facebook wall. The film will air in short episodes starting on July 25. During this time, viewers will be invited to activate their social channels and help decode Christina's dilemma by posting tips, insights, ideas and clues. The editing team, led by Emmy-winning editor Josh Bodnar, will incorporate posts that best fit the storyline into the episodes.
Additionally, one viewer will have a chance to be cast in a role through a YouTube online casting call that opens today and runs through July 20. The winning video submission will be incorporated into the movie, and the winner will be included in the credits of the film.
If you haven't seen the trailer and casting call, check them out.
They put together a pretty good poster: