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CONNECTIONS – NO ONE IS AN ISLAND

Suvi Andrea Helminen, Ulrik Gutkin, Kasper Bøttcher / Denmark, Finland, Canada / 2021 / 50 min
‘Connections – No One Is an Island’ invites you on an interactive global journey through the Corona era and the emotions that connect us.

Closed borders, lockdowns and restrictions have separated us during the pandemic. For a long time, loneliness and the desire for human contact have been all too familiar feelings. We have been isolated, each in our own space. With the vaccine roll-out, we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is time to transcend borders, to process the experience together and look ahead. You are invited to connect with others on an interactive global journey into the Corona era. We have recorded more than 300 compelling stories, together with co-creators from all over the world. They are intimate windows into human life and how it changes over time as a result of external circumstances. ‘Connections – No One Is an Island’ is an interactive film, experienced online. You become part of a group of 9 people, interacting collectively with the videos and shaping the journey together, while you move through the emotional stages of the pandemic.

Meet the Artists: Connections – No One Is an Island

How to watch

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How do I experience ‘Connections – No One Is an Island’?
‘Connections – No One Is an Island’ is an interactive film, experienced online. You become part of a group of 9 people, interacting collectively with the videos and shaping the journey together, while you move through the emotional stages of the pandemic. Accessible through a internet connected web browser (Chrome recommended). Best enjoyed with headphones. After the screening there will be an option to enter a debriefing room and have a moderated discussion with your fellow audience members about your experience. For this you need a webcam and a microphone.

You are the first audiences in the world to experience this initial release version of Connections. We would appreciate any feedback you can offer us in the debriefing room after the experience as this will help us enormously in the continuing development of this work

How do I get access?
When buying a ticket you receive a confirmation e-mail. 24 hours before the announced screening date you will receive a direct link to join the event at the scheduled date and time.

Artist Bio

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Director: Suvi Andrea Helminen
Suvi Andrea Helminen (The National Film School of Denmark 1999-2003) is a Danish director working in the cross field between documentary and games. Her first interactive film was ‘48 Hour Games’ (2012). Between 2013-2015, she was a fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab. Her work ‘Flux’ (2019) was the centerpiece of an exhibition at The Women’s Museum in Denmark.

Producer: Ulrik Gutkin
Ulrik Gutkin is managing director of CFC Short & Doc. After having worked for a number of years as an editor and director, he graduated from EAVE Producers in 2014 and started working as a producer. Ulrik has produced films both for the Danish and international audience. His recent film ‘The Fight for Greenland’ was the opening film at CPH:DOX 2020. In recent years Ulrik has engaged in interactive documentaries, including projects such as ‘Deadline Athens’, ‘Rwanda Rising’ and recently ‘Project Iceworm’.

Co-producer & Creative Technologist: Kasper Bøttcher
Kasper Bøttcher is CEO of Aarhus based studio Set Snail who performs commercial as well as experimental works.

Co-producer: Olli Tähtinen
Olli Tähtinen is an internationally awarded digital designer and an immersive experience director from Finland. He combines his over 10 years’ experience of digital experience design together with a background on visual storytelling in entertainment and advertisements.

Co-producers: Tim Miller & Cathy Feraday
Tim Miller is a 24-year veteran of the video game industry. Cathy Feraday Miller is an artist and educator and has been a lead animator at LucasArts Entertainment Co.

Visual Artist: Thomas Romlöv
Thomas Romlov has specialized in visual communication, spatial storytelling and moving images.

Composer: Anna Lidell
Anne Lidell has more than 20 music releases behind her, as well as compositions for film, tv-series and games.