Past events

DocLab Live: Immersive Showcase 22 Nov 2016 at 20:00

Immersive storytelling is going through an unprecedented evolution. But where does the hype end and do new art forms take shape?

Industry Session: Putting Your Audience in the Story 22 Nov 2016 at 12:00

Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.

Industry Talk: The (Un)defined Business of Interactive 22 Nov 2016 at 15:00

With over 10 years of digital non-fiction art production behind us, this talk explores future developments of interactive storytelling and how to fund it.

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Interview Project

A road trip where people are randomly found and interviewed

In the trailer for Interview Project made for his website, David Lynch describes it as “A road trip where people have been found and interviewed.” Only Lynch could succeed in being so cryptic in this seemingly banal explanation of the nature of a project.

The group of filmmakers Lynch refers to as “The Team” includes the directors Austin Lynch (his son) and Jason S., producer Sabrina Sutherland, and interviewers Angie Schmidt and Julie Pepin. They traveled 20,000 miles throughout the United States and filmed 121 interviews with people they encountered on the street.

One new interview lasting several minutes has been appearing online every three days since June 1, 2009. The interviewees talk in their own words about their lives.

Some are loquacious and flamboyant, such as Clinton from Fayetteville, West Virginia, who expresses his admiration for Stevie Nicks. Others speak hesitantly, like Lynn from Graham, Texas, who talks about her father mistreating her. In whatever case, the interviewees are always sincere and openhearted.

DAVID LYNCH PRESENTS INTERVIEW PROJECT from interview project on Vimeo.

Project details

Year of development :2009, ongoing
Created by:Austin Lynch, Jason S.
With:Absurda

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