In the year 2012 there has been a backlash against Patriot Act era policies and a series of investigations reveal just how rampant surveillance on ordinary citizens had become. After the Dept of Homeland Security is abolished, a hacker gets into databases from 2008 and discovers 1,000's of hours of surveillance footage which he decides to release online. He narrates the short videos and sometimes even remixes them and they become the most watched show in the US. His narration offers commentary on our times from the perspective of an optimistic future that sees our current society as troubled and bleak. The videos will incorporate current events as they occur, including the Presidential election cycle as seen from the eyes of the future. As more videos are released, we come to see that the seemingly unrelated characters from throughout the world are interconnected...
How it Works
12 degrees will be shot collaboratively in 12 different cities throughout the US on a monthly basis. We will post an outline ala Curb Your Enthusiasm on our website at the beginning of every month. Meetup groups will then be organized where actors, directors and anyone else will shoot their interpretations of the outline. Groups can shoot more than one version, and can regroup to shoot with different actors, etc. Submissions will be posted to www.12degrees.tv where anyone will be able to vote on their favorite. All of the narration will be written and added by neovids, allowing us to create a story with continuity, and then added to the collaborative video that receives the most votes. The following month will utilize the same format, but the Meetup group will happen in another locale. The first two episodes will be shot in NYC and LA, with future cities determined by interest on our website. We will also post behind the scenes videos from the Meetups, which will be live streamed when possible.
The final 12 minute episode will mash together the previous winning entries to complete the story for the first season. Audience members will also be able to mashup their own version of the final episode using any previously submitted clip to allow for infinite variations of the story.
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