Tune Into The Future Feature Film, Audience FEEDBACK from DOCUMENTARY Film Festival
FESTIVAL AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS • 11m
One hundred years before the internet, a self-declared tech guru started preaching the future to his flock of outsiders. Meet the most influential nerd you may never have heard of: Hugo Gernsback. Decades in advance he foresaw Skype, jetpacks, space mining and drones. But even though he would accumulate over 80 patents throughout his life and befriend the likes of Edison and Tesla, his most influential invention remains Science Fiction. Gernsback planted the seeds for pop-culture phenomena such as Superman, Star Wars and a whole nation’s obsession with UFOs.
Director Biography – Eric Schockmel
Eric Schockmel is a Museographer at Luxembourg’s National Museum of Natural History, designing exhibitions and learning experiences about science. From 2013 to 2019 he directed a documentary about Hugo Gernsback, the father of science fiction, entitles Tune Into The Future. His past work includes commercial motion design work, graphic design, as well as a personal visual art practice involving 3D animation and installations. Eric holds an MA in Communication Design (Digital Media) from Central Saint Martins in London and an MA in Graphic Design from the Ecole de Recherche Graphique in Brussels. Twitter: @Schockmel / http://www.ericschockmel.net
Up Next in FESTIVAL AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS
Idila Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK f...
IDILA, 8min., Sweden, Dance
Directed by Erik Bergstrand, Milka Sakic Mennell
Alive through inner and outer movements, the film stays fluid between time and space where oxygen may not be enough. Choreographer Milka Sakic Mennell, Director and Photographer Erik Bergstrand and composer Martin Öhman...
A Clockwork Heart Short Film, Audienc...
A CLOCKWORK HEART, 14min., UK, Fantasy
Directed by David Lawson
A passionate innovator explores the complexities of human emotion as he refuses to accept that his daughter is all that she can be.
No Compromises Short Film, Audience F...
NO COMPROMISES, 11min., Switzerland, Drama
Directed by Hannah Dobbertin
1976: Two 18-year-old girls in a Swiss mountain village
are confronted with an unexpected blow of fate. They must learn that compromises in life are sometimes inevitable - and that sometimes, you must simply ignore them.