Introducing my next project, ORDINARY WORLD.
One of my favorite Anime of all time is LAIN: SERIAL EXPERIMENTS. The main objective of LAIN was to see if a story could be written that can be told in any order and still make sense. Now, I’ll grant that LAIN is a little weird, but I also believe that artists behind it actually succeeded in their goal. Of course, it was also extremely well executed.
What kinds of things can be done with such a form? What questions can be asked? Does that kind of story structure lend itself to a wide audience? If not, then what kind of audience would enjoy it; what kinds of questions could the possibly narrow audience then be asked?
As an existentialist, my goal is to probe into questions of being, of what, if anything, is real. Is there a hierarchy of reality, are some things more real than others? And with that, the same question arises for truth? Is there absolute truth or is it entirely based on the perspective of the individual? Or, are they both true at the same time, and if so, what then do we do with the very notion of “absolute”?
So, when I chose the title ORDINARY WORLD, it’s actually a sort of philosophical pun: the world in which we seem to live is simultaneously mundane and extraordinarily beautiful, each moment common and shared among all people, and at the same time completely unique.
So, to ask these questions (it’s not really my job to answer them), I’ll be following the lives of multiple characters as they confront these questions. So far, I’ve got The Poet: Bridget; and The Hacker: LU$er (pronounced el user).
I’ve got a couple episodes written and I should start filming one of them later this month. They will be posted on Youtube.