Thanks to Inception (complete awesomeness in movie form), this may turn out to be the year of Joseph Gordon Levitt. Wearing a full suit, while fighting in 0 gravity within people’s dreams is pretty cool, but he’s been working his cool status with some other outings.
He’s the founder of hitRecord, an idea that started out as a pet project and has evolved into a professional open collaborative production company.
Every single contribution in hitRecord’s site is the result of many contributors, gathering to work collectively on projects together in a variety of mediums (videos, writing, music, etc.)
One of these collaborations are the short episodes focusing on the story of Morgan M. Morgansen and his love for girl Destiny, resulting from a script written by Sarah Daly, starring Gordon and featuring assorted visual prowess by Lawrie Brewster, illustrations by Jenyffer Maria and soundtrack by Nathan Johnson, along with all sorts of help from a bevy of about 180 collaborators from around the globe. The result is a charming mix of styles, reminiscent of early mute cinema, mixed with some nonsensical rhythmical narrative and quirky retro illustration with a dash on slapstick.
Morgan M. Morgansen’s Date with Destiny
Morgan M. Morgensen nervously survives his first date with the love of his life, Destiny. (script transcript here)
Morgan and Destiny’s Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo
As Morgan and Destiny visit the Zeppelin Zoo for their eleventeenth date, they run into Lionel, Destiny’s former boyfriend and a charming ladies’ man (played by Channing Tatum). When Destiny’s pet goes missing, Morgan and Lionel go head-to-head in search of the Destiny’s pet and her affection.
You can read more about how Morgan’s tale came about and how hitRecord works, in this interview with the actor.
If you’re an aspiring artist, try your luck giving a hand at hitRecord, who knows what will happen.