News/October 2018

For one night only, the UK’s first ever interactive feature film will be broadcast live online and at cinemas around Europe.

What is Bloodyminded? 

Created by four times BAFTA nominated artists group Blast Theory, Bloodyminded is Europe’s first ever single shot interactive film, shot once and once only and streamed live online and to cinemas across Europe.

Bloodyminded invites audiences to interact; responding to questions directed to them by a narrator who asks us to consider our own relationship with violence – as individuals and as members of a society that continues to wage war on our behalf. Bloodyminded is inspired by the young activists of today and the conscientious objectors of WW1; and created with the help of The Imperial War Museum and the generous support of contemporary ex-servicemen and women. Find out more.

Who are Blast Theory?

We are a group of artists who have been making interactive artworks for more than 25 years. Our work explores the social and political aspects of technology and develops new forms of performance and interactive art. We create conversations between strangers online, on the streets and in museums, theatres and cinemas. Read a bit about our history and our approach here or check out some of our favourite recent projects here.

How is it interactive?

Audiences interact with the film by responding to questions posed directly by the narrator and appearing on screen. Those watching online can type and submit their responses, whilst audiences in the cinema can use a web interface on their mobile phone to do the same. Audience do not change the story; they share their own views and experiences.

How can I watch the film?

The film is being broadcast live October 14th at 4.20pm (BST) to a number of cinemas across the UK and Europe.

You can also watch the live stream online and interact here at bloodyminded.org or watch and comment via Facebook at our Blast Theory Page, Bloodyminded Event Page or via our digital partners Boiler Room’s 4:3 or Boiler Room.

There are no cinemas near me how can I watch?

You can also watch the live stream online and interact here at bloodyminded.org or watch and comment via Facebook at our Blast Theory Page, Bloodyminded Event Page or via our digital partners Boiler Room’s 4:3 or Boiler Room.

Is the film really happening live?

Yes. Bloodyminded is shot live in a single continuous 90-minute take at 4.20 BST on 14 October.

What do audiences need to do when the film starts?

In the cinema, audiences should open bloodyminded.org on a smartphone to interact. Your phone will light up when the interactive questions appear on your screen so you can type in your answers.

Online audiences can use their phone, tablet or laptop to watch the film and interact here at bloodyminded.org or watch and comment via Facebook at our Blast Theory Page, Bloodyminded Event Page or via our digital partners Boiler Room’s 4:3 or Boiler Room.

Is there certification for the film?

Bloodyminded is not certified but we recommend it for audiences 14 years and above. The film contains strong language, mild violence and scenes that some people may find disturbing.

 Where is Bloodyminded being filmed? 

Bloodyminded is being filmed live from Longmore Military Camp in Hampshire, UK.

 Who funded the project?

Bloodyminded is a new work by Blast Theory, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

Presented online by Boiler Room’s 4:3. Created with support from the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union, The Space and Polden-Puckham. Media Partner, Pathfinder International.

14-18 NOW is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

ABOUT ONLINE SCREENINGS

Can I watch back if I miss some of the live stream?

Feel free to watch anytime but the film will be best experienced from the start, so we encourage you to start watching at 4.20pm BST 14 October.

If you want to watch Bloodyminded again, it will remain on Blast Theory’s Facebook page and Boiler Room’s 4.3and Boiler RoomFacebook pages for seven days following the live stream, until the end of Sunday 21st October.

 How do I watch the film online? 

You can watch the live stream online and interact here at bloodyminded.org or watch and comment via Facebook at our Blast Theory Page, Bloodyminded Event Page or via our digital partners Boiler Room’s 4:3 or Boiler Room.

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  1. Cosmo
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    how the hell can I see it I missed it and facebook links not working?