Film

Everything

Film
Everything

Director: David OReilly

OReilly creates an interactive world for players to explore many possible existences; a game where you can be everything! and have only one purpose; ‘being’. Whether you choose to become a microbe inside a plant, an island, a camel in the desert or a mighty galaxy, Everything aims to transform game-playing into a practice of digital psychodrama. Renowned for interpreting Eastern philosophy for Western audiences; the late great British philosopher Alan Watts’s recordings narrate the game. Alan Watts’s familiar voice combined with 4-hour soundscape composed by Ben Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano from the inspirational Erased Tapes Record Label, enhances the atmosphere of the game adding more weight to the new hype of ambient gaming and its connection to ambient soundscapes. Role playing becomes a powerful tool for gaining insight on the interconnectedness of nature; tackling unprecedented existential questions where gaming shifts into guided meditation. Utilizing video games as an art medium OReilly continually probes gray areas in between ‘what it means to play’ while agitating the core of popular video gaming functions based on competition, success and reward.

Awards

Golden Nica - Ars Electronica
Most Amazing Game Award - A MAZE
Jury Prize - VIS Vienna Shorts
Most Innovative Game - Games For Change Awards
Most Fantastic Game Award - Fantastic Arcade
Special Jury Award - New Chitose Intl Animation Festival
Special Mention - Honk Kong International Film Festival

David OReilly          

Born in Ireland in 1985 and currently living in Los Angles, David OReilly is a filmmaker and playwright known for his 3D animated features in his original style. His first video was in 2009 for U2's single “I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight”, at the same year with his first shot movie “Please Say Something” he got awards in Berlin International Film Festival and Ottowa International Animation Festival. His second short movie External World received an award in 67th Venice Film Festival. In 2013, David OReilly, was the animation director of the film ’Her”, which was directed by Spike Jonze and got the whole world’s attention. With the inspiration he got from this film, he created the video game “Mountain”. In the year 2017 he created the video game “Everything” and promised an unusual experience of gaming.

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