Discover Your City Through the Movies Shot in It
As more cities start to realise the benefits of using technology to improve their neighborhoods, Cinemacity, co-produced by the franco german broadcaster Arte and the parisian native transmedia studio Small Bang, provides a public service facilitating access to the cinematographic and urban heritage of Paris.
Cinemacity is a free mobile app that allows one to access and view a scene from a movie when on the exact spot where it was shot.
Cinemacity allows Parisians and tourists to discover or rediscover Paris through the movies shot around the city. The reverse is also true: Cinemacity allows users to rediscover cinema through their walks around Paris.
Cinemacity is also a creative workshop: the Cinelab. It aims to produce fiction walks. A fiction walk is a micro series that tells an immersive story within a Paris neighborhood, across five 3-minute long episodes. It is directed by new selected filmmakers.
Interactive Story Writer & Dir, Experience Designer
Michel Reilhac is an independent transmedia storyteller, writing, directing and developing his own projects, exploring hybrid forms of narration. He is currently in pre-production for his project “HQV”, using 6 different narrative blocks and platforms. He lives in Paris and Berlin.
He is also Head of Studies for the newly formed Venice Biennale College, Director of the Multi Platform Master Studies at the Media Business School (Ronda residency). He teaches, holds workshops and does presentations on transmedia storytelling on a regular basis at many international events (Cannes International Film Festival, Sunny Side of the Doc, The Pixel Lab, FEMIS, etc.).
In 2012 he was elected Man of the Year in film by the French trade magazine “Le Film Français” for his work at Arte: for over 10 years, from May 2002 until November 2012 , Michel Reilhac was Head of Film Acquisitions at Arte France and executive director of Arte France Cinema, co-producing around 28 independent feature films.
Pierre began his career with the creation of several French magazines such as “TOC” and “Usbek & Rica”. He also created and ran several production companies such as Otoko Films and 5ème Étage Production.
He has recently founded the transmedia studio, Small Bang, to develop hybrid interactive projects. The products range from film productions (interactive or otherwise), to print and digital work, as well as sound production, event planning, product conception, application and game designing. Furthermore, Pierre produces and designs live shows for “Mediapart” a french pure-player (1.5 million views during live sessions and more than 1.2 million online replays).
He also co-produced with Upian the online 30 minute hyper-video experience “Happy world: Burma, the dictatorship of the absurd” for which he received the Orson Welles Prize for Best Documentary at the California Film Awards in 2012.
Pierre was involved in January 2013 in the Venice Biennale College as a transmedia mentor.