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_{The And}

An interactive documentary in which the viewer can navigate through 30 couples discussing the big themes of love and relationships.

2014 Nathan Phillips,Topaz Adizes
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We used a unique tagging system to build a film that would be relevant to you based on how you answer the questions. Rather than a binary system, or a static chatbot model, we did a lot of research on questionnaires and personality tests and did some really cool decision tree modeling. The models helped us find ways to connect the way people answer to the type of relationship issues they might be experiencing.

Topaz Adizes, Director, interview with Bustle

In the interactive documentary {The And}, director Topaz Adizes has 30 couples – gay and straight, inexperienced teenagers and senior citizens who have been through all the highs and lows – ask one another 412 candid questions. All aspects of a relationship are investigated: the distribution of power, the biggest annoyances, greatest expectations and most beautiful memories. And of course sex. Every viewer gets a different combination of questions and depending on the answers each is presented a one-and-a-half minute compilation. Afterwards, the viewer can navigate the documentary by clicking on themes or couples. There is also an option to initiate a discussion with your own partner prompted by specially designed questions.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN
Country : United States
Year : 2014
Author : Nathan Phillips,Topaz Adizes
Producer : Heran Abate,Julia Gorbach
Team : Adhat Campos,Alex Gorbach,Armando Croda,Ayla Brewster,Chloe Levine,Christopher McNabb,Dan Dzula,Jeff Sikaitis,Jordan Makow,Julius Bowditch,Maxine Cher,Na Thirakomen,Nathan Phillips,Ricky Bacon,Ryan Rulli,Sara Tabor,Sebastian Diaz
Developers : Jerry Bai,Mark Edgington,Ricky Bacon
Designers : Mikkel Illes
Exhibition Venues : IDFA DocLab
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