WARSAW: The team behind the award-winning Rabbit a la Berlin has begun shooting
the concept documentary Six Degrees,
which takes a literal and exploratory look at the theory that everyone is
connected via only six degrees of separation.
"Six degrees of Separation" theory (S. Milgram) claims that you can reach any
person in the world by a maximum of six steps.
film crew including Polish director Bartosz Dombrowski, Wojtek Zielinski
(cinematographer), Blazej Kafarski (sound director), and Kaja Domeracka
(production manager) sets off on a journey to find the chain of connections
between two complete strangers. They will spend three months trying to prove
the theory while examining whether ideas about each others' lives are in line
with reality and if, in this ever shrinking world, we really are closer to each
shooting began in Warsaw on 4 June 2011, when two draws took place. One of them
determined the first character, selected from 17 people put forward by the film
crew. The name selected was Martyna Zaloga, a 26-year-old musician living in
Warsaw, who sings, plays guitar and leads a crazy rock life.
final person, who the film crew will try to reach through a chain of connections,
was selected in a totally different and unusual way. Random people on the
streets of Warsaw drew numbers that have contributed to geographic co-ordinates
(N 22° 10' 22" - W 103° 53' 17"). These co-ordinates then gave the location on
the map where the final character lives: in the mountains of rural Mexico. A 2nd
unit was sent to the location (the Mexican crew is headed by cinematographer
Daniel Blanco Villanueva). The first person they met became the final
protagonist: a Mexican who has not left his hometown for 30 years.
DEGREES is an unpredictable road movie, where every day of shooting
brings surprises. There are no limits and no destination is impossible to
reach. The first connection from Martyna brought the crew to London.
will be able to track the process of the film production and work of the crew
on the website www.sixdegreesdoc.com.
Moreover, it will be possible for viewers to look through footage shot on Nokia
smartphones and tofollow the documentary on Facebook (Six Degrees Doc), where there
are some photos, videos and the latest news.
competition will be held during the shoot. The winner will be invited to join
the crew on the last part of the film journey in Mexico.
Six Degrees is a film
not only about scientific theory but above all about interpersonal relationships.
The producers Otter Films and East Pictures partnered with the
wireless communication company Nokia to support this project.
two production companies East Pictures and Otter Films are well established in
the film industry in Poland. The head of Otter Films, Anna Wydra, is Oscar®
nominated producer of Rabbit a la
Berlin, which has been screened at more than 150 film festivals around the
Six Degrees was presented
during "Docu Talents from the East" at the 46th Karlovy Vary
International Film Festival.
teaser is available on the website: http://www.sixdegreesdoc.com/en/movie.html
director: Bartosz Dombrowski
DoP: Wojtek Zielinski
sound: Blazej Kafarski
coordinator: Kaja Domeracka
East Pictures - Tomasz Tokarski
producer: OTTER FILMS - Anna Wydra
promotion and distribution
strategy: OTTER FILMS
support: Café Ole, EBH, Oddweird Design Studio
official website: www.sixdegreesdoc.com