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A Truncated Story of Infinity

A look at the infinite possibilities within the everyday.

Every day we make thousands of little choices that can influence the outcome of your day, and each one of those choice has an infinite array of opposite possibilities. ‘A Truncated Story of Infinity’ is Paul Trillo‘s attempt to bedazzle us with the science behind infinite possibility in our every day lives. Watching A Truncated Story will make you feel like your stuck in an infinite loop inside a Michel Gondry film or music video. The film was created back in 2012 when Nokia Brand Labs first asked Paul if He’d like to participate in a short film series they were doing. The only stipulation was that it had to involve the theme “Everyday Adventure”. The film looks at the infinite possibilities within the everyday. Following a day in the life of Vincent, “Subject X” and his many variations that exist throughout the multiverse. The story begins to fracture into different threads when he follows a would be lover down the street.

For whatever reason, I was compelled to create a poetic film that took the guise of science. A lot of inspiration was based on ideas in Brian Greene’s “The Hidden Reality” and Douglas Hofstadter’s “I am a Strange Loop”.

As for the style of the film, I was really taken by some of the Eames films such as “Powers of Ten” and the “Polaroid SX-70” piece. It had this dry, clinical tone that I found was appropriate given the theoretical science concept of the film. I found the science film voice to be at odds with a more poetic voice; it added a layer of interesting tension.

A Truncated Story of Infinity is a completely out of the ordinary and surreal film that reunites all of your doppelg√§ngers in a mind tricking fashion. Sit back and start thinking what your day or life could of been if…

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