Twittamentary looks at how lives connect and intersect within the Twitter community as the real-time web accelerates serendipity. Bonds are forged as a result of unexpected encounters between strangers as they share moments of their lives in real time. The film is created in the open spirit of the Web.
Twitter users were invited to contribute story ideas, rich media and videos to the film via the movie’s initial submissions website . The launch of the Twittamentary website in August 2009 soon led to a whirlwind road trip across USA, where the filmmaker interviewed a wide range of Twitter’ers, from a travel journalist turned “twilebrity” to a homeless women who uses twitter from a public library to a prostitute who uses twitter as her personal GPS.
The final version of Twittamentary was recently shown at SXSW Interactive, Cinequest and Social Media Week (London, New York, Singapore, and Miami)
Twittamentary filmmaker Tan Siok Siok, will travel to Shanghai to introduce the movie and discuss the filmmaking process for Twittamentary.