This weekend, the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver is screening a new tech thriller that utilizes second screen technology to help tell its story.
Second screen content — via phone, tablet or laptop — is pretty common among newer TV shows. And it’s made an appearance in the gaming world. But the new film App, takes second screen to a new level. Extra camera angles, additional visual information, messages among characters, and other elements come into play. Sometimes they add to the suspense. Sometimes they’re just funny.
We spoke with Dutch director Bobby Boermans about the development of the project, and how his team decided how much was enough on the second screen.