Have you heard about a “Six degrees of Separation” theory (S. Milgram), which claims that you can reach any person in the world through maximum 6 steps? Polish director, Bartosz Dombrowski, decided to examine this Theory and share the result with the world in his new documentary film SIX DEGREES - www.sixdegreesdoc.com.
The film crew: Bartosz Dombrowski (director), 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 travel for around 3 months to examine how strong are relationships between people and if ideas about others’ lives are in line with reality. In this ever shrinking world are we really closer to each other?
The shooting begun in Warsaw, on June 4, when two draws took place. One of them was about finding the first character selected from 17 people put forward by the film crew. The chosen one is Martyna Zaloga (Warsaw, Poland) and from here the story begins. She is 26-year-old musician, who sings, plays guitar and leads a crazy rock life.
The final person, who the film crew will try to reach through the 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 crew the location on the map where the final character lives. The destination turned out to be Mexican Mountains.
A few days after the draw a 2nd unit was sent to this location (Mexican crew headed by cinematographer Daniel Blanco Villanueva). The first person met by them became the final protagonist. From now on we know his name, what he looks like and where he lives. But all we can tell so far is that he is a Mexican who has not left his hometown for 30 years.
Six 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 film crew to London. Who will be the next link to bring them closer to their Mexican goal?
Soon on www.sixdegreesdoc.com viewers will be able to track the process of the film production and work of the crew. Moreover, it will be possible for viewers to look through footage shot on Nokia smartphones. Apart from the website, you can follow the documentary on Facebook (Six Degrees Doc), where there are some photos, videos and all the latest news.
A competition will be held during the shoot. The winner will receive an amazing prize 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 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” (Ex Oriente Film 2005), which has been screened at more than 150 film festivals around the world.
Check out the teaser on their website: http://www.sixdegreesdoc.com/en/movie.html
[reposted from the film's official Press Release]