Rooster Teeth Productions and Alpheus Media, an Austin-based documentary film company, are collaborating on a new series of documentaries called RTDocs.
Connected follows two millennials as they undergo a week without smart phones or any other modern devices. Barbara Dunkelman and Blaine Gibson, both well known to the Rooster Teeth community, volunteered to have a film crew follow them through the experiment. The documentary also features well-known experts providing commentary on technology addiction. Nicholas Carr is the author of the acclaimed book The Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us, which examines the personal and social consequences of our ever growing dependency on computers, robots, and apps. His previous work, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist and a New York Times bestseller. The film also features Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, co-hosts of the popular radio show Two Guys On Your Head from Austin-based KUT, an NPR affiliate.
Connected is directed by Emmy-winner Mat Hames (When I Rise, What Was Ours), produced by Doreen Copeland, Daniel Fabelo, and Beth Hames, and executive produced by Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns. The film’s cinematography is by Wilson Waggoner, production coordinator is Tiffany Chung, and editing is by Ginny Patrick and Sandra Guardado. Follow Rooster Teeth on Twitter for future updates.