The Doghouse - Q&A With The Creators!

Special Event
Theater 7–9pm
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Join us for an exclusive look behind the scenes of this groundbreaking VR short film!

In conjunction with our exclusive exhibition of The Doghouse, a unique, first-person reality film experience, the Made in NY Media Center is excited to present a Q&A with creators Mads Damsbo and Johan Knattrup Jensen, moderated by StoryCode’s Mike Knowlton.

Scheduled to make its U.S. debut at the New York Film Festival’s Convergence 2015, The Doghouse is designed to challenge and shatter all expectations of what a short film can be and the experience one can provide.

From conception to production to exhibition, we will dive deep into The Doghouse to examine the physical and mental hurdles that have faced the project since day one, including the conception of the of the idea, production and distribution challenges, and finally, getting the installation into NYFF's Convergence.


“This is really new territory. For the body, the mind, and the art.” – Politiken

“There’s a before and an after ‘The Doghouse.’” – Atlas Mag


About The Participants

Mads Damsbo – With a background in film and media directing and with a passion for technology and experience design, Mads has found himself involved in a wide variety of alternative projects exploring the frontier of new media storytelling. He considers himself a craftsman and creative producer, and sometimes an artist and conceptual junkie.

Johann Knattrup Jensen – Johan is schooled through the progressive alternative film school Super16 where he learned the value of a good story and how it impacts an audience. With his experience in theatre, performance and as a dramatic writer, he infiltrates the core of story development at Makropol.


About The Moderator

Mike Knowlton – A digital veteran of 20 years, Mike has always pushed the boundaries of storytelling and technology. As a Creative Technologist, he founded and led numerous technology companies as well as large multi-disciplinary teams in developing complex software applications for brands including Bath & Body Works, Epoch Films, Gucci, MoMA, New York Magazine, Philosophy, Theory, Tiffany & Co., and Victoria's Secret. At his most recent venture, Murmur, he produces social films and consults with leading brands, studios, and networks on using social films to extend existing properties. Mike's background spans design, programming, advertising, and filmmaking. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University.

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