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Vote for Sasie!

Vote for Sasie!

Posted on 4 Jul 2009 by Justin Ruckman

video: Justin Ruckman; watch this video in HD on Vimeo

I had the chance to meet up with Sasie Sealy earlier this week, a filmmaker born & raised in Charlotte, now living in NYC. Her film, SarahN_12, is among the top 10 in the Netflix Find Your Voice Competition going on right now, which wraps up public voting on Sunday night. She needs Charlotte to represent!

SarahN_12 is the story of two murders: one in real life and one online. The film deals with issues of ethics & responsibility in virtual realms such as Facebook and World of Warcraft, and their consequences in real life.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Obsessed with finding her boyfriend’s murderer, Sarah Nilson is searching for any clue that might unlock the stagnant investigation — including the password to his virtual game account. When she cracks the code and takes over his online identity, she discovers that his avatar was murdered two days before his real life murder and goes deep inside a world where fantasy mirrors reality and the boundary between the two is sometimes hard to find.

Sasie’s other films have twice won Tribeca, and been shown in festivals around the world

You can get to the Netflix competition website, watch her’s and the other finalists’ trailers, and cast your vote through another website Sasie had made just for the occasion: Voting ends Sunday night though, so get to it!

Update: Voting has been extended through Tuesday night. Go vote for Sasie.

Photo from interview at Caribou below the fold.


photo: Justin Ruckman; view this photo on Flickr


  1. Erik 5 Jul 2009 at 6:14 PM

    did you get a new camera Justin, cause that has cool focus and stuff. Good interview btw.

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    Justin Ruckman 5 Jul 2009 at 6:19 PM

    That’s 720p video from a Nikon D90. Doesn’t perform well when the camera is moving around, but it’s perfect for still shots like this. The focal depth on that 35mm lens is epic.

    I ain’t seein no other video cameras but you baby I promise.

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