At last! A sunny corner of the internet to keep you posted on the making of the documentary The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard. The movie focuses on the personal processes of the Pirate Bay founders Tiamo, Anakata and Brokep.
Apart from giving you a peak of the film work, this blog is a way for me to explore new ways of financing documentary projects. Today it’s exactly one month until the Court of Appeal hearings start in the Pirate Bay trials. I’ll use this month to raise 25 000 USD with the help of our good friends over at kickstarter. The money will be used to edit the material as soon as the trial is over.
Our small crew has put together 4 short clips from TPB AFK to be released here every week this September. We’ve also put together a short discussion forum and produced an animated 5 episode miniseries about copyright conflict called ‘A Swedish Perspective’.
We think that creating this discussion will help us find more ways of financing the film.
Many of my friends are artists and musicians. Some are indie, some are on major labels. Some support filesharing, some hate it. To get my own head straight I started out by talking to a bunch of Swedish feature film producers, researchers and internet entrepreneurs. They all agree that the current copyright legislation needs to be updated to the realities of the new technologies. Read about their experiences in You Can Help.
The process of documenting processes is unpredictible. If the Swedish court process doesn’t miraculously speed up in The Pirate Bay trials, we’re at least a year away from the opening night of TPB AFK.
TPB AFK is not a fan movie about the Pirate Bay, neither is it a journalistic piece on copyright conflict. It’s an observational, character driven film about three guys whose hobby homepage became the embryo of a global political movement.
TPB AFK is in the making, follow our process here,
South East Asia, August 2010