Alright, alright! The UFOs were a viral for Son of Man

July 4, 2011 at 4:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

Looks like our little videos about UFOs over London and Jerusalem have some people baffled. Are they real? Are they fake? Are they viral marketing for Iron Sky? Not exactly…

I guess it’s time to come clean. But check them out first — they’re pretty nice.

UFOs over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, where according to Judaism, Islam and Christianity, the creation of the world started:

And a few months later the same UFOs were seen in London over the BBC building.

What were these white shining things, these unidentified flying objects? No, they weren’t spaceships. No, they weren’t swamp gas, either.

Yes, that’s right. Now you’re getting it.

They were angels.

Son of Man is a novel about a young man growing up in the 80s thinking he might be the Second Coming of Christ. And lots of semi-miraculous things do happen that might make you think maybe he is.

Most of the book takes place in Finland, but he also visits Jerusalem in the turn of the millennium. That’s why we made a video showing angels over Jerusalem.

Many people figured that one out, but London left them wondering. Honestly, I thought that one would’ve been easier! It’s a reference to Conspiracy For Good, the project we did over there almost exactly a year ago. That’s when I shot the video with my cell phone. CFG has nothing to do with the Son of Man directly, but the experience it gave me in making graffiti came useful when writing one of the chapters.

We’re going through the last round of edits for Son of Man, and it will be published in Finnish this September. Expect translations to follow soon…

Here’s the cover.

Either that or the really were UFOs…

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The Conspiracy For Good wins to BANFF Awards

July 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

The company P and our last summer’s project Conspiracy For Good brought home two awards at Banff World Media Festival.
First it won it’s category and was named Best Cross Platform Project, and later in the evening was also given one of the main awards of the festival — Best In Interactive.
The reality game was designed by us at The company P with the creator of Heroes Tim Kring, and funded by Nokia. It had lots of videos for which I was the lead writer, four big live events in London, online games, phone games, live actors, and all sorts of strange things that truly made it multi platform!

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The 2011 Banff World Media Festival was hosted at the beautiful Fairmont Springs in Canada every year. On June 15, 2011, CFG was up against nominees from all over the world in interactive entertainment.

The project helped build several libraries in Zambia, and stock them with 10 000 books, as well as give 50 girls scholarships. The app for the project was downloaded over 900 000 times.

For more on “The Rockies” Award, click here

For more on Conspiracy For Good, click here

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