Written & Directed by Shae-Lee Shackleford
The Anti-Social Network is a comedic short film about a social media addict named Lucas (played by Sam Mac). He is so consumed, the boundaries between his real life and his virtual reality are obsolete. A chance meeting with a girl named Leila (played by Shae-Lee Shackleford) forces him to come to grips with the ultimate paradox.
The Anti-Social Network was written, directed and produced by Shae-Lee Shackleford. She created the film to be a humorous observation of the social media driven world we live in. The film is aimed to ‘poke’ fun at is the obsession we have with online interaction, sometimes to the detriment of our real everyday lives and relationships
The film also features appearances by Matt Doran and Natarsha Belling and the soundtrack includes Australian artist the Flight Facilities, Art vs Science, Mitzi and Justice Crew.
This film was simple and a bit cheesey, but fantastic at combining elements of Facebook and the real world relationships we have grown to form with other people. The interactions online and offline are depicted with key, recognisable notifications that the viewer (if they are a Facebook user) is familiar with. Combining comedy and entertainment value, the growing dependance on social media is portrayed really well. This is relevant when assessing my own script for my own story to get across a powerful message, and offers ideas about combining real world and online world communications and imagery.
Another up and coming film idea by the same creator is Socially Awkward Media
Another great way to depict the real life social effects that online social media has had offline.