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8th GRAND PRIX NOVA, 2020

On-line listening of the selected programs

DRAMA CATEGORY ( 12 productions )

SHORT FORMS CATEGORY ( 21 productions )

BINAURAL DRAMA CATEGORY ( 6 productions)

DRAMA. Russia - Bots and Spammers Dating Club

Production Company: oontz.ru. Author, Producer, Director & Sound engineer: Vladimir Kryuchev.

Synopsis
This piece creates a world populated by anonymous telephone bots and spammers whose annoying calls - in real world - have become a part of many people's lives.

They are mostly pre-recorded voices, yet, they sound like ordinary people but painfully lonely. Using various recording and mixing techniques, it is possible to get those abstract bots talking to each other, building relationships, falling in love, dealing with real-life issues and even rap.

Making a piece about unwanted spam calls may seem a strange idea, but I truly believe that at the end of the day such subtle weirdness we are dealing with may have a stronger impact on us than some larger-than-life issues taken from the major media agenda.

This approach offers an opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds - to speak about isolation and spam attacks but without getting too serious, to tell an absurd story but keep firmly established in reality, to balance between a real news story and otherworldly tale.

It was a pleasure to rhyme those bots, to make them chat, sing and live.

English text (click here)