Last July Intel and Toshiba teamed up to sponsor ‘The Inside Experience‘ an interactive social film directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) and starring Emmy Rossum (of HBO’s Shameless). Rossum played Christina, a young woman who wakes up in a strange sealed-off room, where she discovers an Intel-powered Toshiba laptop with a dicey connection to an untraceable web connection. Christina uses social media to ask for help to escape and discover the identity of her captors by posting content to her Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. The audience could determine certain aspects within the story, influence its direction, as well as audition to star in the series themselves.
This summer the two tech firms are back to sponsor a new social film entitled ‘The Beauty Inside’, the story of Alex, a 20 something man living in Los Angeles who has woken up every day in his life with a new physical appearance (you may be seeing where this is going already). Fans can audition for the role of Alex on the ‘The Beauty Inside’ Facebook page. Since Alex’s appearance changes everyday, multiple people (both male and female) will be chosen to play the role.
The film is being directed by Sundance-Award winning director Drake Doremus and will star Topher Grace (That 70s Show), and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs the World). Episode 1 on Thursday August 16 at 3:00pm PST on Facebook.