Independent film company Oscillope Labs is debuting its feature film, It’s a Disaster, in its entirety on Vine – six seconds at a time. Since the video looping app only allows users to create videos using a mobile iOS device, the video clips are recordings of the film shown on a home television. The film stars Julia Stiles, America Ferrera, David Cross (of Arrested Development), and Todd Berger (Kip from Parks and Recreation). The story follows a couples brunch that goes awry when dirty bombs threaten the city.
The film is set to be released for digital on-demand viewing on March 5 followed by a limited release in theaters. According to director Todd Berger, “Jean-Luc Godard once said that he pities French cinema because it has no money and American cinema because it has no ideas. Well this is certainly an idea.” The company’s humorous press release states that Oscillope Labs is aiming to bring its media to as many media as possible:
Never one to shy away from the unknown, Oscilloscope is currently working on distributing films in all media and by all means and methods now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity. The future is now. We will also be actively acquiring distribution rights for the previously unexploited territory of The Moon.
The clips started to appear on Oscillope’s Vine and Twitter accounts around 4:30 P.M. EST on Tuesday but the account hit some small snafus. Twitter users have requested that the company remove its incessant movie tweets, so the film is only on Vine for the time being.
Further, due to the heavy Twitter and Vine app usage an iPhone needed to be charged: