Interview with Filmmaker Linda Gasser (WHAT IF)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

WHAT IF was the winner of BEST FILM at the August 2018 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Linda Gasser: What if (with the original title: Wo sie ist) is a film about the future, but it is about presence too. In the past I had worked on films for a large IT company, it is “the” large IT company that everyone will know. Working with them was like working in the future. When I began to understand not only what it meant to collect big-data, but rather how intense the impact of it’s analytics are, I kind of already did live in that future. I feel that the genre definition Sci-Fi doesn’t really fit to the film, because it really is about the society in an individual in an oppressive society dominated by algorithms.

From the idea to the finished product…

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