Here’s an interesting short video that I wasn’t really sure which category to put it under on HeyUGuys. The title of the short documentary is ‘How Far Would You Go?’ and it features short interviews with directors, producers and actors and is inspired by Sony Playstation 3’s new game, Heavy Rain. The game focuses around fate and what happens if…. and is a real bridge between real life and gaming.

The short 7 minute documentary is directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Neil LaBute, and was filmed in London, LA & Paris and asks leading luminaries, ‘How far would you go to save someone you love?’ Respondents to the question include: Nic Roeg, Hanif Kureishi, Nicholas Hoult, Samuel L Jackson, Stephen Frears, Peter Bogdanovich, Jean Marc Barr, Chris Weitz & Ben Chaplin.

The documentary has been commissioned to explore the ever-converging worlds of film and gaming and to highlight the processes that storytellers go through to imbue emotions through their respective mediums.

Example questions that have been posed include:

  • How does emotion inform your work?
  • Are you braver in your work than in your life?
  • Would you inflict pain on another to achieve true love?
  • Can anger be used creatively?
  • Looking back over your life thus far would you say you fall in love easily, or not so easily?

Heavy Rain’s Writer & Director David Cage states ‘In Heavy Rain you don’t watch the story, you play it with unprecedented responsibility over the fate of the game’s characters the whole DNA of the game has been created to provide an emotional experience unlike any other. It dares you to tackle subject matter and themes rarely touched upon in video games’

Some of their replies are really interesting and although this doesn’t really cover any film that is coming out and more a computer game, I thought it was still worth highlighting on the site. I’ve embedded the bio below so have a watch and let us know what you think in the comments below. How Far Would you go for Love?

Heavy Rain is available on PS3 now and you can purchase it here.

You can read a review of the game on Pixel Fury.