New open source movie project aims to create a full community of users who collaborate in the creation and execution of a short science-fiction film titled Jathia's Wager. An experiment in collaborative filmmaking, the initial script is about a young man living in an isolated community of humans, who must make a life changing decision about his future and his species.
The script was written as an experiment by Solomon Rothman, a filmmaker who's already released one full movie online for free. Rothman hopes the project will fully explore the concept of open, collaborative filmmaking and inspire people to create a true open-source filmmaking community. In order to encourage derivatives and actually get the project rolling, he wanted to start with a short script that had a psychological and serious undertone, and could be changed without a major time investment.