NYFA Filmmaking Instructor Directs Interactive Murder Mystery Series

October 9, 2013
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Starting tomorrow, Untitled Murder Project 2.0, from Unlinear.tv, will be available online. The 49-episode interactive murder mystery comes from director and New York Film Academy Instructor, Alonso Mayo. Untitled Murder Project 2.0 is the follow-up to 2011’s Untitled Fiction Project, an hour-long experiment in unscripted fiction filmmaking about the aftermath of an affair. Like its predecessor, Untitled Murder Project 2.0 was shot using structured improvisation, with dialogue developed by the actors and the director on the day of the shoot based solely on an outline. The 13 original episodes of Untitled Fiction Project comprise Chapter 1 of Untitled Murder Project 2.0.

Alonso Mayo, recently wrote and directed the feature film The Story of Luke, starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary Elwes and Kristin Bauer. The film won 20 festival top prizes including Best Film from the San Diego Film Festival, Irvine Film Festival, and San Luis Obispo Film Festival. Originally from Lima, Peru, Mayo won the Student Academy Award with his American Film Institute thesis film WednesdayAfternoon.

“I wanted to experiment with a new storytelling format,” said Mayo. “I love making feature films, but to a certain point the format is limiting – given the storytelling possibilities offered by the internet. It was a great challenge to develop a project that puts many of the decisions that you would ordinarily be in charge of as a filmmaker in the hands of the audience, and still retain enough control to guarantee a uniform and entertaining experience.”

Untitled Murder Project 2.0 Chapters 1 & 2 are available starting 10/10/2013 (22 total episodes) and the next 3 chapters (9 episodes each) will be released weekly through the end of October.