Today I visited the IDFA (International Documentray Film Festival Amsterdam) and the first documentary I saw (of a total of 5) was .... 'My Avatar and Me' (big smile); a Danish creative documentary-fiction film made by Bente Milton – in cooperation with Mikkel Stolt which tells the story of a guy that enters Second Life and the influence on his RL.
I loved it and OMG the things happening to the lead actor were so familiar to all in SL. And the poses, the dances, the drama arghh I recognized a lot.
If you are interested visit their website or go and see it in Amsterdam at IDFA. Well that is if you are living near ;-)
Synopsis (I copied from the website for all you lazy people):
Mikkel Stolt - is a troubled and unsuccessful documentary filmmaker, who decides to create a new identity, and join the pioneers and settlers in the virtual world “Second Life” on the other side of his computer screen. He chooses the name Mike Proud for his “avatar” and starts off with a typical off-the-shelf standard body.
Shortly after his arrival, a mysterious and influential woman named Helena picks him up and takes him under her wing. Helena gives Mike a complete makeover, and turns him into a sophisticated avatar, equipped with all the animations he needs to interact with the most advanced users of Second Life.
Mikkel is very attracted to Helena, and extremely curious to find out more about her, but she refuses to meet him in real life and her true identity remains a mystery.
Helena introduces Mike to Rob, a professional filmmaker who works for BBC in his real life. They become friends and decide to go into business together. The business thrives as Helena uses her in-world influence to pave the way for Mike’s career.................... read the rest of the story on the website of 'My Avatar and Me'