What If? – That fucking question has followed me around since a brainstorming session in a 3rd Year Media Technology module seminar. It was decided by unimaginative people to be the ‘theme’ of an Exhibition & Performance module to tell a 10 minute story through film and other media formats. The damn question has stuck to me like an obsession ever-since. I have always found myself considering the path not taken.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
– Robert Frost
The choice and consequence, the cause and effect. What happens if I go left? What would have happened if I went right? You get the idea… I was considering writing this here, in fact I did write it here, and then before publishing it I had yet another change of heart. I can tell this story much greater in a visual way, just not here. Check back in about 20 years when I get around to that too.
Alternative realities are fun to think about, until someone loses an eye or a heart gets broken. Whichever comes first because you can be sure, one of them will.
(If you are interested in the University Short Film that spawned from this ‘What If?’ go visit KiloTangoHotel on YouTube, or click here. Its just a trailer, I never uploaded the full thing for some reason).