World’s first game-sourced film to debut in Over-the-Rhine next Saturday

The 2011 MidPoint Music Festival (MPMF) ended nearly five months ago, but one of its products is about to have a major impact on the neighborhood it calls home. On Saturday, February 25, Possible Worldwide and Cincinnati-based Ripple FX Films will hold a world premiere of what is believed to be the first-ever, game and crowd-sourced film.

Radius: A Short Film gathered its material at last year’s MPMF when festival-goers used the SCVNGR smartphone application. Those who played the game helped to create its content. Since that time, the production team has worked together to produce the film in partnership with the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission.

According to the production team, content for the film also came from the Emery Theatre’s 11.11.11 opening event and a Final Friday on Main Street.

The film will debut at Memorial Hall (map) from 7:30pm to 11pm on Saturday, February 25. Tickets can be purchased online until 12pm on Thursday, February 23 or at the door the day of the event for $25. Event organizers say that it will include a champagne reception, comments from the producers and filmmakers, food, drink and what is being called a “red carpet experience.”

Those who would like to find a cheaper way into the event are in luck. UrbanCincy will be giving away two free tickets to one lucky person who best answers “What Is Radius?” to them. Feel free to be creative and do response videos, photos, cliché memes, or simply submit a written entry.

We will take those submissions via email, comments on this post, or through any of our social media outlets until midnight on Sunday. The winner will be contacted (please include an email or phone number where you can be reached) on Monday and instructed how to get their free tickets for the Saturday event.

  • Andrew Cornuelle

    Radius is a product of hype. Prove me wrong by sending me to the premiere.  

  • YIKES, this looks bad.

  • Gordon Bombay

    To me, Radius is confusion. In all seriousness, what is the premise of the “film?” I don’t get how it’s “game sourced.” It’s a documentary on social media? Even the website doesn’t seem to explain it well. Seems like a good date night for the girlfriend and I, but I don’t get it?

    • Congratulations Gordon Bombay, you are the winner of two free tickets to the world premiere of Radius: A Short Film courtesy of UrbanCincy. Have a fun date night, and be sure to hit up some of the local businesses in Over-the-Rhine before and/or after the show.

    • Gordon Bombay

      Hey, thanks Randy! I’m sure it will be fun and you know we’ll support OTR business of course! Do I need to email you?