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Web-series, documentary
5 seasons / 83 episodes
2011-2014

To be restarted in 2021

Description

The Important Videoshow is a webseries. It features the same group of people, interviewed every 10 years, answering one and the same straight-up question: “What is important?” The "first chapter" of the show aired between 2011 and 2014 and totaled 83 episodes, organised in 5 seasons. 83 people from Romania, USA, The Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Ireland, UK, France, Australia, Denmark, Poland,Lithuania, Hungary, Germany, Iceland, India and Sweden. Ranging from 14 to 91 years old.

Future

The show’s second part will begin in 2021, featuring the exact same people, filmed ten years away from their previous appearence.
They’ll be presented with a slightly different question: “is it still important?” 

The question is strenghened by the fact that at the end of the show’s first part, in 2015, all the interviews have been made unavailable from the internet, in an effort to distance both the participants from their younger selfs and their previous answers. The "second chapter" episodes, who's shooting will begin in May 2021 will include the participants’ reaction to the first viewing of their old interview in 10 years. The two episodes showed here to the right, featured two participants who sadly passed away, Mihai Vasile and Anna Florea.

 

Making of

The making of the show began in the late spring of 2011 with the advent of two tech innovations: a new button on DSLR cameras, the record video and a cosy website for checking on your friends called Facebook.

The first season was filmed entirely in Romania, the second one in Spain. The third one back in Romania, while the fourth one in Denmark and France. The grand finale, the fifth was shot entirely in India between November 2013 and April 2014.

Many good people contributed to its making. Alex Bălă scored the wonderful music. Márton Borzák and Mélody Boulissière created graphics and logos, while Bertan Cómert and Gourab Ganguli joined as associate producers.

Selected Works