Last year, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by French-Canadian steampunk François Bonneau for an upcoming steampunk documentary directed by Annie Deniel, called Steampunk Connection. A quick summary of their project can be found on their page:
Daniel, François, Adam and Clara are active members of the unique steampunk community whose aesthetics are inspired by science-fiction and the Victorian era. Their eccentric – and upcycled – creations force us to think about our own living and consumer habits in this digital age.
Their encounters and their own artistic journey calls us to reflect on the impact technology has on our own lives. Beyond the cosplay aspect (which is the practise of dressing up as characters), these artists are keen DIYers who believe that knowledge is better shared. They also draw on the romantic values of a bygone era and make etiquette and decorum cool again.
Featuring this passionate community is an original way to talk about human needs in the digital era.This film is for everyone as the themes it explores are universal.
Annie dropped a note requesting steampunks to submit footage and pictures that they can feature as part of the documentary’s promotions:
For a wonderful international documentary about the community steampunk, we are looking for images of incredible steampunk machines with their inventor.
We are looking more specific places (ex: cafe place) vehicles or practical inventions than costumes or accessories excepted if it reflects the cultural aspect.
The footage can be filmed with a simple iPhone and send by we transfer (https://wetransfer.com) at this address : firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s free.
It’s an opportunity to show your work and of course your name will be credited! If you need more information, you can join us at the same e-mail address.
We are here to answer at your questions with pleasure!”
Hope folks will be able to help & boost this wonderful little film about the community.