The survival game genre often appears at first glance as brutal and unforgiving, where players are given the opportunity to grapple with just that – survival. But within these games, which present a captivating, detailed, and immersive world to explore and shape as one desires, unique environments and friendships also emerge, likely expanding and offering an extended alternative to the outside world. KNIT’S ISLAND delves into this duality, where the filmmakers have spent countless hours exploring and documenting the encounter with the vast world within the game DayZ. The film provides a captivating glimpse into the realm of possibilities, rich characters, and occasional madness that unfolds within, while also embarking on a journey to imagine who is holding the game console on the outside.
Causse and Barbier are currently in development with the documentary TV series LA VRAIE VIE, whereas, Ekiem Barbier is an author, filmmaker and musician who prior to entering the School of Fine Arts of Montpellier directed several short films, both fiction and animation, for which he also composed the music.
Guilhem Causse entered the School of Fine Arts of Montpellier in 2012. There he developed a work revolving around the relationship between image and sound, in the form of installations and video projections, halfway between cinema, performance and contemporary art. He is fascinated by collapsology and interested in recording natural and meteorological phenomena, which he then combines with virtual images in timeless spaces where the viewer is invited to settle.
Quentin L’helgoualc’h got a DNSEP (Master's degree in Plastic expression) at the School of Fine Arts of Montpellier in 2017. He then developed a plastic work mixing several mediums, such as sculpture, video, and drawing.