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Second Skin - Victor Pineiro Escoriaza - Chats with RealTVfilms.com about how the movie uncovers the subculture of "gamers" or a better term might be---online video game fanatics.

Interview

"...the virtual world’s impact on real people is th focus of the Second Skin documentary..."

Review

"A deft combination of dramatically animated statistical graphics combined with artfully incorporated machinima give the film a visual punch to match its compelling subject matter... overall it is a deeply engaging and effective film, sure to entertain gamers and non-gamers alike."

- Kevin Buist

Review

"Second Skin is a beautiful, well crafted film. There are great effects, animations, game graphics and story arcs. This is the first real and honest look into the lives of those whom actively participate in MMOG, not just gamers. While there are stereotypes, it does bring upon the question of the gamer stereotype and challenges how they are viewed upon. Rather than focusing on the negative or the surreal aspects of their lives, it humanizes its subjects and presents a fair and balanced look. It does a great job at presenting the many different sides of the MMOG world, and its stories."

Review

"Second Skin concerns a much newer, more sophisticated form of computer gaming, awkwardly abbreviated as MMORPG: Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games. These are vast virtual environments populated by people from all over the world..."

Interview

"Produced by Pure West Films, Second Skin has just won Best Documentary at NYC's ACEFEST (American Cinematic Experience) and premiered on the opening night of SXSW 2008 to sold out shows, rave reviews and unprecedented press..."

Review

"The title, Second Skin, seemed to imply this film documentary would address Linden Lab’s Second Life and the general impact of virtual worlds on personal identity. As the lights dimmed, I was excited to explore how interactive media is changing our experience of ourselves."

Review

"Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza is the director of Second Skin, a film that takes an intimate look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging genre of Multiplayer Online games (MMOs)..."

Review

"Second Skin is the best, most profound, and most significant of these three films inspired by geek culture. It is a true achievement, both in documentary film-making and in public discourse about online gaming. Artistically, Second Skin is beautiful..."

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