Tobias Weber

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Born (1977-02-14) February 14, 1977 (age 44)
Zurich, Switzerland
NationalitySwiss
CitizenshipSwitzerland
Alma materLondon Film School
Occupation
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Technology Entrepreneur
Years active2002–present
Known forThe interactive feature film Late Shift (2016)
Spouse(s)Rahel Weber-Ingold
Children3
Parent(s)
  • Phyllis Weber-Niederer
  • Max Weber-Niederer
AwardsBAFTA Cymru award

Tobias Weber (born 14 February 1977) is a Swiss film director, screenwriter and technology entrepreneur. He is best known for directing the interactive feature film Late Shift (2016), for which he won the BAFTA Cymru award. He is the founder of participative motion picture technology company CtrlMovie AG and Los Angeles based production company Kino Industries.

Biography

Weber grew up in Switzerland and studied filmmaking at London Film School[1].

Working as a commercial director he was looking for alternative forms of advertising and branded entertainment[2], when he re-discovered an his fascination with multi-branched storytelling that rooted in the adventure games he played and choose your own adventure books he read as a kid, a format that he now applied to movies.[3]

He shot an interactive proof of concept film in 2013[4] and set up interactive movie technology company CtrlMovie AG the year after. In 2015 he shot LATE SHIFT in London[5][6], the interactive feature-lenght film that he wrote together with Michael Robert Johnson[7]. The film was first released in 2016 at the Cannes Film Festival (Next)[8][9], travelled on to festivals such as the New York Film Festival[10], Raindance[11] and the Locarno International Film Festival[12] and won multiple awards including a BAFTA Cymru award.[13].

The CtrlMovie technology was subsequently adopted by Hollywood studios such as Paramount Pictures[14], 20th Century Fox[15][16] and Amblin Partners[17].

Together with his partners Tobias Weber runs CtrlMovie AG[18] as well as Los Angeles based production company Kino Industries LLC[19].

Filmography

Year Title Director Writer Notes
2016 Late Shift Yes Yes BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Game

In the media

        

References

  1. "Late Shift: A FREE Interactive Movie Experience On Us!". Revolution. 2016-11-30. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  2. Bradley, Dave; Officer, Chief Operations. "CtrlMovie on taking their award-winning interactive film from your phone to the big screen". pocketgamer.biz. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  3. "Tobias Weber - Late Shift". Adventure Gamers. 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  4. "这电影有 180 个"岔路口"和 7 个不同的结局,你会喜欢与它互动吗?_娱乐_好奇心日报". www.qdaily.com. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  5. "The Player: 'Late Shift' is the first fully realized choose-your-own adventure movie. Or is it a game?". Los Angeles Times. 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  6. "Análise Arkade: Late Shift é um interessante filme interativo para assistir (e jogar)". Arkade (in português). 2017-04-22. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  7. "Michael Robert Johnson". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  8. "'Late Shift', una película en la que tú decides el final". El futuro es apasionante (in español). 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  9. "Ces start-up suisses qui inventent le cinéma de demain". Bilan (in français). Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  10. Pedersen, Erik; Pedersen, Erik (2016-08-15). "New York Film Festival's Convergence Section For "Immersive Storytelling" Sets 2016 Lineup". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  11. "Learn more about interactive Cinema and Festival Screenings". LATE SHIFT. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  12. "Tobias Weber • Director". Cineuropa - the best of european cinema. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  13. "Winners of the 2018 British Academy Cymru Awards". www.bafta.org. 2018-10-14. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  14. Cieply, Michael; Cieply, Michael (2017-10-16). "Paramount Flirts With Kino's Interactive Film 'Late Shift'; Gives A Lesson In Movie Logic". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  15. Lopez, Ricardo; Lopez, Ricardo (2018-04-26). "'Choose Your Own Adventure' Interactive Movie in the Works at Fox". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  16. "Fox Plans 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Movie With Greg Berlanti". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  17. Sneider, Jeff (2019-08-14). "Exclusive: 'Crawl's Alexandre Aja to Direct Interactive Haunted House Movie for Amblin". Collider. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  18. "CtrlMovie - Interactive Movie Format". CtrlMovie. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  19. "Interactive Moviemaking Technology to Be Unveiled in July in Hollywood". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-05-23.

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