Test Screening Scenes

2018

These scenes were posted for Season Two, Crowd Creation. We STILL appreciate your feedback in 2019; do watch the scenes and add your feedback to the episode comments or on Vimeo. Go ahead and get blessed!

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Through 2018, we're posting working versions of scenes from Daughter of God and asking for your opinions. Answer the feedback questions, or just give your gut impressions.

These scenes are incomplete, ragged-edged works in progress. You'll hear and see all manner of technical imperfections and glitches. You're welcome to comment on the really glaring problems, or talk about how the story, action, and dialogue move you.

You don't need to know anything about making movies, you just gotta know what you like. You don't have to know anything about the plot, premise, or who the characters are. Each scene is intended as a stand-alone moment. Sharing your experience helps us to know whether a scene is on the right track and ready for polish.

Your feedback is making this movie!

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Description and Feedback Questions

Wall Street Under Water

A brick beach and a submerged street sign reading Wall Street. What emotions come up as you watch Wall Street Under Water?

Please post comments on Episode 071.

Date Dance

Christina is getting ready for a date by dancing into and out of different costumes. Based on her choice of clothing and style of movement, what six adjectives best describe Christina?

Please post comments on Episode 072.

Open Season

A doe is startled by an arrow thunking into a nearby tree. She neutralizes the threat by shooting laser beams from her eyes. How many times did you replay this movie? What stands out for you?

Please post comments on Episode 073.

Twelve Mediatronic Advertisements

These ads are from an alternative future, and may seem nonsensical. You don't have to understand them, just choose which ad is your favorite and which ad you find the most disturbing, and post the associated numbers with your comments. Feel free to elaborate on your choices.

Please post comments on Episode 074.

Smart Money

There's backstory on the companion podcast episode (Daughter of Godcast 075). If you HAVE NOT heard Episode 075, what is this scene about? If you HAVE heard Episode 075, which characters in this scene do you feel the most empathy for? There's no wrong answer, and we love when you elaborate.

Please post comments on Episode 075.

Do It Again

A handheld device displaying a live feed of lovers taking a break. Why would anyone want to peek at this particular moment? General impressions and random observations are, as always, very much encouraged.

Please post comments on Episode 076.

Canyon Princess

A gentle river current, the chanting of devotees, and high above, a rust-pitted and ancient remembrance of the long ago. What does this scene have to do with Elon's 2/18 space car? Feel free to offer whatever you're inspired to.

Please post comments on Episode 077.

Best Scenario Yet

Hands clasp across a stainless-steel surgical table, an unconventional farewell speech. The rasping voice asserts that his death is a trick. Is the rasping voice worthy of trust? What other impressions do you get?

Please post comments on Episode 078

Rabbit and Dog

How quickly can these two go from this awkward moment to blissfully jumping into bed — minutes, hours, days, weeks? What challenges lie ahead?
Please post comments on Episode 079.

Creaky

A woman peers out from a door ajar. She slowly opens the door, revealing an enigmatic figure, half smiling. She seems to recognize him, calling him by name. What emotions does the woman experience as she opens the door?

Please post comments on Episode 080.

Drawer

Relations have gone from awkward to incoherent for two people. They seem frustrated and slightly on edge, but a drawer of paperbacks points to an epiphany. Besides these two, what other characters are active in this scene?

Please post comments on Episode 081.

V2 Drawer

A repost of Drawer with more polish, most of the distracting and disconcerting gaffs have been knocked back. Does the scene flow differently now? What's new in V2 for you?

Please post comments on Episode 082.

Relief

A mini role-playing game adventure in the DOG universe. After a series of global catastrophes, you discover a field of relief boxes. Which three boxes would you carry back to your friends and family, and why?

Please post comments on Episode 083.

Humanity

Another mini RPG with the following premise: You've returned to the field of boxes to carry back three more to your friends and fam. This time, the boxes you pick could determine the future of all humans on planet Earth.

Please post comments on Episode 084.

Angel or What

Jittery Uncle Joe has a vitally important message for Christi (Christina). What jumps out about this moment between the two of them?

Please post comments on Episode 085.

Redemption

Discover Daughter of God's alternative economy of fun, how swag can be had. Helping make the movie gets you blessed, and blessings can be redeemed. Which redemption do you crave most? OR what's your dream redemption, what you'd love to see offered?

Please post comments on Episode 086.

Tea

Gerry offers Christina tea. Teas have all sorts of properties. If YOU were Gerry, what properties would you choose to infuse the moment with, especially after Christina's final quip?

Please post comments on Episode 087.

Hello

Christina is cultivating coherent thought when her phonette unexpectedly beckons. How would you categorize her experience — hallucination, flashback, fantasy, other? What connections are suggested?

Please post comments on Episode 088.

Check It Out

Christina's got objections and Uncle Joe's got solutions. The crux of the quest is revealed. Is Christina putting up token or credible resistance? What does she ultimately want?

Please post comments on Episode 089.

Welcome Aboard

An introduction to the main characters of DOG: Christina, Gerry, and the Big Boat. The theme song, "Another Fucked Up Day in Paradise," gives a bit of exposition about the DOG universe. What stands out for you? What relationships are hinted at?

Please post comments on Episode 090.

After, Almost

Between the Before and After — a visit to the shack for a production time lapse. Would you enjoy seeing more of the moviemaking process, more behind-the-scenes scenes?

Please post comments on Episode 091.

After At Last

The scene Welcome Aboard after VFX. Tentacles of living backstory slither into every crevice and corner. What do you now know about the characters based on their (new) environment?

Please post comments on Episode 092.

Low Level

Behind the scenes again. Charcoal sketches on newsprint paper reveal how much VFX is too much. A longish analysis of shots from Welcome Aboard.

Please post comments on Episode 093.

Grown Up Ghost

A younger Uncle Joe and Christina are aboard a small cabin cruiser. What would your guess be about why they are on a boat and where that boat might be?

Please post comments on Episode 094.

Can I Come In

Uncle Joe is bathed in red as he asks Christina to invite him in, which she declines to do, keeping a quirky silence. Why does he pass the hat? What's the significance of Joe's hat for you?

Please post comments on Episode 095.

I Think So

G and C have achieved synchromesh. Tea is in the future, and maybe more. Gerry's last question and Christina's response implies there might be some urgency, why do you imagine that would be so?

Please post comments on Episode 096.

Really

Uncle Joe and Christina surveil Gerry and wrap up their reunion. Oddly, they also seem to be under surveillance. Who could possibly be watching THEM?

Please post comments on Episode 097.

King of the Earth

Gerry’s grousing stands in high contrast to Christina’s flippant full steam ahead. He’s angsty and she’s indefatigable. Do any hints of compatibility peek through?

Please post comments on Episode 098.

Live Feed

Uncle Joe aims Christina at her heart's desire and the logistics of a bull's-eye are explained in no uncertain terms. What's MOST peculiar about this setup?

Please post comments on Episode 099.