The Convenience Store, 2018, machinima from Grand Theft Auto V in-game editor (PC), voice-over by Jonne Hansson, August Bällgren
and Evelina Maria Odette Jönsson, sound design by Agatha Lewandowski, special thanks to HUMlab, Umeå University
The story follows three recently graduated artists who went to Umeå Academy of Fine Arts in Sweden and then moved to the fictional city Los Santos (based on Los Angeles) in hope to succeed as artists. They have struggled in living and working within different artistic fields. Some years have passed since they all graduated, and one day they accidentally meet each other in a convenience store. In a setting, similar to Kevin Smith’s cult classic “Clerks”, they are awkwardly starting to have a strange, meta-referential conversation with each other.