Kammer 3

THE SUPERHOST

A Sitcom by Britta Thie

Film screening and discussion

The Superhost follows Preston (Preston Chaunsumlit) and his roommate Sage (Colin Self) as they try to figure out rent, rapport and cold hard reality in downtown New York. The film tallies the cost of social capital both on and off screen as Preston feels the effects of freelance fatigue. Every aspect of his life feels outsourced, underrated or overdue for an update. He’s a guest on the show of his own life under peer-to-peer pressure to perform: livestream or die trying. Precarious cloud worker gig gags aside, the film examines the impact of the sharing economy on individuals forced to compartmentalize and commodify every aspect of the self. As contemporary technology disrupts our definition of property and currency, where does that leave us? Can we ever switch off? Or are we all being left eternally on 'seen'?

The film was shot during three live performances at the Münchner Kammerspiele, a German theatre in the presence of a live audience.



Produced by Münchner Kammerspiele in Coproduction with ZDF & ARTE Creative

With

Brigitte Hobmeier, Colin Self, Franz Rogowski, Hassan Akkouch, James K., Niels Bormann, Preston Chaunsumlit, Vera von Lehndorff VER.u.s.c.h.k.A

Script

Britta Thie

Producer

Britta Thie

Live music

Kevin Klein

Executive Producer

Dieter Schneider, Matthias Lilienthal

Direction

Britta Thie

Music

Ville Haimala

Dramaturgy

Tarun Kade