“It all started when I Googled my name” said Killeen of his movie. And who in today’s day and age hasn’t engaged in just such an activity in a moment of idle “webbing.” The difference here that the filmmaker actually followed up on his findings by not only contacting his namesakes but also traveling to whatever remote location called for to meet and interview the subjects of his search, even discovering (and verifying through genetic testing) a long-lost cousin.
Jim Killeen the filmmaker in Los Angeles found, among others, Jim Killeen the priest in Cobh, Ireland, Jim Killeen the retired cop in New York, Jim Killeen the CEO in Melbourne, Australia and Jim Killeen the sexual swinger in Denver. “Google Me” has not only been given the search engine’s blessing, but even features Google’s VP of Engineering, Douglas Merrill, in an insightful interview voicing his sentiments on the subject.
Whether an effort to defeat the innumerable self-imposed social barriers erected since the advent of the Internet or out of sheer and simple curiosity, the result is nevertheless telling and enormously entertaining – as well as a provoking commentary on today’s society and how technology has transformed our lives.
Due to the premise of the film, Jim Killeen is likely to become a household name. By employing the single yet powerfully intimate common denominator of a person’s name, “Google Me” succeeds in exploring the philosophical subject of identity itself as well as the underlying human conditions that unite us all.
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His religion aside, it is an interesting idea. I’ve always wanted to talk to the other “me’s” out there. Air conditioning specialist
This was a fantastic documentary film until the FIRST Jim Killen said he was a Scientologist.
Fuck sake. I was enjoying it up until that revelation.
I feel like you missed the entire point of this doc.
what next? a googlewhack adventure? dave gorman already did that too!
I pray you keep publishing posts because I really like to check out your material.
“Jim Killeen the filmmaker in Los Angeles found, among others, Jim Killeen the priest in Cobh, Ireland, Jim Killeen the retired cop in New York, Jim Killeen the CEO in Melbourne, Australia and Jim Killeen the sexual swinger in Denver.”
Of the 5 locations listed those not in the USA have the country noted but those in the USA do not.
It’s as if we are expected to think of the USA first, and only then anywhere else.
Such arrogance is one of the many reasons the USA is the most hated country in the world.
he is from the states he says that it is based from there… i dont think that it has much to do with arrogance…
“This is a private video. If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the sender’s friend request.” ?
Are we sure he didn’t just google Dave Gorman? Try it yourself.
This was a wonderful Christmas present to the world ! Very cool and uplifting…