- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Wes Anderson's latest film production "The Grand Budapest Hotel" transports us to the realistically fictional alpine country of Zubrowka at the beginning of the twentieth century. Centering on a concierge at the hotel and his attentive lobby boy apprentice, the movie follows the pair through a series of peculiar events surrounding a Renaissance painting of extraordinary value.Watson/DG was selected to create an educational, in-world companion to "The Grand Budapest Hotel", structured as a course syllabus for the Zubrowka Akademie. The site was designed with specific attention to the time period, featuring viewing elements of a microfiche machine such as a viewing lens loader and a navigational wheel to move through the digital "slides". Each slide includes multiple layers of discoverable content, including copy created in direct collaboration with Wes himself, character pages reminiscent of hand-coloured photographs, and images and video clips pulled directly from the film. Combined, these elements form an in-depth crash course on the industry, art, and local government of the Republic of Zubrowka.And yes, this will be on the test.