“There were points where in working stuff out, it got like trying to do a Rubik’s cube in your head, and I had to literally get up from my desk and kind of walk around the house holding my head.”
According to Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker, Bandersnatch was as mind-boggling to make as it was to watch—and he’s got the behind-the-scenes footage to prove it.
Just days after Bandersnatch‘s successful post-holiday streaming debut, Netflix has begun publishing peeks into the interactive movie’s making-of process. From producer Annabel Jones lamenting scrapping her production plan on the first day of filming to snapshots of Brooker’s elaborate story boards, the details in these clips explain some of how the ambitious (and experimental) production was pulled off, giving viewers brand new insight into the latest Black Mirror experience.
So far, Netflix has published two of these featurettes on their YouTube page. The first, showcasing the tech behind the production, is above. The second, showing more of the overall narrative process, can be found here.
We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more videos since this can only be the tip of the Bandersnatch iceberg—but in the meantime, it’s back to those alternate timelines.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is now streaming on Netflix.