2037 - The world is a violent, dystopian wasteland. The only escape is the seductive VR world of ‘iDreams’ from SiCom Technologies, where people live out utopian lives. Everyone is hooked on iDreams, with one exception - its reclusive inventor, Chris Watson, whose family was ripped apart by his own creation. When a neurological illness begins to strike down users, suspicion mounts of a cover-up by SiCom. After a researcher investigating the claims disappears, Chris must uncover the truth. When he discovers the horrifying facts about SiCom’s nihilistic activities he resolves to stop them before their crimes destroy humanity.
It's a proof of concept short film for a feature film screenplay we are developing, but as a short film, it has got an excellent response at a festival run, by winning "Best Sci-fi Short" title in multiple festivals.
"Best Sci-fi Short Film" at New York City International Film Festival
"Best Sci-fi Short Film" at London Independent Film Festival
"Best Sci-fi Short Film" at Hollywood International Moving Picture Film Festival
"Best Sci-fi Short Film" at London Independent Film Awards
Writer / Director / Producer / DOP / Editor / VFX Artist: Junaid 'Jay' Syed
Screenplay: Junaid 'Jay' Syed, Chris Hastings
Cast: Joe Rainbow, Hera Fjord, Cristina Wang, Michael Sofoluke, Maylee Fraser, Ben Ried, Marc Gordon
Music: Filipe Goulart, Nick Chuba, Matt Cohen
Sound Editor: Danton Tanimura, Cristina Aragon, Filipe Goulart
Additional VFX Artist: Aparna Janga (Modeling/Texturing), Bharat Sachdev (Rotoscoping)