In contemporary Los Angeles, a young female hacker, Stat, awakens from unconsciousness to find an iPhone glued to her hand and a mysterious countdown ticking away on the display. Suffering from head trauma, and with little recollection of who she is or what is happening, Stat races against time to figure out what the code means, and what unknown event the pending zero-hour will bring.
Set within a dystopian world that is a collision between technology and humanity, “Reboot” touches upon many of the current social and political concerns that arise from becoming more and more intertwined with the virtual.
“Reboot” began as a flight of fancy from my on-going fascination with the amazing shifts within existing social and political landscapes from modern technology, as well as our relationship with technology as human beings. It also sprung from an undying love of the cyberpunk genre; and even though this film treads very lightly within that space, its heart and soul are certainly derived from the pages of some of my favorite authors.
What began as a "small little film" about a girl with an iPhone stuck to her hand, mutated and grew to the form it is now. While “Reboot” is technically a "short film," I certainly believe it has rambled into a shape that is far larger than most of us imagined when we started. I hope it can take you along its little path, and leave you with bits to contemplate in its wake.
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