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Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033

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Synopsis

Inspired by Derek Jarman’s 1978 queer punk film 'Jubilee', 'Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033' follows author Ayn Rand and members of her Collective, including economist Alan Greenspan, on an acid trip in 1955. Guided by an artificial intelligence named Azuma, they are transported to a dystopian future Silicon Valley. As Apple, Facebook, and Google campuses burn, Azuma reveals that Ayn has become a celebrity philosopher to tech executives, as her writings foster their entrepreneurial spirit. Amidst the wreckage, Rand and The Collective are introduced to the internet and observe techies being captured by anti-campus groupies. Once inside an occupied office park, the group encounters Nootropix, a contra-sexual, contra-internet prophet, who lectures on the end of the internet as we know it. Seeking respite, Rand and The Collective find themselves at Silicon Beach, where chunks of polycrystalline silicon mix with sand and ocean.
Official Selection Berlinale 2018 - Forum Expanded

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
29 mins
Director
Zach Blas
Producer
Ali Roche, Tiffany L. Gray, Tara De Maro, Jaclyn Amor (Extra Credit Studios)
Editor
Amy von Harrington
Screenwriter
Zach Blas
Director of Photography
Alison Kelly
Production Designer
Alexah Acuna, Kevin Gallo
Sound
Supervising Sound Editor: Tom Sedgwick; Sound Designer and Assistant Sound Editor: Benjamin Hurd; Sound Recording Engineers: Victoria Carrillo, Ada Douglas, Fred Oliveira
Music
xin
Principal Cast
Susanne Sachsse, Dany Naierman, Lindsay Hicks, Fusako Shiotani, Raquel Gutiérrez, Cassils
Visual Effects Artists
Harry Sanderson, Daniel Swan

Genre

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Last updated 6th February 2018

Production Company

US, UK coproduction

A Creative Capital, Extra Credit Studios project

Zach Blas
studio@zachblas.info
http://www.zachblas.info

Ali Roach
+44 (0)117 929 2266
ali.roche@spikeisland.org.uk
http://www.spikeisland.org.uk/spike-film-and-video