Venus director Andrew McGee is back with another ambitious science fiction short, funding now on Kickstarter.
Though not as overtly cyberpunk as McGee’s previous short film, First Sight – which he compares to Black Mirror – explores some themes that have been core to the genre since its inception: how all-pervasive technology forces its way into human relationships, and the role played by private companies.
The synopsis reads:
After the loss of her partner, Luna is finally ready to re-enter the world of dating, turning to smart contact lenses to overcome her anxiety. But when her quest for love takes a dark turn and her vision is held for ransom, she must outsmart a mysterious hacker to save her sight... and her date night.
Kickstarter rewards include art prints, posters, T-shirts, and an art book, and the project is already £4,000 (approx US$5,021) of the way towards its £15,000 (US$18,830 goal).
For a taste of what’s in store, check out Venus in full on DUST’s YouTube channel:
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