To Miss the Ending

  • 28'
  • UK
  • 2020

A fun digital environment consisting of brightly coloured blocks proves to be a thin veneer atop a dystopian future. This impressively designed VR experience outlines a vision of the future that speaks volumes about the present. There are no more rivers to sail paper boats down, no more trees to lie under, no more atmosphere to breathe and so humanity has sought refuge in the digital.

Everyone’s consciousness has been uploaded to a server with their memories playing out in the block world. However, the upload goes wrong so you not only experience your own world, but also that of five others. They reminisce and the places arise before your eyes: the office tower where someone was fired, the river another lived next to, the park that held the last scraps of nature, or was it a highway? The digital reproductions prove unreliable in this dangerously amiable warning. Screens together with The Subterranean Imprint Archive within VR: Liminal Spaces, Wed 2 to Sun 6 June, 09:45-22:00, WORM UBIK, €12.

Directors
David Callanan, Anna West
Country of production
UK
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
28'
Medium
VR
Language
English
Producer
Dan Tucker
Sales
idontloveyouanymore
Screenplay
Anna West
Production Design
David Callanan
Sound Design
Jamie Finlay
Music
Jamie Finlay
Cast
(voices of) Charlotte Berry, Michael Dodds, Houmi Miura, Ben Kulvichit, Anna West
Website
https://idontloveyouanymore.org