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.
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 FilmFestival 2017.
Best Sci-fi Short film at London Independent Film Festival 2017.
Best Sci-fi Short film at Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2017.
Best Sci-fi Short film at London Independent Film Awards 2018.
Best Supporting role at Hyperdrive Film Festival 2018.
Nomination for Best Short Film Director at New York City International Film Festival 2018.
Nomination Best Visual Effects at Berlin Sci-fi Film Festival 2018.
Nomination for Best Short Film at L.A Shorts Awards 2017.
Nomination for Best Short Film at NYC Indie Film Awards 2017.
Nomination for Best Sci-fi Short Film at Paris Short Film Festival 2017.
Nomination for Best Short Film at Juggernaut Film Festival 2017.
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)