Merge

Merge

A group of teenagers tamper with nanotechology, inadvertently opening a Pandora’s Box.

When Kaz arrives from Japan at the school for gifted children in Vermont, he soon makes friends, then he introduces them to a new Nano-drug that helps make them smarter but the effect is temporary. One of the other pupils reverse engineers the drug and reprogrammes the Nanites, giving a longer effect. However, there are side effects as the group starts to be able to transit messages to each other, the nanites have created a shared network.  It soon becomes clear that this technology is having other effects on the group.

At times the film’s styling suggests a YouTuber’s fly-on-the-wall camera, naturally lit and almost improv-performances, it is an interesting hard scifi film.

Set in the very near future, when the post-millennials have even more connected-tech to keep them ‘social’ MERGE asks what will happen to us when we share too much.

Venue

Screening Times

7:00pm - Mon, 2nd May 2016

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Information

Country
USA
Year
2015
Runtime
72mins
Language
English
Director
Justin Bull