Argentine director Federico Heller’s science fiction short film “Uncanny Valley” is being shopped around as a potential feature.
“Independence Day: Resurgence” scribe Carter Blanchard has hopped onboard the project. Following various private screenings with hopes to build interest among investors, the short has now debuted online for the public.
Set in a near-future dystopia, it follows the impoverished residents of a slum plagued by virtual reality addicts who earn a meager living playing violent games while serving as the workforce for real world wars.
The project is said to have multimedia aspects – a series of innovative VR experiences made available via virtual reality platforms. The film also hopes to follow in the footsteps of Neill Blomkamp’s “Alive in Joburg” short film which he used to turn into the feature “District 9”.
Check out the “Uncanny Valley” short film below: