|Out on:||Download 12th June 2023|
Are you ready for an AI that’ll change your whole life? Then you’re ready for dark sci-fi SIGHT EXTENDED, released in the UK from 12 June.
The feature debut of Daniel Lazo and Eran May-Raz, Sight Extended is based on the viral award-winning short film Sight (2012) which Forbes described “An 8-Minute Augmented Reality Journey That Makes Google Glass Look Tame“. SIGHT EXTENDED is an imaginative exploration of the dangers of letting technology take over your life, and the terrifying possibilities of Augmented Reality run amok. With its quirky humour and breathtaking visuals, the film recalls the scope and ambition of last year’s Sci-Fi sensation Everything Everywhere All At Once. On the film’s timely themes, the directors explained:
“As we move towards a future where Augmented Reality and AI become an increasingly integral part of our lives, it's important to question our own agency in this new world. Sight Extended explores the fascinating and terrifying possibilities that emerge when we allow AI to know us better than we know ourselves. Through the lens of a thrilling, thought-provoking story, we invite audiences to consider the complex interplay between technology, identity, and agency in our rapidly evolving world."
Andrew Riddell (Bubbleproof) stars as the young man who uses “REFRESH”, a new augmented reality AI to apply his video game skills to real life in the hopes of curing his agoraphobia, as well as Nova Gaver (soon to be seen in the horror chiller Folklore), as the woman he suddenly finds himself confident enough to talk to.
Combining the twisted dystopian visions of Black Mirror with the frenetic, tense energy of techno-thrillers Limitless and Upgrade, SIGHT EXTENDED is a cautionary tale for the 21st century. Be careful what you wish for, because this AI might just get it for you!
SYNOPSIS: In a near-future dominated by augmented-reality eyepieces, a troubled young man who suffers from agoraphobia experiences an unlikely transformation when he comes across a mysterious app that transforms every facet of his life into a game.
SIGHT EXTENDED IS RELEASED DIGITALLY ON 12 JUNE
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