For the first week, we were tasked to come up with some ideas for a scifi short films. All of the ideas are inspired by a lot of works of art from television, movies, internet and etc. But the vibe and bleakness of the film I’m going for is similar to British sci-fi series; Black Mirror by Charlie Brooker.
1) What if the great life you lived is all just a dream? 10 years of living with your wife and son immediately disappear and you realize it was fiction. Inspired by the reddit post below; https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/oc7rc/have_you_ever_felt_a_deep_personal_connection_to/c3g4ot3/
2) Clone of a real person created to be used as a reality game avatar. The clone doesn’t remember anything and forced to be in a deadly game of battle royale. Other participants are also clones of their gamers. He is being treated as a merely “extra life” until he dies.
3) In future, where everyone can store all their memories in storage so none can’t be forgotten. Beneficial to the police as the evidence is always in the chip of a person. Is this necessary a good thing? Are all memories suppose to exist forever?
4) What if you can change your dream when you sleep? Would you get addicted to it compared to bleak reality? How can the bad abuse it to their advantage?
5) What if in future we can transfer all the information we need by simply plugging USB to our brain? No need to go to school, university etc. Just one download and you are now an expert in cooking Italian cuisine. Would this is impact the social life of a person? With no more need of teaching, would the lack of communication between people cease to exist?
6) What if someone close to you who died can be brought back as a digital version? Would a mother who lost her child try to bring her child thru a phone app just to hear her laughter and giggles? Is the idea of “moving on” after the loss of someone overrated?
Reference for Black Mirror vibe:
White Christmas episode: What if we can block people in real-life as you can do on social media?
White Bear episode: On internet, we can find videos of people recording a car accident without helping them. How would you feel if everyone is recording you while you are helplessly being attacked?
Opening title sequence would preferably in style of motion graphics of Saul Bass style and aesthetic. Example: The Tick and Catch Me if You Can.
Instead of the jazzy music and colourful objects, the vibe will be towards bleak and futuristic. Of course this can be seen on Black Mirror 18 seconds opening card.