An intriguing new sci-fi short is crowd funding via Kickstarter. HASHTAG is set to star Gigi Edgley (FARSCAPE’s Chiana) and is based around the growing reliance and obsession with social media.
From the Kickstarter pitch:
HASHTAG is a science fiction short — a sleek, smart, and sexy view of a world where social media dominates every moment of our lives. HASHTAG follows “X”, the ultimate social media maven, a charismatic woman attracting the attention of tens of millions of online followers. "X" has attained everything she's ever wanted. She's #famous, she's #watched, and one unpopular move could mean the #end.
HASHTAG is directed and co-written by Ben Alpi (COWBOY CREED, SILVER LINING) who was inspired by a TED talk to write a story about our culture’s obsession with speed. Ben approached veteran sci-fi writer, Kevin Rubio (STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, BEN 10, GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, TROOPS), to co-write the script and the present incarnation of the script was born. HASHTAG is an original, imaginative and thought-provoking tale in the wicked tradition of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Through the medium of classic science fiction storytelling, our writers weave a disturbing story of our all-too-possible future as a social-media society obsessed with virtual information and celebrity.
You can find out more, and pledge to make the film and receive some fantastic perks for your involvement, head over to the Kickstarter page.
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