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indieWIRE's Project of the Day: "Plato's Reality Machine" & Living in a Video Game

By Indiewire | Indiewire June 28, 2011 at 3:55AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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indieWIRE's Project of the Day:  "Plato's Reality Machine" & Living in a Video Game
Art from the in-pre-production film project "Plato's Reality Machine." [Image courtesy of filmmaker]

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.


"Plato's Reality Machine"

Tweetable Logline:

Video games gives you multiple lives. If only reality where so generous.

Elevator Pitch:

The life you live. The life you dream. The life you remember. "Plato's Reality Machine" explores the inner lives of six New Yorkers via three distinct perspectives. In the first, we follow our characters as they crash into each other in the giant blender that is New York City. In the second, each character will have their day in court, a chance to explain themselves. But are they telling the truth? Or is it just a game like...the third part of the film. Join our video-game hero as he fights his way to the HEART of Space Station Plato.

Production Team:

Director/Writer: Myles Sorensen (Editor: "The End of America")
Producer: Owen Cooper ("More Than a Month"), Christopher Vitale, Clifford Fields, Padmini Narumanchi
Cinematographer: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen ("The Absence")
Animator: James C. Martin
Cast: Trieste Kelly Dunn ("Cold Weather," "The New Year," "United 93," "Vacation!")

About the Production:

"I wanted to make a film about relationships, but not make a typical "relationship movie". So I thought approaching the subject via three distinct perspectives would breathe fresh new life into the genre. And also allow us to explore the fragmented nature of modern relationships, especially in New York. This will be a different kind of film, with a unique structure. It mixes live action and animation, pop-art confessionals and deep drama. We're all excited to be doing something different. Everyone leads three lives. The life you live. The life you dream. The life you remember." -- Myles Sorensen

Current Status:

The team is currently in pre-production and will begin shooting in August.

For more information and to support the film:

Kickstarter Page
Facebook Page


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