Tue, 06.09.2016, 20:00
In cooperation with Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFF) HeK presents the interactive Film Late Shift by swiss filmmaker Tobias Weber.
Developed by CtrlMovie, and using technology of the same name, ‘Late Shift’ is a brand new, world-first experience that borrows from both film and game worlds, and allows the viewer to literally rewrite film history by choosing the fate of the on-screen protagonist, using an app. ‘Late Shift’ breaks down the boundaries of traditional film making by putting the audience in control of countless adaptable storylines that can lead to one of seven conclusions, with hundreds of decisions to make along the way.
Filmed on location in London and based on a screenplay by first time director Tobias Weber, and Michael R. Johnson, author of Guy Ritchie’s 2009 movie ‘Sherlock Holmes’, the movie’s lead character is a student called Matt, left proving his innocence after being forced to take part in a brutal heist at a famous auction house. The consequences of his actions take him on a vicious and sometimes violent journey across the capital, escaping the twisted web the audience has the power to weave.
Orson Welles once said - “Look what 700 years of democracy have brought to Switzerland: chocolate and the cuckoo clock” . You might conclude it is the quietest place on earth...well not anymore. Since 2000, The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) is challenging the the national conception of cinema with its program focusing on narrative innovation, digital creation and fantastic films.