Alt Space (USA | 2017, 1 hour 20 min)
Directed by: Cody Kussoy
Written by: Cody Kussoy
Cast: Alex Boniello, Shanley Caswell, Micah Parker
Alt Space is a psychological thriller that tells a contemporary story of what it's like to have a dissolving sense of reality. The story is told through the eyes of Julian and Liv, a young couple living in New York City. Julian uses virtual reality as a therapy device to escape his fears. He relies heavily on medication, which inevitably perpetuates his condition. Julian eventually discovers that his girlfriend, Liv, is stealing and selling his meds as a means to fulfill her gambling obsession. The plot thickens when Liv’s buyer-turned-enemy, Hunter, becomes so infatuated with Liv that he wedges himself in the middle of their relationship, causing a complex and tortured love triangle. As the story develops, we experience a synthesis of the real and virtual worlds conjoining, creating an untethered reality of lost dreams and self-vindication.