Strange New World is a short film based on a strange idea that hit Maggie Jung, one sleep-deprived night as she was illuminated by the glowing screens of her ipad, iphone and macbook.
She recalled her past experiences while traversing the bizarre, and sometimes hostile landscape that is the internet. She then realized how the the internet had its own laws, its own logic...a whole new virtual realm that humanity has so easily adapted to. An alternate world that mirrors reality, and yet...it is profoundly different in every possible way.
Re-imagining human interaction online in the context of real life was highly disturbing and also, completely hilarious. And so, to share these terrifying laughs, she decided to turn her idea into a movie.
This film is for:
- Every poor wanderer who stumbled on an image that scarred them for life.
- Every unfortunate soul who had an accidental conversation with an aroused stranger.
- Every person to has google to blame for their hypochondriacal tendencies.
- Every lonely soul who finds it impossible to find love, even in a massive pool of four million members.
- Every tormented individual who loses faith in humanity every time they log onto facebook.
It was a moist spring evening in New York city, when Maggie Jung prematurely forced her way out of her mother at the tender age of 8 months. She then proceeded to live in New Jersey, California, Korea, and finally, Hong Kong, where she started and completed puberty, high school and a substantial number of short stories and drawings. After taking a class called Film Studies in her junior year, it came to her as a massive revelation that people make movies for a living. And so it was decided. She threw out her dream of becoming a chair designer and decided to combine two of her obsessions, story and pictures, and just do that for the rest of her life. She now goes to NYU, learning how to make movies, eating hummus by the bucketful, and every day she dreams of telling happy little stories to the rest of the world.
Diana is a human female living in NYC and attending NYU Tisch for Film and TV Production. When she isn’t co-producing short films or living the glamorous life of an unpaid intern, she likes to spend her free time talking to herself in front of a camera and posting it on YouTube. She’s super excited to work with this awesome crew, and plans on making “Strange New World” the absolute best it can be.
Lauren is a strong, independent lady with a deep love of efficiency, dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, and the movin’ pictures. She studies Film and Television Production at NYU Tisch, and is currently co-producing several short films. She is excited to be a part of “Strange New World”, because it pertains to so much of what life has become today.
Casey Sincic returned three years ago from the sleepy suburbs of Orlando, Florida to his hometown - NYC, where he studies Film and Television at New York University. He's been producing and directing since high school, and has experience making the most out of microbudgets. In his free time, he interns at Apostle, and writes - developing an original television pilot, along with his second feature script.
THE PRODUCTION DESIGNER
THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
THE VFX COORDINATOR
THE SOUND MIXER
THE CASTING DIRECTOR
We have an amazingly talented, hilarious group of actors starring in this film!
We have: (in order of appearance)
PRODUCTION DESIGN $800
We're doing some crazy stuff with art! We're building a whole set with flats, to create an interesting, constructed reality along the lines of Science of Sleep, Being John Malkovich, The Life Aquatic and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, in order to build an image of the imagined world of the internet!
Science of Sleep - Michel Gondry
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - Wes Anderson
CAMERA & EQUIPMENT $200
We've got a lot of mouths to feed!
Fairy GodMoney for when things go awry!