Film movement have released the official Trailer for Noah Hutton’s indie sci-fi Lapsis.
The film is a satirical look at the gig economy, whilst mainstream media will push the positivity’, they never really promote people that many people will go weeks, even months without work.
Lapsis is set in an alternate near-future New York where a new quantum tech industry requires the labour of independent contractors, called “cablers,” who are forced to compete against robots to pull wires over rough terrain. This is essentially a dark, sardonic commentary on the gig economy.
The timing of this film is spot on, be great this gets a UK release too, as many people here as suffering.
New York, an alternate present: the quantum computing revolution has begun and investors are lining their pockets in the quantum trading market. Building the network, though, requires miles of infrastructure to be laid between huge magnetic cubes by “cablers” – unprotected gig workers who compete against robots to pull wires over rough terrain.
Queens delivery man Ray Tincelli (Dean Imperial) is skeptical of new technology, and the buy-in to start cabling is steep, but he struggles to support himself and his ailing younger brother, who suffers from a mysterious illness. So when Ray scores a shady permit, he believes their fortunes may have finally changed. What he doesn’t expect is to be pulled into a conspiracy involving hostile cablers, corporate greed, and the mysterious “Lapsis” who may have previously owned his permit. Called “a smart class-conscious sci-fi parable” by The Hollywood Reporter, LAPSIS is a darkly comic and timely look at the gig economy and the failed utopian promises of big tech.
The film stars Dean Imperial, Madeline Wise, Babe Howard, Arliss Howard, and Ivory Aquino.
Lapsis doesn’t have a UK distributor or release date. This film will get a Virtual Cinema and VOD release in the USA on 12th February 2021.