Every once in a while I come across a project so bizarre yet so tantalizing it demands attention.  This is what happened when I found auteur Craig Jacobson’s relic from the past Elliot.  The film is shot on VHS.  The picture is grainy.  The creatures are weird.  The whole project feels like a forgotten film from the eighties.  The twist is that the film is a brand new feature set to debut in 2016 from Dreams for Dead Cats Productions (the best name for a studio ever).  Read about the film below and then visit their amazing website for more!

Elliot is a lonely maintenance worker inside a stark and mysterious power supply complex. His only interactions are with a supervisor named Face who communicates to Elliot via different video monitors and overhead speakers located throughout the facility. Sentries are always keeping a close eye on Elliot to make sure he stays on task. When Elliot does have a rare moment alone, he plugs into his pod and escapes into another world as an idealized version of himself. The more he explores this alternate universe, the more he desires it, and consequentially, the less he trusts his own reality. As his mind deteriorates from the stress of his job combined with his belief that an artificial world may actually exist, Elliot has no choice but to try and uncover the truth behind his identity before he no longer can.

Filmmaker Craig Jacobson says the film is an existential sci-fi social commentary on the nature of identity in a world saturated with social media and new technologies.

The movie is inspired by different spiders and explores the struggle of one man grappling with his desires, the distrust of his own cognition, and the anxiety brought on by his external obligations.