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Short Film Projects Scary Look at Future of Technology

What if people only interacted through text messaging? They could still meet up and walk around together, but is our world headed for non-verbal communication ruled by Autocorrect? These are the questions at the root of “The Dystopianest Dystopia Ever,” a short film written and directed by freelance copywriter Jon Murray, who most recently worked at Leo Burnett, Toronto.

In the short film, a guy and a girl meet outdoors with cell phones in hand, ready to talk by texting. People no longer communicate with eye contact or use their vocal cords, but the guy has his epiphany that will undermine the “dystopianest dystopia.” If our future is headed in that direction, doctors who treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome should be patting themselves on the back.

The video is only two minutes, but it packs an efficient punch. And even if you don’t care about the future of technology, it’s a well-done creative project that you can watch for free, so why not support? Credits after the jump.

Written, Directed & Produced by Jon Murray
Cinematographer: Robert Lyte
Motion Graphics: Steve McGregor
Executive Producer: Michelle Rich
Colourist: Conor Fisher
Costume Design: Casey Dutfield
Starring the wonderful Daniel Stolfi and the lovely Jen De Lucia
Special thanks to Posterboy Edit & Alter Ego
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