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What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Rodney Asher (Sundance selections ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) uses a noted speech from Philip K. Dick to dive down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy, and conspiracy theory. Leaving no stone unturned in exploring the unprovable, the film uses contemporary cultural touchstones like THE MATRIX, interviews with real people shrouded in digital avatars, and a wide array of voices, expert and amateur alike. If simulation theory is not science fiction but fact, and life is a video game being played by some unknowable entity, then who are we, really?

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    110 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    NR
  • Director
    Rodney Ascher
  • Producer
    Ross M. Dinerstein
  • Executive Producer
    Rodney Ascher, David Carrico, Rebecca Evans, Colin Frederick, Ross Girard, Adam Paulson
  • Co-Producer
    Tyler Glodt
  • Cast
    Ross Dinerstein, Lorenzo Fondo, Davy Force, Syd Garon
  • Cinematographer
    George Feucht
  • Editor
    Rodney Ascher
  • Animator
    Ana Gomez Bernaus, San Charoenchai, Tommaso Coviello, Lorenzo Fonda, Davy Force, Colin Frederick, Syd Garon, Christopher Kirk
  • Production Design
    David Offner
  • Composer
    Jonathan Snipes