A FEATURE FILM BY CHRISTOPH RAINER
Two unlike friends create virtual worlds in a garage in the suburbs. Relentlessly working on the infinite video game universe, the two buddies get into a fundemantal conflict of interest: Whilst the highly ambitious game designer DAVID (30) already envisions himself being celebrated for his immortal creation, the disabled lead-programmer GERALD (20) focuses on the collaborative work and their friendship.
The chaotic duo becomes a trio when the lonely retiree MRS. WERTHEIM (85) buys in on the project with a mission to win over the protestant youth through their beloved computer screens. Despite their remarkably different beliefs the trio strives towards a shared goal: their very own video game.
A meta-filmic journey into the darkest corners of the indie game scene in search of a god inside our screens and a friendship in the age of capitalism.
Status: project developement
Production: Horse&Fruits Vienna
Supported by: BMKÖS, Land NÖ
Director: Christoph Rainer
Script: Sarah Hichri, Senad Halibasic, Christoph Rainer
Producers: Thomas Herberth, Florian Brüning
Kindly supported by: ÖFI, Filmfonds Wien