The world as we know it is a thing of the past. The planet’s technological infrastructure has been wiped out by an event known as The Reset. In City VI the powerful technology firm VOPO Technologies has managed to salvage a capitalistic system and undertaken to rebuild society. VOPO’s newest recruit is 25 year-old computer prodigy Simon Pinkerton.
City VI also harbors a scattered group of hackers determined to establish a connection beyond the city limits and build a network apart from VOPO’s watchful eye. One of these is Max, a loner and drug addict who spends his days re-selling salvaged electronics and attempting to send morse code signals to the outside world. Max’s routine is disrupted when he receives a package from a friend and fellow hacktivist who recently committed suicide. Inside he discovers a hard drive full of strange code and a single note reading: “FIND SIMON PINKERTON.”
SCREENING: Crowley Theater - Thursday Oct 15 2:00PM
Category: Narrative Feature Year: 2015 Runtime: 101m Country: USA Language: English Premiere: Texas
Director: Carleton Ranney Screenwriters: Destin Douglas & Carleton Ranney Producer: Destin Douglas, Rebecca Rose Perkins, Joe Stankus Art Director: Alan Lampert, Olivia Peebles Editor: Talia Barrett, Joe Stankus Cinematographer: Ashley Connor Digital Effects: Drew Downes Production Designer: Will Hatch Crosby Cast: Ian Noel, Josh Caras, Joslyn Jensen, Reed Birney
Carleton Ranney was born and raised in Austin, Texas. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, his thesis short film Slasher played at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival as well as the Austin Film Festival. Jackrabbit is Ranney’s feature directorial debut.