“Robert Mockler’s visually arresting debut feature, produced by indie horror veteran Larry Fessenden, takes the viewer into a world of fabricated personalities and offers a thought-provoking portrait of isolation in our increasingly digital world.” (rt)
spacetime coordinates: the aftermath of the Calamity, a catastrophic event that suddenly fractured the city of Caelondia (/seɪˈlɒndiə/) as well as the surrounding areas of the game’s world into many floating pieces, disrupting its ecology and reducing most of its people to ash.
Bastion is an action role-playing video game developed by independent developer Supergiant Games and originally published in 2011 by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. In the game, the player controls “the Kid” as he moves through floating, fantasy-themed environments and fights enemies of various types. It features a dynamic voiceover from a narrator, and is presented as a two-dimensional game with an isometric camera and a hand-painted, colorful art style. (wiki)
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (Windows): OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 / Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater / Memory: 2 GB / Hard Disk Space: 1.0 GB / Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 2) / DirectX®: 9.0c / Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
spacetime coordinates: November 1958. small-town Cayuga, New Mexico
The Vast of Night is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Andrew Patterson, and starring Sierra McCormick and Jake Horowitz. The film is written by Andrew Patterson under the pseudonym of James Montague, and Craig W. Sanger. It premiered at the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival in January 2019. Amazon Studios acquired distribution rights to the film and released it on May 29, 2020, including drive-in theaters in the United States and via video-on-demand on Prime Video. The film’s plot is said to be loosely based on the Kecksburg UFO incident and Foss Lake Disappearances.
The film takes place over a night, with the story framed as an episode of Paradox Theatre, a Twilight Zone-style anthology television series.
Patterson financed the film himself with earnings from his work producing commercials and shorts for the Oklahoma City Thunder and others. It was filmed in three to four weeks at a cost of $700,000. (wiki)
spacetime coordinates: 2010’S New York City
Daniel Isn’t Real is a 2019 psychological horror film directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer, from a screenplay by Mortimer and Brian DeLeeuw, based upon the novel In This Way I Was Saved by DeLeeuw. It stars Miles Robbins, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sasha Lane, Mary Stuart Masterson, Hannah Marks, Chukwudi Iwuji and Peter McRobbie. (wiki)