When Daniel's superintelligent AI, 'Counselor' (Siri on steroids), finds out that he's been dreaming about one of the girls in his virtua-class, Counselor persuades him to ask her out on a date the only way she knows how: by convincing him that if he doesn't go he will, according to statistical probabilities, kill himself. It's a tall order for a guy who hasn't left his apartment in 42 days and is more than happy to stay at home with his 2025 technology.
This was an incredibly fun film to shoot and I hope it is just as fun of a film to watch. We wanted to approach the story from an optimistic and comedic perspective. I was inspired by movies like Her and shows like Black Mirror. I love looking into the future and attempting to figure out where we're all headed. There are a lot of wonderful technological advances, but there are definitely some red flags as well.
I feel, that while the world is getting more and more connected through the internet and social media, on a human level we're growing more distant. This film is about the importance of real connections in the face of a life of complacency. I really related to Daniel and his battle to venture out from his comfort zone and I hope to inspire others to do the same -- no matter how tasty those pizza shakes are.