WETWARE—New Near Future Film Noir by Jay Craven

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We’ve just finished our sound and visual effects work for my new film, Wetware, a near future film noir produced through KCP’s Movies from Marlboro program that will become Cinema Sarah Lawrence for next year’s 2019 edition. We’re previewing the film in August and September in Nantucket, Burlington, and Brattleboro—where the film was shot. It will also preview in St. Johnsbury and Middlebury. Check our Tour Schedule!

Wetware is set in a near future where people down on their luck apply for genetic modifications to take on hard jobs in slaughterhouses, toxic cleanup and deep sea mining—that nobody wants to do. With business booming, programmers at Galapagos Wetware up the stakes by producing high-end prototypes—Jack and Kay—for more sensitive jobs like space travel, counterterrorism, and deep cover espionage.

Galapagos genetic programmer Hal Briggs is sharp and creative but impetuous. He’s a socially awkward romantic in a transactional world. He keeps a virtual human clock at home and improvises as he decides what qualities to include or delete in his gene splicing for Jack, and especially Kay, to whom he develops a dangerous attachment. 

Then word gets out that Jack and Kay have escaped before Briggs has completed his work. Where have they gone and what do they know? Briggs scrambles to track his fugitive prototypes and, as he reexamines Jack and Kay's codes, he makes a provocative discovery that will change everything.

Wetware’s cast includes Jerry O’Connell (Stand By MeJerry McGuire), Cameron Scoggins (NashvilleThe Deuce), Morgan Wolk (The AffairMiles Ahead), Nicole Shalhoub (The Good WifeMadame Secretary), Bret Lada (Law and Order), Matt Salinger (24Captain America), Aurélia Thiérrée  (Aurelia’s Oratorio, Bells and Spells), Garret Lee Hicks (The Americans), Emmy- winner Gordon Clapp (NYPD BlueFlags of our Fathers). Also, Nantucket actors Susan McGinnis, Vince Veilleux, and Charlotte and Madeleine Ruley, and Vermont actors Rusty DeWees, Ariel Zevon, Allan Nicholls, Nettie Lu Lane, Tara O’Reilly, and Dan Leventritt.

Click HERE for Trailer

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