Play: A Film About The Blurring Distinctions Between The Physical And Virtual
Play is a short film which looks into a future where video games and reality are almost indistinguishable.
Play is a conceptual movie by David Kaplan and Eric Zimmerman which imagines a future where the lines between games and reality have blurred. The film was shot in New York City in less than a week with a small crew.
The creators explain:
Play imagines a not-too-distant future where video games have become indistinguishable from reality. These fully immersive games are nested inside each other like Russian dolls — each new game emerging from another and connecting backwards with increasing complexity. One moment, a player is a Japanese schoolgirl embroiled in a pillow fight with her girlfriends — and the next moment, the player has suddenly morphed into a scandalized state senator defending himself against a throng of angry reporters.