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The Grid

Shot documentary-style, The Grid, plots the rise and fall of fear-based game show, The Grid, where contestants enter a virtual reality world populated by their deepest, darkest fears.

It is 2034 and The Grid has become the most dangerous and extreme game show on earth. Utilizing advanced technology, it places the contestant in a detailed, virtual landscape populated by their innermost fears, broadcasting it, real-time to a hungry, global audience.

More than just a horror show, this is an entirely subjective, cognitive experience few have been strong enough to withstand.

Every year, motivated by the multi-million dollar bounty, the highest prize fund in television history, thousands apply for the show's rigorous selection process. Few are chosen; even fewer pass and in the show's fourteen year history, none of the successful candidates have left The Grid alive - except one.

Sole-surviving contestant Tina Marvine, the only person to successfully navigate The Grid, immediately becomes one of the world's most revered and talked about individuals however, she quickly realizes her success comes with a cost. A victorious Marvine is soon beset by inner demons, awakened by The Grid and as they begin to dominate her consciousness she withdraws from public life, becoming a pathetic recluse. With her prize money, she creates a fortress, isolating herself from everyone and everything, including her own son.

The story begins three years on. The Grid creator and producer, Pho Deimos, badly needs Tina to promote his show to counter its groundswell of opposition but when her wayward son Hunter convinces Pho to allow him to enter The Grid, it draws Tina back into the lion's den as she prepares for the most terrifying ordeal of her life, returning to The Grid.

Hardened by her experiences, she soon releases she is in a virtual world but must convince her son, Hunter and the pair still have to find their way out of this existential nightmare as Tina knows only to well, if you die in the Grid, you die in the real world.

With talking-heads interviews with Pho Diemos, Morgan Chase, a die hard super fan and Jack Larden, the ex- chief medical officer for The Grid, the film documents the events surrounding the final broadcast of the show.

  • Andi Osho
    Doctor, Doctor. Brit.i.am.
  • Andi Osho
  • Andi Osho
  • Titus Troy-Adams
    Key Cast
  • Stony Blyden
    Key Cast
  • Martin Ashley Jones
    Key Cast
  • Anthony Mark Barrow
    Key Cast
  • Joe Harvey
    Key Cast
  • Michael Veritas
    Key Cast
  • Javier Ronceros
    Key Cast
  • Andi Osho
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Plourde
    Key Cast
  • Ira Edelman
  • Jose Navarro
  • Julia Mattos
  • Marilina Perez
  • Eugene Pereiaslavtsev
  • Alex Dejdarova
    Make Up
  • Darian Weir
    Visual Effects
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    Scifi, thriller
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Andi Osho

Born in East London, Andi studied acting alongside Rasak Adoti (Armistad, Black Hawk Down)  and Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, The Wire).  She made her stage debut in 2003, appearing at renowned fringe and off-West End venues, playing the lead in Medea and a No. 1 tour of Pulitzer Prize nominated play, Yellowman. Andi has also appeared in a host of popular British TV comedies and dramas. 
In 2007 Andi launched a stand up comedy career, winning the coveted Funny Women award. This led to regular TV appearances on a number of popular panel formats and stand up shows (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo).
Along side this, Andi developed her writing, selling scripts to Fox US, BBC TV and BBC Radio. She has also written for several national UK newspapers. In 2014 she wrote and produced Brit.i.am, a crowd sourced short film about Britishness which went on to win best experimental short at two film festivals, the Audience Award at another and was officially selected for seven more.

In 2013 Andi co-created Breaking Hollywood, a comedic webseries starring David Harewood (Homeland) and Liam Tuohy (Titanic) about naive British actors in LA. 
Andi recently completed a film-making program at The New York Film Academy and in 2015 finished post production on her final project, The Grid, a proof-of-concept piece for a full-length sci fi thriller.

Through the intensive NYFA program Andi made six short films and explored further her skills in working with actors to create rounded, three dimensional characters and powerful visual storytelling.

Andi's NYFA training is in addition to a two year production course in London at the prestigious Ravensbourne College of Design.  

Andi is currently working on her next short film project, Amber, the story of a disturbed young fan obsessed with the youngest member of a boy band. Andi will be launching her Indiegogo campaign early in 2016.

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