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Set in the near future, Gadget tells the story of Neem, a man jaded by the alienating, technology obsessed world he lives in.

  • Sebastiano Pupino
  • Anna C. Goodall
  • Ian Parkin
  • Sumit Chakravati
    Key Cast
  • Daphne Di Cinto
    Key Cast
  • Tony Honickberg
    Key Cast
  • Ana Torre
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 17, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cosmic Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    February 18, 2017
  • Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival
    Boston, MA
    United States
    February 15, 2017
    USA, Massachusetts
  • S.O.U.L.: Celebrate,Connect
    United Kingdom
    November 25, 2016
  • GoldOnFilm
    United Kingdom
    October 14, 2016
  • Goldsmiths Premiere @ Curzon Soho
    United Kingdom
    October 3, 2016
    National Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Sebastiano Pupino
Director Biography - Sebastiano Pupino

Born in Taranto, Italy, Sebastiano Pupino moved to Rome to pursue his filmmaking aspirations. During this time he worked extensively in the Italian film industry. In 2009 he directed Refrain, a surreal short film that went on to win Best Film and Best Actor at Siddharta Summer Film Festival. In 2015 he relocated to London to study directing on the MA Filmmaking Course at Goldsmiths College.

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Director Statement

The story, set sometime in the future, revolves around Neem, an app developer deeply obsessed and addicted by the modern technology, a wearable type of “smart glasses”. My intent is to show a futuristic distorted society where technology will dominate people senses and emotions.
The smartglasses are incredibly advanced and useful: connecting people in seconds and creating worlds with just the touch of a finger.

But what's the other side of the coin?

With Gadget I want to question the audience perspective on the role of technology in the modern society:

How the technology is influencing our perception of reality and human relationship?
The apps are really helping evolution or just protecting us behind a glass?

What is the Gadget, the smartglasses or Neem himself ?