Victoria wakes up and cannot remember anything about her life. Everyone she encounters refuses to communicate with her and enjoys filming her discomfort on their phones.
Victoria meets Jem, who explains that a signal is being transmitted that has turned most of the population into dumb voyeurs. This apathy has allowed the unaffected, the ‘hunters’, to do what they want and they are out to get people like her and Victoria.
Jem and Victoria set out to destroy the transmitter, but can they manage it and will it end their torment?
Martha and Ash are a young couple who move to a remote cottage. The day after the move, Ash is killed returning the hire van.
At the funeral, Martha’s friend Sarah tells her about a new service that lets people stay in touch with the deceased. By using all his past online communications and social media profiles, a new ‘Ash’ can be created.
Martha is disgusted by the concept but then in a confused and lonely state she decides to talk to ‘him’…
Set in an alternative reality where everyone has access to a system which records everything they do, see or hear. You need never forget a face, a holiday or a night out again… but is that always a good thing?
Set in a sarcastic version of a future reality, 15 Million Merits is a satire on entertainment shows and our insatiable thirst for distraction. In this world, everyone is confined to a life of strange physical drudgery. The only way to escape this life is to enter the ‘Hot Shot’ talent show and just pray you can impress the judges.
A twisted parable for the Twitter age, The National Anthem looks at how life is very much harder for the rich and supposedly powerful now that information is disseminated so quickly and public opinion is so loud, powerful and quick to change. It’s a political thriller in which the Prime Minister faces a huge dilemma – and that’s all that can be revealed for now…