Subverse (Ep. 1+2) [Joseph White, USA, 2018]

Subverse is the brainchild of sci-fi director, Joseph White, a web series that follows lead character, ‘Max’ on his journey into the sordid virtual space of the internet’s darkest corner, the ‘subverse’. The first two episodes, presented as a short film, offer a world where users immerse themselves into virtual reality interfaces with increasing regularity, the blurry line between the real and the virtual, hard to pin down. As Max begins to explore the glitchy, disorientating world of the Subverse, its many temptations present alarming moral consequences that offer up some dizzyingly high stakes for a character trapped on the edge.