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A Cyberpunk mystery-thriller that journeys into the lives of hackers, the game that is unfolding between them, and to the world.
Created by

Joe Kawasaki

117 backers pledged $12,622 to help bring this project to life.

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Digital Downloads + ARG

Emails to all associated backers who qualify for an HD Digital Master Download have been sent out this morning.  If you have not received the link notice, and believe you are tiered to receive an HD download of the film, please write to us and we will look into addressing any mixup!

Also, a mini-ARG (alternate reality game) has started around the release of the trailer online.  Sidney and I have always been staunch believers with online interactive presence, and for extending the experience of a narrative story or a film beyond the confines of simply viewing it, and ARGs have been a great bit of fun since they started several years back. 

Players who wish to follow us and get involved with the game (warning: some coding knowledge will be required as you go deeper, so get your hacker friends involved if you don't know how to code!), can begin by looking for a clue hidden within the trailer.

Also, some hints (for the initial beginning of the games) were released thru Twitter, being the following:

Follow us thru Twitter (@reboot_film) and get involved with the fun!  Rewards for those who crack the levels and get further into the rabbit hole (sometimes up to four a day)!

Also, for further notes on the film, please follow us at and

Thanks and Enjoy!

Team Reboot

Website for Film About Hackers Gets Hacked

That may be one of the possible PR LOG headlines... lol.

As some of you may have seen, the Reboot film site has been suspended for over 12 hours now, due to an attack which forced the domain keeper to shut down the site in order to avoid a server crash.

We're quite chuffed about this in an odd way... because it just seems so fitting!

As we await for the IT folks to fix some of the holes and for the Domain to lift the suspension, we figured it was as good a time as any to let you know of our Tumblr pager!

Visit it, read the blurbs, enjoy.  It's a virtual scrapbook and journal of the entire journey of the project to today... and with new stuff on a regular basis! 


Team Reboot

Hacker Community

We worked pretty hard throughout the process to ensure that whatever hacking elements or hacker culture that is prevalent within the construct of the story, would ring true to hackers.  As much as this is a fun little ride for all audiences, we also wanted to be sure that hackers wouldn't look at it and say, balls.

So it's been very gratifying to find how we've garnered an initial following through the social networks and the release of the trailer by the hacker community itself, many of whom are quite excited to see the film!  Many thanks to Sidney Sherman for initiating that push, and for getting us further into the hacker community through Twitter.

Umair Ajiaz, our code consultant, along with myself and Aleem Parkar worked very hard to tow the line between what is accurate in terms of tools and code used, and keeping that fine balance with simply telling a story to general audiences.  We hope when everyone does finally see the finished film that it rings true, whether you actually code or not; but even better for anyone who does recognize or understand code and can find little tidbits that make sense.

From the trailer alone, there has been a positive reaction for this, and it's made for some happy times.

Also, there are some ARG tidbits that will be revealed soon - a little fun for everyone.

More soon through @reboot_film, FB, and other online platforms.

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