(Virtual) | To Miss The Ending
To view this work please visit our Currents Virtual Festival site on the Ohyah platform. Click on the External Media link above. Once you board the train get off at the Virtual Reality stop.
Imagine a world where there is no air left to breathe, no rivers to race a paper boat, no parks to roam in. Environmental damage, job-automation, the breakdown of personal connections have led to a future where the best choice of survival is to upload your memories to a server and reconnect with loved ones in the vastness of the net. Set in a breathtaking visual landscape, it’s an exploration of a possible future that leaves us challenged to rethink our present lives.
Note from the artists:
To Miss The Ending was made during the COVID 19 pandemic, it was made under lockdown by a small team based in Manchester, UK. It’s a story set in time of political upheaval, of climate collapse and of tremendous uncertainty. As we made the film, the things it predicted kept creeping closer in the real world. Ultimately To Miss The Ending explores what it means to be human at the end of it all, and people seem to have connected with it.
An idontloveyouanymore and Tyneside Cinema Production for New Creatives, supported by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.
Written by Anna West.
Directed by Anna West and David Callanan.
Story by Theatre 42
Production Design by David Callanan.
Assistant Design: Joe Whitmore
Sound Design: WeMakeAudio
Composer: Jamie Finlay
Producer: Steph Clarke
Executive Producer: Dan Tucker