A young couple with a dissolving sense of reality in “Alt Space”

A young couple with a dissolving sense of reality in "Alt Space"
Shanley Caswell and Micah Joe Parker in Alt Space (2018)

Alt Space (2018) is a psychological thriller that tells a contemporary story of what it’s like to have a dissolving sense of reality. The story is told through the eyes of Julian and Liv, a young couple living in the big city.

The movie is Set in New York City, and it centers on a young and newly agoraphobic writer named Julian, his girlfriend Liv, and their messy love triangle. In order to address his isolation issues, Julian is prescribed virtual reality to practice leaving their apartment while Liv’s side hustle makes her question her search for human connection. When Liv’s buyer-turned-enemy Hunter becomes so infatuated with her he wedges himself in the middle of her relationship with Julian. As the story develops, we experience a synthesis of the real and virtual worlds conjoining, creating an untethered reality of lost dreams and self-vindication.

Cody Kussoy has written, produced, edited, and directed Alt Space (2018), being this his debut feature film. Shanley Caswell, Micah Joe Parker, Duan Mackenzie, Alex Boniello, and Sajal Sarker from the main cast.

The movie has been part of the NYC Independent Film Festival where it won the Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature Film and Best Editing in a Narrative Feature Film awards. Now it’s scheduled for an internet release on the 1st of December, 2020, via 1091 Media. Here you can watch the trailer for Alt Space (2018).

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