Since the release of its trailer last Wednesday, June 21, indie science-fiction film Instalado has been garnering much buzz online as it teased its futuristic setting where knowledge can be sold and installed at steep price points.
Its portrayal of various social issues such as poverty, lack of agricultural support to farmers, and particularly educational privilege and commodification created much anticipation from netizens.
”(The) trailer was beyond my expectation. At first I thought, “How could the movie be a ‘sci-fi’ film?” And here it goes. Props to the team,” one netizen commented.
The official synopsis reads:” Victor lives in a time when the dominant form of education is through installation, a process wherein bodies of knowledge can be installed directly on people’s brains using technology owned by big corporations.
“However, like many others in the agricultural town of Porac, Victor cannot afford the sky-high cost of installation, which he believes is the key to improve his family’s life.
“To raise money for installation, Victor abandons farming and works as the housekeep of a wealthy childhood friend who has become extremely successful after undergoing a series of installations.”
The trailer has already garnered 343k views and has been shared at least 7,000 time on Facebook.
“Wow, the people’s reception of our trailer exceeded our expectations! We’d like to give everyone (except the few haters) a big cybernetic hug!” the team posted.
Instalado, along with 5 more finalists of the 2nd TOFARM Film Festival, will be screened from July 12-18 at Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall, Greenbelt 1 and SM Manila.
The movie is directed by Jason Paul Laxamana and stars former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Mccoy de Leon with Jun Jun Quintana and Francis Magundayao.
We think the brainchild behind this concept is awesome and the movie, worth watching. Would you watch and support this film?
Watch the official trailer here: