Sci-Fi Short Film | Soviet Cyberpunk 2044
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY REBEL MONKEY
Soviet Cyberpunk – is an alternative look on the events, that happened in Soviet Union after explosion on Chernobyl nuclear power plant. In no way we support such turn of events, but it would be interesting to think what would happen if USSR did not collapse in 1991.
April 26, 1986 – date of the explosion in Chernobyl.
Prerequisites of the explosion on 4th block in Chernobyl power plant were development and implementation of new technological projects on big scale. It was the idealization of the project on national-wide scale that led to the catastrophe.
Government attempts to conceal the real consequences of accident led to the disappointment of communist-totalitarian regime inside the country and formation national-democratic movement amount the people.
Possible consequences of national conflict encouraged the most devoted supporters of utopian ideas to start large-scale research with the goal to create communist-technological superpower. Devastated by radiation zone around Chernobyl and underground tunnels under power plant were ideal place for soviet scientists to do their research.
April 18, 1991 – the day of technological revolution and the day when on the map of the world, new super-power had risen called “UNION”. Power was concentrated in the hands of four corporations. In order to make governing effective, they divided branches of government and resources among themselves. By idealizing communist ideas of those scientists, they have total control over the population.
Their main weapon is the artificial intelligence called FAITH.
Events of the movie start May 20, 2044. 58 years after Chernobyl explosion.