Anti Matter

Synopsis: Anti Matter (AKA Worm) is a sci-fi noir take on the Alice in Wonderland tale. Ana, an Oxford PhD student, finds herself unable to build new memories following an experiment to generate and travel through a wormhole. The story follows her increasingly desperate efforts to understand what happened, and to find out who - or what - is behind the rising horror in her life.
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Keir Burrows
Production: Uncork'd Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min


So we can have a record of it,

so we can show papi.

It helps him to remember.

Now, are you ready?

Like we practiced, okay?

Like that?

Si, exactly like that.

Now don't stop, okay, Annie?

This should be take 11.

This Ana Carter, U.S. Citizen,

documenting proof for my student visa.

PhD Chemical Engineering

at Oxford University.

Currently testing electrolyte

for batteries exposed

to varying electromagnetic pulse.

7.13, electromagnetic pulse managed

by algorithm 13, running 13.

Hypothesis correct, atom again

unaffected by varying pulse.

Electrolyte stable, 7.13 successful.

Test 7.14, electromagnetic pulse

managed by algorithm 14.

And we're running 14.

Okay, hypothesis correct.

Atom unaffected by varying

pulse, electrolyte stable.

7.14 successful.

Test 7 and 15.

Pulse managed by algorithm 15.

Running 15.

Hypothesis correct, atom

unaffected by varying pulse.

Electrolyte stable, 7.15 successful.

Test 7.16, electromagnetic pulse managed

by digital algorithm 16.

Running 16.

Hypothesis correct, atom

unaffected by varying pulse.

Electrolyte stable, 16 successful.

Test 7.17, pulse managed

by digital algorithm 17.

Running 17.



Hey, I'm gonna take

my undergrads for a beer.

Do you want to come?

Yep, it happened again.


It doesn't make sense. / Coffee?

I brought some good stuff.

Six times now, it's always the same.


So, it's not a mistake.

We're making this happen.


An atom disappeared. / Just an electron.

Disappeared, so deconstruct.

An electron can't just vanish.

Theoretically, if it's destroyed,

or moved, or hiding, it can.

We haven't destroyed anything.

If you had you would wiped out...

Okay, so you removed it or it's hidden.

But carbon wouldn't have

bonded if the electron

was just hiding. / So you removed it.


I've just never seen it

done like that before.

Where's it going and how?

And this is gonna work?

The calculations are proportional

to the subject volume.

For an atom this should be fine.

Where did you get it?

The algorithm, I mean.

I wasn't even testing algorithms.

I was trying to show variance in pulse

had no effect on the electrolyte.

Wait, but hang on a sec.

Where's this one from? / Test 17

to effect an entire atom.

No hypothesis.

No hypothesis, running 17.

We're gonna need a bigger boat.

Okay, so these I recognize

from my undergrad days.

This is just secondary school geometry.

But 17, it's quantum theory.

Except you've dicked around with it.

Why have you got pi in there?

I needed an endless

string, non-repeating.

Yeah, but you can't use pi this way.

It doesn't make sense.

I'm gonna try a molecule.

You're gonna crash the server.

We need help.

A molecule is something I can trace,

but we need help recoding

so we use less power.

If you're talking about that...

Can you ask her?

F*** no, she's like...

Seriously, no.

Distributive computing, mostly

it's charities that use it.

You sign your computer up to

kill cancer in its spare time,

your processor crunches

numbers whilst you sleep.

This place runs a couple. / Really?


Can we use them?

You've cut your hair, Nathan.

Sure, you register your

project, give it a year,

hope a dozen people log on.

I like it.

You look a little less faggy.

Distributive computing... /

Needs volunteers.

We need a lot.

How many? / Our test crashed the server.

I heard, well done!

You hackers, you.

We need processing on

the petaflop's range.

What are you doing up there? /

And this could pull that?

It's not legal,

it won't happen like that.

But it is possible?

Tapping the school's easy,

we're inside the firewall.

Likewise, a worm that will

sign people up to the grid

without their knowledge, piece of piss.

But how the worm spreads.

It could fizzle in a week,

or you could have half the planet

donating spare capacity by Tuesday.

That would be nice.


Hello. / Vivisection is murder.

Okay, scrufter.

And you can do this? / Sure.

Tell me what you're doing.

I want in.

Ana, what she's suggesting is illegal.

Hacking, stealing servers.

Okay, let's do it.

And their packing, it's all... /

It'll be fine.

It's just, it makes me sad.

Something nice?

Si, actually it's grilled

chicken wrapped in Parma ham

stuffed with mozzarella and basil.

Si, I know.

I know.

Nathan, you're such a goddamn wet.

It's utterly untraceable.

It just worms along from email

address book to address book

feeding us power, and it's

growing exponentially.

I'm monitoring Norton, McAfee,

but so far we're clean.

God, this f***er's heavy.

Come watch.

Three, two, one.


Technically, we're not

moving stuff, are we?

Moving involves locomotion.

We know we're not destroying. /

Or deconstituting.

There's no residue, no

trace of the particle.

It means we're sending it somewhere.

Yeah, but where?

The field equation implies

we're creating a frame. /

And we have marble 42.

[Nate Again, I see what we're doing.

Just not how.

And these variables, Ana,

this part of the equation?

And goodbye, marble.

Oh, yeah, feedback from

the electrodes, current.

I had to account for it.

So a number comes back in fed

into the equation from outside?

An electric oscillation, yes.

So, those are the electrodes?

And marble 44. / An end can be...


And your electrodes,

they were right angles.

Adios, marble 44.

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