In the Cloud

Synopsis: The movie is about a tech company, which is developing software capable of uploading a person's consciousness and memories to a virtual space.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Robert Scott Wildes
Production: Crackle
90 min


(intense music playing)

[Doc voiceover]

So many of us have fallen

for the great lie.

The myth of progress.

The shiny idea that things

can only get better.

The human condition.

Humans themselves.

Technology will perfect us

and the world around us.

Won't it?

But what if,

what if progress

isn't inevitable?

What if it doesn't get better?


They got their start by calculating

the fastest way to kill.

The nuclear dream?

Well, that gave us the bomb.

We think we're doing

the right thing.

We think we learn from history.

But as a great physicist

once said,

"Science advances

one funeral at a time."

Ain't that the f***ing truth.

(brakes squealing)

(bomb exploding)

(sirens blaring)


- Did you sleep at all?

- No, not really.

But I'm okay I think.

- You'll be great.

- Thanks.

(machine beeping)

(audience applauding)

Thank you. Thank you.

Can I say what a privilege

it's been to lead this mission.

And I couldn't have done it

without your help.

Without your blood,

your sweat, and your tears.

But we did it!

(audience cheering

and applauding)

We did it!

Ladies and gentlemen,

the first digitized map

of the human brain.

(audience applauding)

Nice one, Theo.

This is my digitized brain.

All my memories, my fears,

my hopes, my secrets,

buried in there somewhere.

But we want to extract them.

Can we?

We will.

We will.

Over here?

This represents my first kiss.

(audience chuckling)

Over here, the day that

I lobbed the ball

over the goalkeeper to score

from the half way line.

(audience laughing)

And here.

Is the day I held my daughter

in my hands for the first time.

But is it enough?

Are we content with that?

We always want to return.

To experience those feelings

as if for the first time!

But there's a price

to be paid for that.

What is it that we give up in...

(electricity sizzling)



(audience gasps)

(audience members

chattering indistinctly)

Someone call

a bloody ambulance!



(phone ringing)

Whoa, whoa, whoa.



Yeah, no, I...


Wait, what?

Hale, what is it?

(Rabbi singing

in a foreign language)

(light chattering)


Get in.

- What did you do?

- What did I do?

- Yeah.

- That's a good one.

Yeah, you always need

someone to blame.

Look, we both know

this is about you.

- This is about me.

- Just...

give me a heads up.

Let me know

what I'm walking into.

Shut up.

(bell dings)



Holy sh*t.

[Mary] Boys,

this is Paul Avalon, MI5.


Theo. Hale.

I'm incredibly sorry

to throw you into this shitstorm

during your time of grief.

This is Max Kavinksy.

He's responsible

for the terror attack.

[Paul] Actually,

he turned himself in

before the first bomb went off.

Seven days ago.

Marched into Stockwell station.

Looked the copper

in the eyes and said...

So, I hid bombs

all over the city.

And they'll detonate

at random intervals.

It's time to take back

our future.


Before Doc died,

- he was working on memory diving.

- Bullshit.

Brain mapping was the

breakthrough he was waiting for.

You mapped a brain?

Life didn't end

when you left the lab.

[Mary] He was on the verge

of figuring out the dives.

In theory.

Isn't it about time you two

put your differences aside?

We need you on this.

If you guys can finish

what he started,

you'll save god knows

how many lives.

Hold on, hold on, kid.

Time out.

So what you're saying

is that Doc was trying to...


Get into his memory,

to find the other bombs.



I mean, that's gold.

I hate to say it, but I think

Doc was blowing stacks.

It can't be done.

I'm out.


Hale, please.

(door bangs shut)

You there, Doc?

Now, where did that

slippery idiot go?

Nobody there, huh?

(Max continues shouting)

(banging on table)

(shouting indistinctly)

(techno music playing)


[Doc on voicemail]

Theo, it's me. I know...

I know it's late.

But listen.

I've been reading this book

by this billionaire guy.

Nev something.

Nev Mason.

This is a guy who's made

his fortune in tech,

but he doesn't fall

for its tricks.

Listen to this"

"Humankind has won the earth.

"Next stop, the digital realm.

"But innovation cannot save us

from ourselves,

"because it is not our savior.

"Innovation is a test

of our humanity."

Isn't that the truth.

It's called Life in Pixels:

A New Dawn.

It's a terrible title,

I know, but.

Anyway, I'll let you know

if the rest is sh*t or not.

Theo, um, I've been working

on something

that I really want

to talk to you about

when we get the chance

but, um, it's complicated.

Anyway. Speak soon.

(techno music continues)

Lucy, have you seen

my battery pack for this?

- Nope.

- I need my battery pack.

Has anyone seen my battery pack?

- I gave you my...

- Yeah, I left it over there.


Carl, battery pack.

Have you seen my battery pack?

- Nah.

- Dean, battery pack?

- Nope.

- Rachel. Rachel!

Now Rachel.

Rachel, Rachel, Rachel.

Rachel, Rachel, Rachel.

Have you seen my battery pack

for my headset?

Rachel, quick! Yes!

Rachel comes through.



I have the same earrings.

The Cirrus 8.

(crowd applauding and cheering)

The Cirrus 8 is the first ever

all-inclusive VR technology

which taps into the

central nervous system.

It tricks the senses,

sight, smell, taste,

touch, and hearing

into experiencing

the virtual world as real.

(crowd applauding)

And the magic is

in the mirror neuron chip

and the micro-dosed DMT.

DMT, that's a...

[Sandra and Hale]


Naturally occurring.

It primes the brain

to accept the digital reality.

No, no thanks.

No psychedelics

before noon for me, thanks.

- Sandra.

- [Theo] I'll give it a go.

(Z clears throat)

Theo Jones.

Dark Horse Combinator.

I don't think I know you.

Freshest incubator

on the block.

Shall we?

What are you doing here?

Thank me later.

Let's do it!

- (machine beeping)

- [electronic voice] Connecting.

All right!

So, if you want

to end the dive,

exit through the door

at the red light.

All right? Pretty simple.

Got it?

Got it.

You can't affect

the landscapes,

but the landscapes

can affect you.

Don't play with fire.

All right. You ready?

Loving looking

in your angel eyes.


Er, gentlemen,

shall we commence?


Close your eyes.

Count backwards from five.

When you open them,

you'll be in.

Got it.


Five, four, three, two, one.

(Theo laughing)

(Theo laughing)

(exhales forcefully)


(Theo laughing)

I mean, you really have

to try it for yourself.





- (laughing)

- [electronic voice] Disconnected.

(all laughing)

(group applauding)


That is legend.

How did you get the code

to mirror the ceiling

in real time?

Oh, what the hell,

it's noon somewhere.

- Let me try it.

- Even the fire burns...

Wait, what?

What, the fire, no, hang on.

You burned yourself?

So hang on, you hurt yourself?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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