Scene from the film Wirehead


  • Austria
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The film presents a version of the future where everyone has received a neuronal interface, known as a brainchip. This chip enables direct mental interaction with external computers. A legal pathway into cyberspace is paralleled by illicit forms of virtual reality. The main character in this film is a ‘terminal addict’ a cyber junkie in the grip of this type of illicit electronic drug. In the course of the story, the borders between the real and the virtual are obliterated. This William Gibson-esque tale is a parable for our contemporary moment as we rush to embrace augmented and virtual realities.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Timo Novotny, Norbert Pfaffenbichler, Klaus Raisinger, Wolfgang Maschin
  • Music
    Sofa Surfers
  • Runtime
    22 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Karlsruhe - Int. Medienkunstpreis is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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