Ventra is based on a future society increasingly obsessed with updating to the newest product. Ventra employees go into people’s homes to confiscate old technology and enforce mandatory upgrades.
One employee, however, doesn’t follow the company procedure, and makes a tough choice between the old and the new.
Writer/director/producer: Rami Katz
Rami Katz says:
“Ventra is my final project at Simon Fraser University. I was inspired to make this film by the increasing technological upgrades for consumer items such as iPods, computers and other household electronics.
I imagined a future society where consumers would be forced to regularly update these products while older ones would be made illegal.
In terms of the production design, I went for a futuristic, slick, clean and often static look. Since the Ventra logo is blue, many of the objects in the film also have the colour correction reflecting this.
I chose to shoot HD on a Panasonic HPX 170, which offered me a crisp image that worked well with the themes in my movie.
Thank you for taking the time to read my statement and I hope you like the film.”
About Rami Katz
Rami is a graduate of the SFU Film Program in Vancouver, BC. Ventra is his graduating project.
Born in England, Rami moved to Canada with his family when he was six years old. He first attended film production class at Kitsilano high school in grade nine and has been making films ever since.
He is currently working on both documentaries and narratives outside of school, and has continued to work in Vancouver’s film industry since graduating in June.