A teenage introvert uses a simulation program to live out a promise his late father made to him as a child.
Writer/Director: Matt Landry
Producer: Dylan Dubé
I’ve always been intrigued by how technology is changing our means of communication, our sense of self, and how we cope with the existential vacuum induced by North American culture in the 21st century.
I myself was addicted to video games as a teenager and, looking back, I can see that it was, more than anything, an avoidance technique. By indulging myself in something that nullified any form of critical thinking, self-reflection or productivity, I was able to suppress a plethora of issues into the background of my mind, not to be dealt with.
But like any problem that goes untouched for too long, these issues erupted in the ugliest of ways.
My intention with Lost In The Sky was to explore the potential for technology to fuse what is real and what is imagined, and the toxic repercussions of denying our facticity.
About Matt Landry
Matt Landry is a Toronto-based filmmaker and actor.
He studied film at Ryerson University where he wrote and directed multiple short films, completing a BFA with honours and winning several awards including the Norman Jewison Award, Universal Studios Canada Scholarship and the HSBC Filmmakers Award.
His work, both in front and behind the camera, has been showcased at TIFF, Nuit Blanche, the Montreal World Film Festival and VIFF, among others.
He has interned with Canadian director Atom Egoyan on his latest films and continues to work in various mediums within Toronto.