Hard Reset follows a young detective who must decide the future of the human race after the android he loves is infected with a virus that gives her true sentience, and threatens to destabilize the delicate balance between humankind and machine.
Intended as a pilot episode for a episodic long-form narrative series, but also as a stand alone piece of storytelling.
Winner of the Advanced Imaging Society's 7th Annual Creative Arts Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
Directed by Deepak Chetty
Produced by David Bukstein and Taylor Michelle Thompson
Written by Deepak Chetty and David Bukstein
Filmed in Austin, TX.
Shot in native stereoscopic 3D.
Winner of the 2016 "Best 3D Live Action Short" from the Advanced Imaging Society, Deepak Chetty’s sci-fi thriller HARD RESET (2015) was the first Stereoscopic 3D UT graduate thesis film (in conjunction with UT3D) and, according to his thesis advisor/filmmakers