Reboot, a thriller about hackers under pressure, is making its way in the film festival circuit. I am fortunate to speak to the star, Emily Somers. Somers plays Stat, a hacker who’s literally stuck with a smartphone that is running a mysterious countdown timer. Reboot is an intriguing, technophilic race against time. The movie will be shown at Fantasia in Montreal and Def Con in Las Vegas.
While director Joe Kawasaki is hard at work editing the movie, Emily and I discussed Reboot, her character, and hackers in general. A giant Thank You goes to producer Sidney Sherman of Rosa Entertainment, with additional thanks to Joe, the filmmakers and cast. Enjoy this roughly 12-minute long conversation in MP3 or Vorbis for those who’ve a hacker-ish love of patent-free formats. No spoilers about Reboot are revealed here.
- Emily wrote and directed a short about two competitive bingo players, Bingo! (discussion starts at 3:58)
- Discussion of her role in the upcoming movie Playing for Keeps starring Gerard Butler and Catherine Zeta-Jones (at 7:03)
- Visit Emily’s official website!
- Outro theme: Alright, You Did It! by Chris Pickett
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