Animated Irish film portrays American tech tycoons on a Dublin pub crawl

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SILICON DOCKS

What if we take a sample of, say, 10 early web pioneers and subject them to the same kind of distortions that everyone experiences online in the 21st century?

A trailer has appeared online for a new film from award-winning Irish director Graham Jones titled SILICON DOCKS.

The animated film is set during the final days of Trump’s presidency and depicts a doomed pub crawl in Dublin led by a group of American tech tycoons, banned from visiting each other at European headquarters during the early days of Covid. -19 but urgently need to agree on whether or not to sign a crucial EU deal.

The satirical, urban odyssey features a great conflict between Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his nemesis Evan Spiegel who created Snapchat, as well as tensions between space runners Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk – not to mention many other dramas endured by the cold and frustrated “tech rockstars”. as they stumble around locked Dublin in desperate need of a pint.

“Here in Ireland we have so many giant American tech companies operating in Silicon Docks, which is a little area a few minutes from where I grew up in the 80s and was obviously very different back then” , says Jones. “This seismic shift in my hometown really got me thinking about everyday tech users, regular tech workers, and just our modern tech society as a whole. So I thought it might be interesting to do a little experiment. What happens if we take a sample group of, say, 10 early web pioneers and subject them to the same kind of distortions that everyone else experiences online in the 21st century?”

Jones’ films have often received critical acclaim over the years and have often been controversial. Variety Magazine describes him as “a very talented director”, while The Irish Times calls him “Irish cinema’s enfant terrible” and Hot Press writes that “Jones has repeatedly proven himself to be one of the most schemers of Ireland…”

SILICON DOCKS was a voluntary lockdown project the filmmaker created with a group of artists using extremely limited resources in part to keep them all from going crazy during the pandemic and will be available free for everyone to watch unmonetized on YouTube starting October 1.

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG8gwP3kQfE

Inquiries [email protected]

Publicity pictures https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1slPbPqndtHCmLWKZ9gGGc41KfTpuwM51

Operating time 1 hr 23 min

With GRACE POWER, SHANE LYNCH, BRENDAN MCDONALD, FIONA BAWN-THOMPSON, BOBBY CALLOWAY, ROB SMITH, JOSÉ NAGHMAR, GERRY CANNON and

Matthew McMAHON

Hosted by KASIA WIŚNIEWSKA

Production designer DIEP HOANG

Background SONIA EGAN

Music by FREEDOM TRAIL STUDIO, FUTUREMONO, THE TOWER OF LIGHT, RKVC, ASHLEY SHADOW, DAN LEBOWITZ

Written and Directed by GRAHAM JONES

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