California Theatre, San Jose Sat, Aug 19, 2023 9:40 PM
Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Mon, Aug 21, 2023 4:45 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):80
Premiere Status:WORLD PREMIERE
Original Language:English
Subtitles (Language):USA
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Melvin Gregg
Bradley Whitford
Alice Braga
Danielle Campbell
Director:Ira Rosensweig
Executive Producer:Douglas Banker
Eric Day
Trevor Engelson
Melvin Gregg
Bruce Cummings
Thomas Giamboi
Tyler Neenan
Jeff Stevens
Ryan Baetens
Brian Katz
Steven Chester Prince
Thomas Zambeck
Producer(s):Carissa Buffel
Kevin Matusow
Ira Rosensweig
Screenwriter:Benjamin Sutor (screenplay)
Ira Rosensweig, Benjamin Sutor (story)
Cinematography:Damian Acevedo
Music By:Joe Stockton
Editor:Ira Rosensweig


SHARE? is a gripping sci-fi feast about a man who struggles to survive after awakening alone, trapped in a society connected only by a primitive computer network, where the ability to entertain is the only currency.


Grappling with a flickering, faulty memory of his life before, the film’s nameless protagonist (Melvin Gregg; “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”) discovers that his unseen audience seems to reward most highly his moments of humiliation and pain. Building off this realization, he crafts a self-destructive comedic persona that allows him to not just survive, but thrive in his new world.


Rewarded with “socialization” via video feeds, the man develops relationships with other inhabitants, including a cantankerous veteran of the system (Bradley Whitford; “Get Out”, “The West Wing”), and two women (Alice Braga; “Suicide Squad”) and (Danielle Campbell; “Tell Me a Story”) who confront him with diametrically opposed worldviews. Should he accept his confinement and try to find some form of happiness within it, or fight a seemingly unwinnable war with the system that imprisons him?


SHARE? employs immersive cinematic techniques to create a unique and disquieting experience where the viewer becomes another character in the movie. With stunning performances, including a breakthrough turn by Gregg, the film creates a cutting satire of the way we live now, a chilling illustration of how humans adapt to and pervert technology, and an examination of how our survival often hinges on the stories we tell.

Preceded by the short thriller “Merger”. See link below.

Included Shorts

Merger (8min) More