NEK filmmaker Jay Craven has begun screening his latest film WETWARE around the state. The film is an adaptation of the smart biopunk-ish novel of the same name by Putney's Craig Nova. Set in a future populated by a genetically engineered servant class ("Mungos"), the novel is an atmospheric countdown piece that pits "woke" Mungos against their creators in a race for survival. Billed as a "future film noir," one of the most exciting aspects of the film is its treatment of location -- transforming a state that prides a rural bucolic image into a future dystopia is no easy sleight of hand.
WETWARE is an unusual film for Vermont, a sci-fi thriller that explores genetic modification and what it means to be human.