Reboot – A Film by Joe Kawasaki

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  • #7461
     Don Donzal 
    Keymaster

    Joe Kawasaki wrote and directed this hacker-themed film described as:

    Set within a dystopian world that is a collision between technology and humanity, “Reboot” touches upon many of the current social and political concerns that arise from becoming more and more intertwined with the virtual.

    In contemporary Los Angeles, a young female hacker (Stat) awakens from unconsciousness to find an iPhone glued to her hand and a mysterious countdown ticking away on the display. Suffering from head trauma, and with little recollection of who she is or what is happening, Stat races against time to figure out what the code means, and what unknown event the pending zero-hour will bring.

    Check out trailer here:

    http://www.rebootfilm.com/trailer

    Special Sneak Preview of REBOOT hosted by Hak5’s Darren Kitchen in SF on Friday March 30. Get details here:

    http://www.rebootfilm.com/sneakpeak

    Don

  • #46587
     SephStorm 
    Participant

    Looks awesome. Any idea for a release timeframe? I think that scene with MSF on the mac made me want one for the first time… Keep us updated please!

    lol check this out. http://vimeo.com/39157670

  • #46588
     MaXe 
    Participant

    Looking forward to see this movie, and all the producers and people in the special thanks to. (ziplock is one of the associate producers afaik, and well, intern0t is in the special thanks to  🙂 )

    Supporting a movie that shows real hacker tools is something the hacker community should always do, even if the plot is not really that great hehe  ;D

  • #46589
     WCNA 
    Participant

    I look forward to seeing this film. I watch a lot of movies and it’s good to see a film like this being made.

  • #46590
     MatP 
    Participant

    I was hoping this was going to be about this show: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108903/

    😛

  • #46591
     shadowzero 
    Participant

    Having not paid attention to what’s coming out in theatres (with the exception of Dark Knight Rises), this is a welcome surprise. Looking forward to seeing it when it hits the big screens. Looks like it has the potential to actually be a good cyberpunk movie.

  • #46592
     eth3real 
    Participant

    Looks like this is premiering at DEFCON, along with Code2600. Very excited to see both of these!

  • #46593
     SephStorm 
    Participant

    Code2600?

  • #46594
     UNIX 
    Participant

    code2600.com

    CODE 2600 documents the rise of the Information Technology Age as told through the events and people who helped build and manipulate it. The film explores the impact this new connectivity has on our ability to remain human while maintaining our personal privacy and security.

    As we struggle to comprehend the wide-spanning socio-technical fallout caused by data collection and social networks, our modern culture is caught in an undercurrent of cyber-attacks, identity theft and privacy invasion. Both enlightening and disturbing, CODE 2600 is a provocative wake-up call for a society caught in the grips of a global IT takeover.

  • #46595
     skorpinok 
    Participant

    Thank you for this info, its a short film right 35 min..

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2090594/

    @don wrote:

    Joe Kawasaki wrote and directed this hacker-themed film described as:

    Set within a dystopian world that is a collision between technology and humanity, “Reboot” touches upon many of the current social and political concerns that arise from becoming more and more intertwined with the virtual.

    In contemporary Los Angeles, a young female hacker (Stat) awakens from unconsciousness to find an iPhone glued to her hand and a mysterious countdown ticking away on the display. Suffering from head trauma, and with little recollection of who she is or what is happening, Stat races against time to figure out what the code means, and what unknown event the pending zero-hour will bring.

    Check out trailer here:

    http://www.rebootfilm.com/trailer

    Special Sneak Preview of REBOOT hosted by Hak5’s Darren Kitchen in SF on Friday March 30. Get details here:

    http://www.rebootfilm.com/sneakpeak

    Don

  • #46596
     eth3real 
    Participant

    Sorry for not providing a link on that. I somehow heard about Code2600 before Reboot, they both look like they will be excellent.

  • #46597
     Jamie.R 
    Participant

    Has anyone seen it yet ?

  • #46598
     MaXe 
    Participant

    @Jamie.R wrote:

    Has anyone seen it yet ?

    I have, earlier this week  ;D The movie / short film was pretty awesome, but at the end I wanted more, as it ended at a moment where a lot of unanswered questions were still there.

    I wasn’t bored while watching the movie, even though I did find the exploits they were using, somewhat funny. Unlikely they would exploit an iPhone the way they did, but all of it was plausible.

    It is however, better than most other movies, plus Offensive Security, Ziplock, InterN0T, TheXero and many other people supports this movie (look at the ending credits, some of the mentioned nicks may have used their real names though).

    If you want to see a decent show, look at “Tiger Team”, it’s only two episodes, but it’s the most real hacker show I have ever seen. They don’t hack much with computers, it’s mostly social engineering and bypassing physical access controls, but none the less what they are doing, is 100% real, and they even steal a ferrari at some point 🙂

  • #46599
     Jamie.R 
    Participant

    I have now seen the film and agree with MaXe it really left me hanging at the end I was so confused like what is this the end I had to look see where the timer was to confirm I had reached the end of the film.

  • #46600
     shadowzero 
    Participant

    It’s showing in public now?

  • #46601
     Jamie.R 
    Participant

    no i dont think so its only for people who supported the project who got to see it and I think they showed it at defcon or blackhat

  • #46602
     SephStorm 
    Participant

    They are screening it at cons around the world, but there seems to be no actual release planned. I just asked on the FB we’ll see what I get back. Hopefully they just release it on TPB or IFC.

  • #46603
     Triban 
    Participant

    Looks like it has been added to DerbyCon, 10:30 Friday night.  I think I will need some energy drinks to make it through the night.  So glad I got a room at the Hyatt.

  • #46604
     SephStorm 
    Participant

    Big News!

    REBOOT’s release is only 3 days away! On 12.12.12 @ 12:12am you can purchase the HD download of the film via our site. We are thrilled to finally share the film with our amazing fans. Thank you all for your patience. Stay tuned for the link to our purchase page which will be up shortly. http://www.rebootfilm.com #rebootfilm #rebootlaunch #12.12.12

  • #46605
     skorpinok 
    Participant

    So what about the Downloads from that site ?

  • #46606
     SephStorm 
    Participant

    Nothing posted yet, I assume it’ll be up tomorrow.

  • #46607
     S3curityM0nkey 
    Participant

    Count down on the Downloads page….

    http://www.rebootfilm.com/downloads

  • #46608
     S3curityM0nkey 
    Participant

    It’s up… $2.99 us….

  • #46609
     alucian 
    Participant

    I see that nobody commented on the movie. Last night I watched it with my wife. Here is my opinion about the movie.

    The plot is very bad. The story have potential, but they didn’t make to the expectations.
    The actors play really well, the images are nice, but … not enough.

    My wife didn’t like it at all. Also, because it is only 35 minutes it ended when we expected to start the real action.

    From a security perspective it really sucks. There are no really hacks. The only credible hacks are a guy who previously (not during the movie) planted some logic bombs.

    The rest is … bad. Using metasploit windows payloads to hack an iphone, using windows commands to see the processes on the same iphone. Actually, except for that iphone there are no other hacks, no remote pwn, nothing.

    Conclusion: Save your money!

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