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Director: Ben Alpi Country: USA Genre: Sci-Fi Runtime: 15m Block E Screening: TT Cinema 22.08 Time: 4-5.15pm

In a looming future where social media celebrities dominate our culture, X is the world’s supreme online icon— but how far must she go to hold on to her popularity?

Director Biography

Ben Alpi is a film director and writer based in Los Angeles. His latest short film, ‘Hashtag’, is a science fiction thriller that weaves a thought-provoking tale of our looming future as a social media society obsessed with instant validation and fame. Ben’s previous short film, the “mini epic” Kung Fu-Western ‘Cowboy Creed’, was nominated for two awards for Best Western Short and Best Supporting Actor, for Anthony DeLongis, at the Action on Film Festival. His first short film, the heartfelt drama ‘Silver Lining’, was signed into broadcast on PBS and into distribution with Ouat Media. Ben began his film career as a visual effects artist and as a director/producer of industrial films, before being brought onto the award winning Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II as a series second unit director.