Sci-fi film finishes five-week Newburgh shoot

Omnipresent technology constantly shapes and reshapes human interaction.

Directors Isak Borg and Dena Hysell explore our relationship with technology in “The App,” the latest film to be shot in the City of Newburgh. Sean Faris stars in the science-fiction thriller, which centers on a successful app gone wrong and the corruption of its creator.

Borg and Hysell’s crew wrapped up shooting last week, after five weeks of filming scenes in the city and surrounding areas.

“What is really interesting to me is that idea of we’re in such a time of technological change, that the technologies that are being introduced don’t have the time to be fully tested before they are thrown into a wide environment,” Hysell said.

“We don’t know how many of them are going to be affecting people and environments down the road.”

Borg and Hysell chose Newburgh for two reasons: the presence of the state-of-the-art Umbra of Newburgh soundstage, and neighborhoods able to represnet a diversity of looks, from high-end to “creepy warehouse environments”

Post-production work follows. After that directors will submit the film to distributors and festivals. It’s too early to know if the film will go straight to distribution or do a round of festivals.

A synopsis of the film can be found at http://tinyurl.com/nmqx533.

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