Mark Netter, M.J. Rotondi, Craig Allen, Avi Bachar
M.J. Rotondi, Mark Netter
Andrew J. West, Mei, Googy Gress, Ivan Shaw, Bret Roberts
Nightmare Code is an independent sci-fi thriller about behavior recognition technology, behavior modification, 24/7 surveillance and artificial intelligence.
Brett Desmond, brilliant young programmer with a troubled past, is brought to a tech start-up where the previous lead programmer went on a workplace murder/suicide rampage.
With just a month to finish ROPER, the highly advanced behavior recognition program, and only a small testing crew remaining, Brett works and sleeps in the semi-abandoned office. But the deeper Brett delves into the code, the more his personality starts to warp like that of the dead programmer...and the more the code takes on a life of its own.
Utilizing surveillance cameras, PC cams, videochat and eyeglasscam, for more than half the movie the viewer watches four images on the screen at once, like a surveillance monitor – but not always in sync, as if ROPER itself is telling us the story.