In a not so distant future, the climate catastrophe has left much of the world in ruins, and the exploitative tech giant GOLIA has the surviving nations in an iron grip of ignorant consumerism. Members of the hacktivist anti-GOLIA network Xtinct Bugs, Marcus and Ronja, are trying to get their climate activist messages across, but a failed attempt to hack into GOLIA has dire consequences.
Directed by artist and activist Alice Hjorth, GOLIA is an ambitious “cli-fi” short film inspired by 90s-era cyberpunk and hacker films that critically examines how modern technology can affect and control our lives.
Director & writer: Alice Hjorth
Producers: Selina Wilken, David Lukunku
DOP: Martin Sindal la Cour
VFX Supervisor: Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen
Cast: Jesper Ole Feit Andersen, Nanna Eide, Nadia Nouamani, Amanda Friis Jürgensen, Albert Harson, Paw Henriksen
Supported by: Den Vestdanske Filmpujle (Kortfilm 2021), Aarhus Filmværksted, Blockbuster, Tækker Fonden, De Danske Filminstruktører, Bestles Fond
Format: Short film
Length: 23 minutes, 2 seconds
April 1, 2023