- Casey Lawler, Dan Shelton, Emma Hanson, Harrie Hayes, Holly Joyce, James Farrar, Joseph Teague, Julia Savill, Molly Bas, Noah Maxwell Clarke, Philippa Carson, Rachel Waring, Tom Barber-Duffy, Yaiza Figueroa, Yolanda Vazquez
- Keir Burrows
- Mystery, Sci-fi
- September 8, 2017
Anti Matter (AKA Worm) is a sci-fi noir take on the Alice in Wonderland tale. Ana, an Oxford PhD student, finds herself unable to build new memories following an experiment to generate and travel through a wormhole. The story follows her increasingly desperate efforts to understand what happened, and to find out who – or what – is behind the rising horror in her life.
Critics and Reviews
You can practically feel yourself getting smarter while watching Keir Burrows’ brainy feature debut. The tale of a female scientist who finds herself emotionally adrift after subjecting herself to an experiment involving teleportation, Anti Matter features enough scientific tech-speak to fuel a graduate course. Its intriguing premise handled in uncommonly stylish fashion, this low-budget sci-fi drama should please discerning genre aficionados. Full reviewFrank Scheck
With most big-budget science fiction movies ignoring intelligence in the unhealthy pursuit of orgiastic special effects, the realm of the idea-based sci-fi film has been co-opted by low-budget indies. In that vein, along comes Anti Matter, the existential successor to 2015’s Ex Machina. Full reviewJames Berardinelli
The world of science-fiction is laced with ways of looking at the world through the eyes of hypothesis, piecing together a commentary of the present with the potentialities of the future, fracturing that space-time continuum by putting some hazy future on top of the hardened present – like that one snapchat filter that somehow makes everything look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Full reviewSophie Trenear
Frequently Asked Questions
What is antimatter and how is it made?
Anti Matter: A briefing. Every particle has an antiparticle with the same mass but the opposite electric charge. The proton has the negatively charged antiproton; the electron has the positively charged anti-electron, or positron. Neutral particles can have antiparticles, too.
What is sci-fi noir?
Tech-noir (also known as future noir and science fiction noir) is a hybrid genre of fiction, particularly film, combining film noir and science fiction, as seen in Blade Runner (1982) and The Terminator (1984).
What is the story of Alice in Wonderland really about?
Charles Dodgson, a mathematician at Christ Church, Oxford, first told his surreal story to the daughters of dean Henry Liddell as they rowed down the Thames. After the boating trip, 10-year-old Alice Liddell badgered Dodgson to write it down and Alice in Wonderland – under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll – was born