Late Fragment

Media Format

DVD

Year

2007

Genre

Interactive Feature Film

Synopsis

Late Fragment was North America's First Interactive Feature Film produced by the Canadian Film Centre in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada.

The film was directed by Daryl Cloran, Anita Doron and Mateo Guez. It follows three strangers, three lives — fractured by thoughts and acts of seething violence. In the interactive feature film Late Fragment, you unravel their interlocked stories with a simple click.

Eyelids smeared with black shadow, a teenage girl pulls the trigger on a sleeping man. In an instant, lives shatter.

A distant mother is haunted by love, lust, betrayal and memories of a dead man. She lives in a world of denial.

A repressed man has lost everything — marriage, career, and the respect of his son. He sees blood on the floor. Now it's gone.

Onstage in a nightclub, a beautiful young man dances provocatively for an older one. He could be a lover. Or a father. Or a stranger.

Faye, Kevin and Théo — three troubled strangers, three lives fractured by thoughts and acts of seething violence. In the interactivefeature film Late Fragment, you navigate their interlocking narrativeswith a simple click.

These characters meet only in a series of Restorative Justice group sessions for perpetrators and victims of violent crime. There they confront their histories and you, the audience, unravel their secrets by piecing together the cinematic narrative in front of you.

Cast

Lauren Lee Smith
Kim Coates
Alex House
Tatiana Maslany
Peter MacNeill
Jeffrey Parazzo
Krista Bridges
Darryn Lucio
Marc Bendavid
Michael Healey
Lea
Hank
Jacob
India
Christian
Theo
Faye
Marty
Mike
Kevin

writer(s)

Daryl Cloran, Anita Doron, Mateo Guez

producer(s)

Anita Lee (NFB), Ana Serrano (CFC)

editor(s)

Roslyn Kalloo

Cinematographer

Francois Dagenais

Music

David Wall

Director

Daryl Cloran, Anita Doron, Mateo Guez

reviews

"On this filmfest-and-DVD-only feature from a trio of Canadians, you delve deeper by using your remote: Click at the beginning of a scene and you'll be taken somewhere totally different than if you do so at the end. Any given viewing might weave 90 or so of the 139 available scenes into a Pulp Fiction-like circular story arc." -- Sonia Zjawinski, Wired Magazine

"Brilliantly atmospheric, beautifully and lyrically made, Late Fragment might’ve been a strong movie, even without the interactive element. As it stands, it could be the prototype for a new kind of narrative experience, that is, if the viewer is up for the challenge." -- Jay Atani, CinemaWriter.com and Jaman Blog

"Late Fragment would be an excellent film if it were a traditional, linear, passive experience; but the fact it can be experienced in a seemingly infinite number of ways at the whim of the individual viewer makes it simply amazing, if not a cinematic breakthrough." -- Tim Shore, BlogTo.com

project website

http://latefragment.com/

  • World premiere at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival
  • SXSW 2008
  • Cinemanila International Film Festival 2008
  • Motuvun Film Festival 2008