There’s a new, chewable nanotechnology that lets you take photos with your eyes, cures cancer and eliminates body odour. But the early adopters are realizing they got extra “features” they didn’t count on. And no one told them once they spread through the bloodstream, it’s harder to uninstall than your average computer virus.
Infest Wisely is being released for free download on the internet and podcast starting May 22th. “It was free to make, so it’s free to watch,” says Munroe, who has also released his novels under a Creative Commons license for free download.
But the first people who will see the movie will be attendees of their “Infestor’s Meeting” at Innis Town Hall on Friday, May 18th at 7pm. “It’s not as exclusive as it sounds. For $5 you can be a ‘Key Infestor’,” says Munroe with a grin. “And really it’s a way for people to support the project — the money is going to pay for the fees to apply to festivals all over the world.”
The sponsorship money will fund a pressing of the DVD, to which the directors will add their DIY movie making commentary. “Hopefully we’ll see more and more people realizing that making indie movies is more achievable now than it has ever been,” Munroe says. “And if word about it spreads half as fast as blood-borne nanotechnology, we’ll be dominating the world in no time!”