dir. Ethan Shaftel

USA 2017

6 minutes


EXTRAVAGANZA mixes 3D animation and live-action footage in a short immersive satire. When viewing the film with a VR headset, we become a puppet trapped in a stunningly offensive puppet show. Instead of being a consumer, we find ourselves in the novel position of being 'consumed', performing for an executive (Paul Scheer) and confronted with his blind spots and prejudices. Can technology change society for the better, or does it just magnify our worst traits in new ways? Starring Paul Scheer (30 Rock, The League, Fresh Off the Boat), John Gemberling (Broad City, Marry Me), Will Greenberg (Wrecked, Workaholics) and Annie Tedesco (Granite Flats, NCIS).