First Look at New Film “Reboot” - Cyberpunk Thriller To Debut On 2-12-12

Award-winning director Joe Kawasaki and producer Sidney Sherman ("Lonely Hearts") are releasing the trailer for their upcoming cyberpunk thriller short film "Reboot" on 2-12-12 at 12:12am.
Feb. 10, 2012 - PRLog -- Rosa Entertainment and Jan-Ken-Po Pictures just announced plans to release the trailer for their upcoming cyberpunk thriller short film “Reboot” via the web on 2-12-12 at 12:12am.

Written and Directed by Joe Kawasaki, and Produced by Sidney Sherman, the film stars a bevy of hot up-and-coming actors including Emily Somers (Gabriele Muccino’s upcoming “Playing the Field”), Travis Aaron Wade (“War of the Worlds”), Martin Copping (Australian series “Neighbours”), Sonalii Castillo (“NCIS”), and Janna Bossier (Slipnot’s “Vermilion").

The film is set within a dystopian world that is in collision between technology and humanity, “Reboot” touches upon many of the current social and political concerns that arise from becoming more and more intertwined with the virtual. In contemporary Los Angeles, a young female hacker (Stat) awakens from unconsciousness to find an iPhone glued to her hand and a mysterious countdown ticking away on the display. Suffering from head trauma, and with little recollection of who she is or what is happening, Stat races against time to figure out what the code means, and what unknown event the pending zero-hour will bring.

The recent launch of their web site ( and one sheet poster have caught the attention of hackers and cyberpunk fans via Twitter.  The film is the product of a successful Kickstarter campaign and has been building momentum ever since it was first announced on in August of last year.  Kawasaki said, "It (the film) was originally designed to simply be a great little ride, but as real world events keep developing around us (regarding issues of cyber-freedom, online privacy, security, etc.); the connotation of the film evolves and changes with it."

"Reboot" is a co-production of Sherman's production shingle, Rosa Entertainment, and Kawasaki’s Jan-Ken-Po Pictures; and is slated for release in the Spring of 2012.  The filmmakers are aiming for international film festivals like Cannes, Locarno, Toronto, as well as distribution via the world wide web.

For press inquiries, please contact Sidney Sherman at:

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