Every once in a while, the entertainment industry will embark on a journey into a land seldom visited – creativity.
Creators John Cabrera and Cosimo De Tommaso have created a new series that epitomizes creativity in all of the ways that we can ask – good writing, good characterization, excellent cinematography and an intense situation that hits close to home for everyone.
Today, we live in a society that is very much connected, all the time. “Even when your screen is off, your iPhone is still connected to the internet.” John said. This is very true, we are linked to those we’ve done business with on LinkedIn, being socially connected on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as dozens of other social media sites – thank goodness for those WiFi hotspots, right?
The new series H+ premiering on YouTube today gives us a look at our future in which we are still very much connected – humanity is always online. We are our own hotspots via chips that are implanted within us. When a virus wipes out most of the human race, those who are still alive remain connected to the internet 24 hours a day. A new world order is about to immerge.
John sits down with me for a cool conversation to talk about the genesis of the idea and the development of this new YouTube series. The series is being produced by Bryan Singer’s production company, Bad Hat Harry Productions.
Bryan: What was the genesis of this incredible idea?
John: This was about 4 years ago, I was listening to the radio in my car; one of my favorite songs was on. I got a little irritated when I noticed that my radio was starting to go out. So, I drove to a parking lot and turned the car off so that that the radio wouldn’t go off. Suddenly, I had become aware of how disconnected I was and how vulnerable that I felt from being as disconnected as I was. I started thinking about how much connectivity to our network had become so much a part of who we are. That thought evolved into the idea of the technology being inside of us. What if something happened out there in the real world and I didn’t know about it because I was in the parking lot? What if something happened out there had happened and I was saved because I was in the parking lot?Continued on the next page