In the future, mankind’s most valuable resource is data storage.
In the early 21st-century data storage surpassed oil to become the world’s most valuable commodity.
Storage is set in the not too distant future where data storage has moved off world to meet humankind’s relentless demand.
Servers are strained with the accumulated digital legacy of human lives. Selfies, screen grabs, music, texts, apps, terabyte after meaningless terabyte.
Where our great-grandparents carefully curated their legacy and the memories they left us, this is a generation of digital hoarders.
But storage comes at a cost, and it’s not one everyone can afford.
Directed by: Megan Broberg & Drew Bailey Written by: Megan Broberg
Art Direction & Design: Sharon Edmonston
DOP: Meg White
Producers: Drew Bailey Loren August
Editing: The Editors
Post Production & SFX: Blockhead Sound Design: Rumble
Special Thanks: M&C Saatchi Sydney
Each year we call for creatives to pitch their response to the theme in a film that runs for three minutes or less.
This year’s theme – Legacy – was interpreted in seven original films, among them documentary, comedy documentary, animation, drama and experimental. They explore themes of loss, love and death; the future that we face; and the complexity of our relationship with technology. Each of these films was created especially for TEDxSydney