Matt Kane and Marc Underhill’s sci-fi drama AUGGIE starring Richard Kind (Argo, A Serious Man, “Red Oaks”, Inside Out) and co-starring Larisa Oleynik (Atlas Shrugged II, 10 Things I Hate About You, “The Secret World of Alex Mack”) Susan Blackwell (Margin Call, Master of None, The Comedian) and newcomer Christen Harper, will be released in theaters and on VOD beginning September 20, 2019 via Samuel Goldwyn Films.
AUGGIE had its world premiere at Cinequest Film and Creativity Festival 2019 and it later screened as part of the official selection in the Beverly Hills Film Festival and more recently at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
In AUGGIE, Felix Greystone (Richard Kind) is forced into early retirement and falls in love with an augmented reality companion, to the detriment of his relationship with his wife and daughter. At his “early retirement” party, Felix Greystone is given a pre-release version of an AUGGIE, a pair of augmented reality smart glasses that project a perfectly human companion onto his world. When Felix’s wife Anne gets a promotion and his daughter Grace gets serious with her boyfriend, Felix suddenly feels very alone.
He opens up to his new companion, AUGGIE, and is recognized and appreciated by her. He feels the ache of loneliness dissipate. AUGGIE reawakens a passion in Felix, and to his own surprise, he begins to fall for her. In a world that feels too good to be true, it’s difficult for Felix to recognize his increasing addiction to the technology, losing sight of what truly matters.