"The Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival closed out its inaugural event with the world premiere of Apt 3D, a psychological thriller set in New York in the dead of winter. Newly transplanted couple Erin (Maxxe Sternbaum) and Ben (Zack Imbrogno) struggle with new confining environs, unsure of what is imaginary and what may be real -- and whether their neighbors are the source of the enigma."
This weekend at the Other Worlds Austin Sci-fi Film Festival director Zack Imbrogno and actress Maxxe Sternbaum debuted their low-budget feature APT 3D to much success.
After their premiere, we interviewed Imbrogno and Sternbaum about the difficulties they ran into making the project and a little about their IndieGoGo campaign, which is going on until December 19.
“I’m much more interested in what people can do with nothing than with a hundred-million dollars.” These are the words of Zack Imbrogno, co-director of the ultra low-budget sci-fi film “Apt 3D.” The film, shot in three weeks with only three principal actors in one location follows in the tradition of the low/no-budget sci-fi/horror genre. It premiered at the Other Worlds Austin Sci-Fi FilmFestival this past weekend.
Meet APT 3D’s Zack and Maxxe
Barbara Kennedy December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Zack Imbrogno and Maxxe Sternbaum
This weekend Other Worlds Austin introduced the Central Texas city to its first science fiction film festival offering an impressive array of talent and films. In town with low budget film “APT 3D” are stars Maxxe Sternbaum and Zack Imbrogno, who also wrote and co-directed. You should know that the title may be a tad misleading, as the 3D elicits thoughts of 3-dimensional depth. What was the significance of the apartment’s number? It’s probably not what you’d expect.
In APT 3D, the sci-fi elements are the strange lights in the sky, the surveillance by the government, the strange figureless entities that impregnate Erin. All of this is cool, and sure, it’s interesting. But, like Inception, what’s even more fascinating is what those elements represent—what they defamiliarize. And, in APT 3D’s case, it’s defamiliarizing the things that drive couples apart, and how much work it takes to remain together.
We have an exclusive clip from APT. 3D, which will have its world premiere this weekend at the Other Worlds Austin film festival this weekend.
APT. 3D comes from co-directors Horst Dieter Baum and Zack Imrogno (who also wrote and co-stars in the film).