Lost in Previews: Branded

I love it when the studios get creative, and that is exactly what Roadside Attractions has done with the trailer for Branded. Embedded in the trailer are 95 QR codes that unlock more of the Branded mystery. Not only is the addition of QR codes interesting, but so is the story behind the film. Branded takes the idea of consumerism to a whole other level with a side of aliens. Yeah, I would be afraid if McDonald’s was a huge leach attached to the back of my head too.

Official Synopsis:

BRANDED is a dark and mind-bending journey into a surreal, dystopian society where corporate brands have unleashed a monstrous global conspiracy to get inside our minds and keep the population disillusioned, dependent and passive.  One man’s Misha (Ed Stoppard) passion to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with the hidden forces that really control our world.

BRANDED is the vision of two widely respected marketing executives:  Jamie Bradshaw and Alexander Doulerain.  Bradshaw and Doulerain co-wrote, produced and directed.  Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor, Ingeborga Dapkunaite and Max Von Sydow star.

I’ve screen captured the first QR code to help you unlock the mystery.

By Ryan Davis


About Ryan Davis

Ryan is the Founder of Lost in Reviews, a member of The Kansas City Film Critic's Circle, and a key component in the movement to digitally restore the 1986 classic film The Gate. Ryan is also the co-host of Blu Monday a DVD and Blu Ray review show which Lost in Reviews co-founder Angela Davis also appears. While he may be a film and music snob, that doesn't mean you can't be friends. Well it could if you don't like the same bands or films he does, overall it might be best to avoid the subject all together.

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