Moviegoers in Vietnam will get their first taste of the interactive cinema subgenre with the screening of the film Late shift (Vietnamese title: Phi Vu Luc Nua Dem) at local theatres. Late Shift follows Matt (Joe Sowerbutts), a gifted student who works part-time in a London parking lot.
One evening, he becomes involved in an armed robbery of rare Ming porcelain.
When faced with this difficult situation, Matt must decide whether to flee or follow the illegal plan; this decision is made by the audience in the theatre.
According to the film’s distributor, there are 180 choice points in the film, and the viewer’s interaction will influence characters and lead the story to one of seven different endings.
The cinematic version of Late Shift premiered in 2020, based on a 2017 interactive video game of the same name.
The project won many awards, including a BAFTA Cymru Award for “Best Game”, “Best Mobile/Tablet” and “Most Creative and Original” at Game Connection Development Awards and “Best Narrative” at BIG Festival Brazil.
Further it was nominated for an IMG Award for “Visual Design” and “Action and Adventure Game” at The Independent Game Developers’ Association Awards 2017, and for “Writing or Narrative Design” and “Gameplay Innovation” at the 2018 Develop Awards.
Late Shift will be officially released in Vietnam on December 2nd in four theatres: CGV Van Hanh Mall, CGV Giga Mall in HCM City, and CGV Vincom Ba Trieu, CGV Vincom Royal City in Hanoi.