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In this short dark comedy, Morris Murdoch (John Rothman) is a middle-aged man who lives a comfortable lifestyle in an upscale community, but he's never had to work for it -- his wife Cheryl (Abby Ross) came from a wealthy family and she inherited a fortune, leaving them both set for life. When a stylish young couple moves in next door, Morris becomes obsessed with seeming hip and up to date, and in hopes of impressing them he tries to create the next popular viral video. But Morris doesn't quite know what he's doing, and his plans take an unexpected turn. New Media was written and directed by J.J. Adler, one of the creators of the "Onion News Network" videos on the satirical website www.theonion.com; the film was a prizewinner in the "Women In Film" program at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi