© 2019 by JASMIN KENT RODGMAN

SHORT FILM

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MECHNICAL SOULS // 360° AI FILM 

DIR. GAËLLE MOURRE, DIGITAL RISE, SERENDIPITY FILMS, DVGROUP

In a sumptuous traditional Chinese hotel, an impressive wedding is about to take place. Mrs Song has finally managed to find a good match for her daughter Zhen-Zhen: the heir of the rich Zhang family. Always keen to be on the cutting edge of… everything, Mrs Song hires human-like androids to be a part of the wedding party (courtesy of Mrs. Zhang’s wallet).

 

In the role of lead bridesmaid, Mrs. Song hires a beta model android: Ah-Hui, the newest generation female android. Delighted with their new distraction, Mrs. Song, and later, Mrs. Zhang, blithely play around with Ah-hui’s settings, unaware of the changes happening within Ah-hui’s nascent mind.

 

Mechanical Souls is a 7 x 10 minutes 360°-S3D multisegment series. The story unfolds within a unity of time (the preparation and duration of the wedding) and a unity of place (the hotel where the event take place), around 8 main characters. Those characters mix and meet, experiencing the same events but each with a different take on things, building up a common experience from their personal stories.

With support from Google Jump Start Program and Kaoshiung Film Festival. Selected as part of the Venice Film Festival Production Bridge 2018 and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 'New Frontiers' 2019.

THE STORY OF LOOKING // 360° FILM 

DIR. BABAK ZAND GOODARZI & DOMINIC DOWBEKIN

Narrated by Mark Cousins.

 

Commissioned by Samsung VR, in association with Cannongate Books.

What does it mean to look? Writer and filmmaker Mark Cousins has been thinking a lot about that question. We think that when we look we are just pulling in information, but in fact looking is more about projecting than it is about receiving.

THE FEAST // 

DIR. GAËLLE MOURRE, FAT RED BIRD

IFONCHE // 

DIR. HARJINDER GREWAL, RESPIRO FILMS

DISTANCE // 

FILM LONDON / BFI NET.WORK