The MachineUK, 2013 : Alberta Premiere
A future UK is deadlocked in cold war with China as the two await action from either side. Underground, Vincent works on tech for the Ministry of Defense. Tasked with creating a next-level war machine, Vincent is weapons designer by day, but the real goal (and one he must hide) of his research is to help his ill daughter.
Searching for a breakthrough in the consciousness of machines, he finds the possibility in the work of Ava. At first it is the products of her mind. Then it is her mind itself. Copied brain patterns applied to their advanced work together allow Ava to live on following her assassination. She is applied to what becomes the titular Machine. This begins a tug-of-war between Vincent and his shadowy, war-mongering boss Thomson over its best use.
Caradog James’s future-set cold war tale THE MACHINE is a slickly designed and beautiful pro-science, anti-war fable for our technology obsessed times set to a bassy synth John Carpenter-esque score.
Fantasia Film Festival 2013
Toronto After Dark 2013
press for The Machine
"A fully realized, challenging science fiction film"- Mark Young, Sound on Sight
screened with a short film
Portugal, 2013, 10 Min, Director: Jerónimo RochaTrapped inside a space freighter, Siena tries to survive an infestation of diabolic creatures.
Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz,
Best UK Feature Raindance Film Festival 2013
Best Sci-fi Feature Toronto After Dark 2013