7th CUFF.Docs

Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019

17th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-26, 2019

The Machine

UK, 2013 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2014
Sat, Apr 12 7:30 PM Buy

description

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.

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Fantasia Film Festival 2013
Sitges 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

Dedalo

DÉDALO

Portugal, 2013, 10 Min, Director: Jerónimo Rocha

Trapped inside a space freighter, Siena tries to survive an infestation of diabolic creatures.

details

Sci-Fi / Fantasy

18+
92 Minutes

credits

Director/Writer:
Caradog James

Producers:
John Giwa-Amu

Cast:
Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz,
Denis Lawson

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awards

Best UK Feature Raindance Film Festival 2013
Best Sci-fi Feature Toronto After Dark 2013

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