The Man Behind the Machine | Sci-Fi Thriller Short Film

  • Dalano Barnes
  • Louis Lingjaerde
  • Kane O'Brien

• X33, an Artificial Life machine, battles with its own mortality and individuality after a new Government ruling. • Winner of Best First Time Filmmaker (short film) and nominated for Best Artificial Intelligence Film at Cannes World Film Festival. My debut short film which I was responsible for producing, writing, directing and editing of the film. The budget for this film was entirely raised through Kickstarter, and saw an independent cinema release that sold over 110 tickets across 3 screenings. Starring Kamran Vahabi as X33 and Robert Firth (Guardians of the Galaxy, Snowden) as Martin Bradshaw, the machine's owner. The cast is supported by Lydia Helen (Channel 4's Humans), William Bassoumba, Hattie Hillard and Kane O'Brien. With an original soundtrack composed by Nathan Meneghini and a dystopian sound design by Kane O'Brien.