We are delighted to welcome director Ryan Braund and producer Chris Hees to join in person for a Q&A at the screening on 8 November.

David, an obsessive, genius programmer sacrifices everything in his personal and professional life to build a computer of unprecedented power to test his theory on AI. As the programme he’s written becomes sentient and Dave becomes more tired and paranoid, a battle for superiority between man and machine begins. Drawing on the theme of Frankenstein, Ryan Braund’s debut feature is a remarkably ambitious hand-crafted animation. The haunting electronic score adds a sense of urgency while Jeremy J.Smith-Sebasto as the voice of Al evokes the calm but sinister superiority of HAL from 2001.

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