The Machine, new Brit SciFi flick: Script To Screen

Room: D202/3

with Caradog James and John Giwa-Amu
moderated by Tony Lee

The Machine, new Brit SciFi flick: Script To Screen image

Read the script, watch the film at a PRIVATE screening on Friday night of LSF and attend the session the following day where we deconstruct the journey of the project from idea, script, shoot, edit and final distribution.

NOTE: This film is NOT available anywhere and is being screened especially for LSF delegates.

SYNOPSIS
With an impoverished world plunged into a Cold War with a new enemy, Britain’s Ministry of Defense is on the brink of developing a game-changing weapon. Lead scientist Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens) provides the answer with his creation, ‘The Machine’- an android with unrivalled physical and processing skills. When a programming glitch causes an early prototype to destroy his lab, McCarthy enlists artificial intelligence expert Ava (Caity Lotz) to help him harness the full potential of a truly conscious fighting machine.

‘The Machine’, was selected from over 6000 films to premiere in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Reviews described it as:

‘Perfect, heartbreaking… The best film of Tribeca 2013′ Sound on Sight

‘Slickly designed and beautiful…  great prosthetics, VFX designs… a pro-science, anti-war fable.’ Fangoria

The Machine is a strange and gorgeously shot sci-fi thriller with an intriguing thematic undercurrent about the ever-blurring boundaries between people and machines.’ The Week 

‘Slick and thought-provoking… James’ direction captures the feel of a still hopeful dystopia with flourishes of stark, foreboding imagery that shows an eye for what makes a particular shot look epic even when it’s just a close-up. It’s Zen and the Art of Sci-Fi’ Dread Central