A short sci-fi film set in the middle of the 21st century, that centres around reclusive, retired tech company CEO David Hinton's attempts to teach AI how to experience and process true human emotions.
Loop is an artistic exploration of a simple hypothesis: emotion cannot be programmed, it must be felt and experienced to be real.
I started exploring this concept while observing my young son discover and display new emotions through his own direct experience and contact with others. He was learning to process the feelings of anger, joy, disappointment, sadness, and I found this progression of maturity fascinating and insightful. I started to question whether replicating an emotive incident could result in a similar reaction every time and, if so, could we program a machine to feel?
Festivals and Features:
Screened at Portland Film Festival, Berlin Sci-Fi, Brooklyn Sci-Fi.
Featured on Short of The Week - https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2021/04/19/loop/
Boooooooooom - https://tv.booooooom.com/2021/01/27/premiere-loop-stuart-langfield/
Film Shortage - https://filmshortage.com/shorts/loop/
Beyond The Short - https://www.beyondtheshort.com/watch/loop-stuart-langfield
Retrospective of Jupiter - https://retrospectiveofjupiter.com/films/loop/
Writer & Director - Stuart Langfield
A Very Polite Film
Producer - Adam MaruniakExecutive Producer - Dylan Rekert
Starring:Michael J.Rogers - DavidValeriia Polishchuk - BecaTatenda Hatugari - Isaac
Director of Photography - Cole GrahamEditor - Jennifer MackieCasting - Kara Eide & Kris WoznesenskyWardrobe - Yaw ObrenuHair & Makeup - Hyesoo Sohn
1st AD - Anaisa Visser1st AC - Alex Robichaud2nd AC - Olly BianGaffer - Jordan FindlayKey Grip - Nelson LanguedocSwing - Jesse GoertzGrip - Yorke GrahamSet Dresser - Breanna Mcgowan
Colourist - Sam GillingComposer & Sound Designer - Ryland HaggisSound Mixer - Charles AdamsSound Mix - Justin AucoinGraphic Designer - Mark BulfordMatte Painter - Stephen Kirby