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LOOP

Narrative

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: 

Portland Film Festival, Berlin Sci-Fi Festival, Brooklyn Sci-Fi Festival, Booooooooom, Film Shortage, Beyond The Short, Retrospective of Jupiter.

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Credits:

Writer & Director - Stuart Langfield

A Very Polite Film

Producer - Adam Maruniak
Executive Producer - Dylan Rekert

Starring:
Michael J.Rogers - David
Valeriia Polishchuk - Beca
Tatenda Hatugari - Isaac

Director of Photography - Cole Graham
Editor - Jennifer Mackie
Casting - Kara Eide & Kris Woznesensky
Wardrobe - Yaw Obrenu
Hair & Makeup - Hyesoo Sohn

1st AD - Anaisa Visser
1st AC - Alex Robichaud
2nd AC - Olly Bian
Gaffer - Jordan Findlay
Key Grip - Nelson Languedoc
Swing - Jesse Goertz
Grip - Yorke Graham
Set Dresser - Breanna Mcgowan

Colourist - Sam Gilling
Composer & Sound Designer - Ryland Haggis
Sound Mixer - Charles Adams
Sound Mix - Justin Aucoin
Graphic Designer - Mark Bulford
Matte Painter - Stephen Kirby

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