As part of the annual Mindshare Huddle, exploring the future of technology and communication, Gunpowder & Sky asked us onto their panel to discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on storytelling. Can an algorithm learn to tell more captivating, even diverse, stories than humans? Or will storytelling remain the last stronghold of our species as automation sweeps into all aspects of our life. And how can we tell stories together? Isn't story-reading the real value of a narrative, and doesn't that require consciousness? An endless and fascinating topic which we enjoyed dissecting with co-panelists The Brother's Lynch and a curious-minded audience.
Libby-Jane Charleston, the Editor of the wonderful digital magazine Women Love Tech, interviewed us for Huffington Post Australia on shifts in sci-fi and gender (im)balance in the film industry. We've really enjoyed being asked engaging questions in recent interviews, though our subsequent essays can't always be easy to edit down...
We were very pleased to read the Take One review of Caleb in association with the screening at the Reel Women January event on the 26th at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse . Please join us if you can. There's also some more insight into the thought process behind the story in their interview section.
We spent an energetic, exhausting and inspiring time at the 15th Tribeca Film Festival, from early morning press-screenings, talks, workshops and galas (and mmmaybe a touch of dancing). Highlights include the masterclass 'Prepping your shoot' with Catherine Hardwicke (what a whirlwind of energy that woman is), Ira Sachs talking to Andrea Arnold about her latest project (can't wait to see it) and working with street-cast actors and the premiere of Rafael Palacio Illingworth's 'Between Us', a movingly acted film about the push and pull of a 30something couple. We'll be back.
Happy Spring! Caleb will be screened in two really awesome festivals this April and May. The 13th London Independent Film Festival and the 16th SCI-FI London Film Festival. Watch this space for dates, locations and times!