Who knows what is behind the 'personal assistant' that is trying to help you live a good life.
The system can't afford for you to be comfortable!
* Specific trigger warning:
graphic depiction of self-harming behaviour such as suicide.
SHORTS PROGRAMME 4
SHORTS PROGRAMME 4 - SAT 21 MAY, 2.00PM
RACHELS DON'T RUN
(Dir: Joanny Causse, 2021, France, English, 15mins) While monitoring late-night calls at an AI companionship service, lonely customer support agent Leah impersonates an artificial dream girl to chat with the regular caller for whom she's developed feelings.
(Dir: Nanci Cruz, 2021, United Kingdom, English, 11mins) Kiara, an AI satellite, is sent to observe a black hole, and forms a friendship with her contact back on Earth.
(Dir: Jared Weber, 2021, United States, English, 8mins) A space captain must overcome her fears and make repairs after taking control of her ship from the ship's AI.
(Dir: Edward J Douglas, 2021, Canada, English, 24mins) All Jody wants is a healthy distraction from a bad breakup, but she begins to fall for her charming AI running trainer.
CAN I HELP? *
(Dir: Rupert Ratcliffe, 2021, United Kingdom, English, 15mins)
A sombre tale of break-up, stress, depression and the danger of trusting in technology.
* Specific trigger warning: graphic depiction of self-harming behaviour such as suicide.
(Dir: Samuel Greco, 2022, United Kingdom, English, 14mins) Goodbyes are easier said than done, moving on is hard, and in the future Grief can be addictive.
(Dir: Rebekah Fortune, 2021, United Kingdom, English, 12mins) A young couple with Down’s syndrome must overcome prejudice and danger to try and save the AI baby they want to adopt.