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'Home'
21 March 2024 7 mins 53s
Who's in charge?
by Jason Stone

The idea of technology achieving a mischievous sentience has become a recurring theme in modern fiction... a kind of paranoid fantasy. Ridley Scott identifies '2001: A Space Odyssey' as the starting point for these notions, and, whether he's right or not, HAL was certainly a scary iteration of it.

In this film – written and directed by Duane Crichton – the computer creating trouble is a Siri/Alexa-style device, and it's acting as an anti--marriage counselling facility. The film successfully taps into a growing fear that computers are swiftly becoming smarter than we are... a notion that has certainly gripped the film industry of late, as well as reflecting a fear that we have sold our privacy in exchange for the cheap thrill of having our social media posts 'liked' by strangers.

Product Category: Short Films

Territory: Canada



Director: Duane Crichton
Producer: Bruno Louza
DOP: Andrew Sneyd
Prod Design: Diana Abbatangelo
Editor: Ross Birchall
VFX: Matt Bilewicz
VFX Supervisor: Phoebe Lorimer
Colourist: Kassi Bellamy
Sound: Jon Lawless
Composer: Stephen Murray / Nicholas Murray
Actor: Lisa Berry / Natalie Brown / Conni Miu / Dion Johnstone
Writer: Duane Crichton

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Short Films
'Home'
21 March 2024 7 mins 53s

Who's in charge?

The idea of technology achieving a mischievous sentience has become a recurring theme in modern fiction... a kind of paranoid fantasy. Ridley Scott identifies '2001: A Space Odyssey' as the starting point for these notions, and, whether he's right or not, HAL was certainly a scary iteration of it.

In this film – written and directed by Duane Crichton – the computer creating trouble is a Siri/Alexa-style device, and it's acting as an anti--marriage counselling facility. The film successfully taps into a growing fear that computers are swiftly becoming smarter than we are... a notion that has certainly gripped the film industry of late, as well as reflecting a fear that we have sold our privacy in exchange for the cheap thrill of having our social media posts 'liked' by strangers.

Product Category: Short Films

Territory: Canada



Director: Duane Crichton
Producer: Bruno Louza
DOP: Andrew Sneyd
Prod Design: Diana Abbatangelo
Editor: Ross Birchall
VFX: Matt Bilewicz
VFX Supervisor: Phoebe Lorimer
Colourist: Kassi Bellamy
Sound: Jon Lawless
Composer: Stephen Murray / Nicholas Murray
Actor: Lisa Berry / Natalie Brown / Conni Miu / Dion Johnstone
Writer: Duane Crichton

Short Films 21 March 2024
'Home' 7 mins 53s

Who's in charge?

by Jason Stone

The idea of technology achieving a mischievous sentience has become a recurring theme in modern fiction... a kind of paranoid fantasy. Ridley Scott identifies '2001: A Space Odyssey' as the starting point for these notions, and, whether he's right or not, HAL was certainly a scary iteration of it.

In this film – written and directed by Duane Crichton – the computer creating trouble is a Siri/Alexa-style device, and it's acting as an anti--marriage counselling facility. The film successfully taps into a growing fear that computers are swiftly becoming smarter than we are... a notion that has certainly gripped the film industry of late, as well as reflecting a fear that we have sold our privacy in exchange for the cheap thrill of having our social media posts 'liked' by strangers.

Product Category: Short Films

Territory: Canada



Director: Duane Crichton
Producer: Bruno Louza
DOP: Andrew Sneyd
Prod Design: Diana Abbatangelo
Editor: Ross Birchall
VFX: Matt Bilewicz
VFX Supervisor: Phoebe Lorimer
Colourist: Kassi Bellamy
Sound: Jon Lawless
Composer: Stephen Murray / Nicholas Murray
Actor: Lisa Berry / Natalie Brown / Conni Miu / Dion Johnstone
Writer: Duane Crichton