Programme 1: Fables for Robots

Screenings

MELITA

dir. Nicolas Alcala

USA 2017

24 minutes

EXTRAVAGANZA

dir. Ethan Shaftel

USA 2017

6 minutes

Programme 1: Fables for Robots

Every day at 11:00 Melita - Extravaganza

MELITA


In 2026, the world is rapidly deteriorating due to climate change. Anaaya, a brilliant Inuit female scientist, is appointed to find a planet that humans can inhabit. She’s joined by Melita, an advanced A.I. sent to help her on the task. Together, they will embark on a journey against time to save humanity from extinction.

EXTRAVAGANZA


EXTRAVAGANZA mixes 3D animation and live-action footage in a short immersive satire. When viewing the film with a VR headset, we become a puppet trapped in a stunningly offensive puppet show. Instead of being a consumer, we find ourselves in the novel position of being 'consumed', performing for an executive (Paul Scheer) and confronted with his blind spots and prejudices. Can technology change society for the better, or does it just magnify our worst traits in new ways? Starring Paul Scheer (30 Rock, The League, Fresh Off the Boat), John Gemberling (Broad City, Marry Me), Will Greenberg (Wrecked, Workaholics) and Annie Tedesco (Granite Flats, NCIS).