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Child Machine

Country
Estonia
Genre
science fiction
Project Status
Post-production
Synopsis

A 9-year-old girl gets accidentally trapped in a secret bunker where an AI-start-up is nearing the completion of a super intelligent AI. Both the girl and the machine want to escape.

Child Machine is a science fiction adventure exploring the themes of machine superintelligence, human stupidity, and AI value misalignment.

Directors note

Director:
Rain Rannu is an Estonian film director who often tackles the topics of technology and its impact on society. Child Machine is his third feature film. His latest narrative feature is the critically acclaimed start-up comedy Chasing Unicorns (PÖFF Baltic Competition, 2019). He is also the director of the first Estonian virtual reality narrative short Beqaa VR (2018). Together with producer Tõnu Hiielaid, Rain is a founder of indie production company Tallifornia.

Production company and producer:
Tallifornia is an indie film production company founded in 2018 by Rain Rannu and Tõnu Hiielaid that focuses exclusively on narrative features. Tallifornia produces 2-4 full-length films per year. Recently, Tallifornia has produced Chasing Unicorns by Rain Rannu (PÖFF Baltic Competition, 2019) and Kratt by Rasmus Merivoo in 2020 (Just Film FF 2020, BIFAN 2021, Fantasia 2021). Currently, Tallifornia has three features in post-production and three going into production in 2022.

Original title
Child Machine
Budget
500000 €
Financed
500000 €
Looking for
sales agent, distributors, streamers
Episode duration
95
Director
Rain Rannu
Screenwriter
Rain Rannu
Cast
Johann Urb, Anna Elisabeth Leetmäe, Yulin Ng, Priit Pius, Ivo Uukkivi, Tom Urb
Producer
Tõnu Hiielaid, Rain Rannu
Cinematographer
Ants Tammik
Production
Tallifornia
Contact name
Tõnu Hiielaid
Contact email
tinamount@tallifornia.com
Contact web
http://tallifornia.com
Contact address
Telliskivi 57, 10412 Tallinn, Estonia