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Child Machine

science fiction
Project Status

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

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
500000 €
500000 €
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Contact name
Tõnu Hiielaid
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Contact address
Telliskivi 57, 10412 Tallinn, Estonia