In an artificial future, the development of high functioning AI has led to the mistreatment of women.
Sci-Fi | Drama - 16 minutes
Writer / Director
Eyes To Film Ltd
Mauro "Kenji" Serra
Amber Doig-Thorne, Peter Wheel-Jones, Peter Breen, Philip Gill, Kasper Lewis, Tahrif Naviq, Poppy Abbott
"New Born projects a dystopian world where the natural is archaic and the artificial is prevailing. Society has been corrupted by the development of female artificial intelligence, manipulating the views of the modern citizen and forcing all women (real and artificial) into a form of modern slavery. I wanted to create a science fiction film that highlights unconscious issues of today and provides Sci-Fi fans with a film that propels them into the future.
As we live in a rapidly changing world, this films story and 'possible future' is relevant in a time when treatment of others is a key debate around the world."
Director - Oli Greck
The Production Journey
Behind the scenes
The original idea for the film was conceived by Oli Greck written to depict a female protagonist trapped in a world that doesn't respect her. The first written version actually turned out to be a sequel to the film that eventually became 'New Born'. Busy on other projects, the original idea was left in a drawer where it grew in Greck's mind. A year later the pen was picked back up and Greck wrote an entirely new prequel that is the film we see today.
Like many short films, a challenge the film faced was a limited budget. It became clear in the early stages that the only way to successfully turnaround production would be to shoot the film in a very short window of time, effectively putting the majority of the production budget into just a few quality days on set. After the cast was confirmed and pre-production was making rapid progress, the director and main cast got together for rehersal and make-up testing, this was the best time to bring the screenplay and characters to life. Due to the thorough pre-production and hardworking cast & crew, the film then went on to wrap it's entire production in just two days. You can see pictures of the production below.
In the UK, the film was assembled by Writer/Director Oli Greck, whilst Mauro Serra was also working on the complex sound design. Meanwhile in Russia, the films composer Monika Mia was hard at work putting together an original score, reminiscent for Sci-Fi lovers. Once the final cut was screen tested and finishing touches were added, the vision for the film was complete. 'New Born' hit the festival circuit at the start of the global pandemic and has since been well received around the globe. Later in 2021, the film will finish it's time on it's festival run an be officially released. Sign up above to get the latest news for the release of the film.
awards | Reviews
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (Academy Award & BAFTA Qualifying)
Sci-Fi & Fantasy