Already deep into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defence seeks a game-changing weapon and enlists brilliant programmer Vincent McCarthy to research and develop a cybernetic super soldier in a secret governmental lab. When a programming bug causes his prototype to run amok, McCarthy takes his obsessive efforts underground, far away from inquisitive eyes. Soon he has perfected the ideal marriage of human and machine in his ultimate creation, a beautiful and dangerous being that may be the key to ending the endless war, but a sentience stirring inside the machine puts everyone’s plans in jeopardy.
With rare vision, jaw-dropping special effects and Caity Lotz’s (The Pact) versatile and nuanced interpretation of a machine that may be the most human character of all, visionary director Caradog James fully realizes his unique future dystopia. The Machine is an entertaining, thought-provoking techno romance and the latest gripping sci-fi adventure to come out of the U.K.
Length: 92 minutes
Director: Caradog James
Screenwriter: Caradog James
Producer: John Giwa-Amu
Editor: Matt Platts Mills
Associate Producer: Alan Moss, Jonathan Willis
Cinematographer: Nicolaj Bruel
Executive Producer: Ali Pour, Jamie Carmichael, Alan Martin, Paul Eyres, Robert Graham, Stephen Davies
Composer: Christian Henson
Cast: Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson, Sam Hazeldine, Pooneh Hajimohammadi
CARADOG JAMES’s 2006 feature, Little White Lies, garnered five BAFTA Cymru Award nominations, winning for Best Actor and Best Actress; won numerous awards at European film festivals; and was listed in Variety’s top ten British films of the year. He is currently working on two new genre projects for Dan Films and Red and Black Films.