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The Machine -- Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, designed to help humanity. But things go terribly wrong when the British Government steals their breakthrough and teaches it to become a robotic weapon.

RELEASE DATE:  April 25, 2014


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Caradog W. James (written by)
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Release Date:
21 March 2014 (Greece) See more »
They rise. We fall.
In efforts to construct perfect android killing machines in a war against China, UK scientists exceed their goal and create a sentient cyborg. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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A much more giving and thought provoking than the previous sci-fi movies I have watched. See more (117 total) »


  (in credits order)

Toby Stephens ... Vincent McCarthy

Caity Lotz ... Ava / The Machine

Denis Lawson ... Thomson

Sam Hazeldine ... James

Pooneh Hajimohammadi ... Suri

John-Paul Macleod ... Paul Dawson (as John Paul Macleod)
Helen Griffin ... Paul Dawson's Mother

Siwan Morris ... Lucy
Nicola Reynolds ... Joan
Jade Croot ... Mary

Jonathan Byrne ... Tim (as Jonathan Christian Byrne)

Alan Low ... Assassin

Sule Rimi ... Technician (Dr. Giwa-Amu)
Joshua Higgott ... Assistant (Dr. James)
Giles Thomas ... Dr. Henning
Cornelius Garrett ... Doctor GP
Sam Ellis ... Surgeon
Richard Shackley ... Checkpoint Guard
Daniel Llewelyn-Williams ... Squadron Commander
Dafydd Emyr ... Armed Military Policeman

Ben McGregor ... Implant Soldier Ben
Clark Fisher ... Implant Soldier Clark
Gareth Jones ... Implant Soldier Ryan
Paul James ... Doctor (on computer screen)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Winkler ... Newsreader (credit only)

Lee Paul Atkinson ... Captive Soldier (uncredited)
James Burn ... Soldier (uncredited)

Lee Nicholas Harris ... Implant Soldier Harris (uncredited)
Stuart Matthews ... Soldier (uncredited)
John Stylianou ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Caradog W. James  (as Caradog James)
Writing credits
Caradog W. James (written by) (as Caradog James)

Produced by
Jamie Carmichael .... executive producer
Paul Eyres .... executive producer
John Giwa-Amu .... producer
Robert Graham .... Executive Producer
Caradog W. James .... executive producer
Alan Martin .... executive producer
Ali Pour .... executive producer
Meinir Stoutt .... line producer
Jonathan Willis .... associate producer
Tracie Wright .... line producer: additional photography
Original Music by
Tom Raybould (original music by)
Cinematography by
Nicolai Brüel 
Film Editing by
Matt Platts-Mills 
Casting by
Manuel Puro 
Production Design by
Erik Rehl 
Art Direction by
Jamie MacWilliam 
Set Decoration by
Gwyneth Binyon 
Costume Design by
Chrissie Pegg 
Makeup Department
Jody Amner .... trainee makeup artist
Robbie Drake .... prosthetic artist
Danielle Stuart .... assistant makeup artist
Harriet Thompson .... makeup artist
Harriet Thompson .... prosthetics artist
JoJo Williams .... makeup artist
Jenna Wrage .... makeup department head
Production Management
Mike Morrison .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seth Adams .... first assistant director
Iain Atkinson .... second assistant director: additional photography
James Chambers .... third assistant director: additional photography
Charles Curran .... second assistant director
Marie Devautour .... third assistant director
Guy Murray-Brown .... third assistant director
Matt Platts-Mills .... second unit director
Mick Ward .... first assistant director: additional photography
Art Department
Holly Badenoch .... stand-by props
Lauran Belcher .... set dresser
Laura France .... set dresser
James Gardiner .... assistant art director
Warren Lever .... construction manager
Chris Musselle .... props
Ellie Pash .... production buyer
Mitch Silcock .... assistant art director
Vicki Stevenson .... art department assistant
Sophie Tarver .... prop maker
Ben Tooher .... assistant property master
Mathew Tooher .... property master
Sound Department
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist
Ed Brookes .... boom operator
Malcolm Davies .... production sound mixer
Malcolm Davies .... sound mixer
Samuel Dawe .... 2nd sound assistant
Sarah Elias .... foley editor
Will Everett .... foley mixer
Tom Heuzenroeder .... supervising sound effects editor
Steve Jablonski .... sound assistant
Jon Joyce .... sound effects editor
Paul McFadden .... sound re-recording mixer
Ian Morgan .... dialogue editor
John Thorpe .... boom operator: additional photography
Matthew Weeks .... production sound mixer: additional photography
Special Effects by
Paul Hyett .... head prosthetics
George Morris .... armourer
Calab Strange .... armourer
Matthew Strange .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Sergi Arbones .... generalist technical director: Minimo VFX
Felix Balbas .... visual effects supervisor: Minimo VFX
Tom Barry .... junior motion graphics artist
Daniel Buhigas .... lighting technical director: Minimo VFX
Daniel Buhigas .... visual effects supervisor: Minimo VFX
Christian Bull .... creature designer: Minimo VFX
Hannah Durham .... production assistant
Jonathan Edwards .... production support
Maurizio Giglioli .... visual effects supervisor: Minimo VFX
Amélie Guyot .... matchmove artist: Peanut
Lee Hallett .... cg artist
Myfanwy Harris .... visual effects
Alex Hollowood .... matte painter
Glyn Jenkins .... visual effects artist
Toke Jepsen .... visual effects artist
Arianna Lago .... compositor: Minimo VFX
Christian Lett .... visual effects supervisor
Rick Mabey .... production support
Giuliana Marenghi .... visual effects coordinator
Jay Murray .... junior compositor: Bait Studio
Paul Nicholas .... concept artist
Cale Pugh .... compositor
Sara Rebuli .... visual effects producer: Minimo VFX
Jon Rennie .... visual effects producer
Peter Rogers .... vfx production manager
Fiona Russell .... generalist technical director: Minimo VFX
James Sellers .... matchmover
Tom Tatchell .... junior visual effects artist (as Thomas Tatchell)
Martyn Western .... visual effects artist
Anthony Williams .... compositor
Llyr Williams .... visual effects supervisor
Roberto Zincone .... generalist technical director: Minimo VFX
Gordon Alexander .... stunt performer
David Anders .... stunt performer
Peter Guiney .... stunt performer
Russell MacLeod .... assistant stunt coordinator
Russell MacLeod .... stunt performer
Rick Manning .... stunt performer
Peter Pedrero .... stunt coordinator
David Sharpe .... stunt performer
John Sharpe .... stunt performer
Sy Turner .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Ball .... best boy: additional photography
Barney Batchelor .... clapper loader: additional photography
Alia Bianco .... second unit focus puller
Duncan Birnie .... camera trainee
Brian Bosanko .... lighting & electrical trainee
Keefa Chan .... digital image technician
Simon E. Davies .... grip (as Simon Davies)
Andy Ellaway .... second unit gaffer
Steve Fox .... electrician
Sarah Gardiner .... focus puller: additional photography
Steve Grant .... electrician
Sean A. Harding .... grip assistant
Sean A. Harding .... grip trainee (as Sean Harding)
Tony Hortop .... electrician
Geraint James .... still photographer
Kerr Loy .... digital imaging technician
Mark Mavrinac .... key grip
Alanna Miejluk .... digital image technician
Theo Milford .... gaffer: additional photography
Ray Orton .... second unit cinematographer
Steven Owen .... second unit assistant camera
Angelika Padberg .... electrician
Jens Bo Poulsen .... best boy
Andrea Quaglio .... focus puller
Daniel Roche .... camera trainee
Gary Shaw .... cinematographer: additional photography
Mike Sherno .... rigging electrician
Sy Turner .... lighting & electrical trainee
Jacob Østergaard .... gaffer
Animation Department
Roberto Zincone .... animator
Casting Department
Manuel Puro .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benbow .... costume assistant
Elaine Morse .... costume assistant
Katy Ordonez .... costume assistant (as Katie Ordonez)
Editorial Department
Jamie Adams .... first assistant editor
Cameron Arguelles .... encoding technician
James Long .... post-production coordinator
Tobias James Tomkins .... colorist
Tobias James Tomkins .... on-line editor
Victoria Webbley .... assistant editor
Music Department
Mark Lo .... executive music producer
Other crew
Judith Baugin .... Head of International Marketing
Pauline Burt .... financier representative
Roxanne Cuenca .... script supervisor
Creative Deisgn .... student
James Fox .... insurance broker
Owain Gillard .... film finance representative
Paras Haj .... production accountant
Sarah Harper .... production co-ordinator
Anthony Jones .... location manager
Rory Jones .... production assistant
Josie Morgan .... production assistant
Colin Oliver .... technical advisor
Adam Partridge .... financier representative
Marcin Szczepaniak .... production accountant
Connor Hamilton Thomas .... floor runner
Harry White .... Head of Sales
Sinead O'Brien .... special thanks: graphic design
Jack Page .... special thanks (Graphic Design)
Jonathon Parker .... special thanks
Adam Partridge .... thanks
Alesja Surubkina .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for violence and some language
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The "Military Base" scenes were filmed at Greenham Common, United Kingdom.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Close to the end of the film, Machine is shot by the soldiers at close range, but her clothes show no signs of stress or bullet holes.See more »
[first lines]
Vincent:[checking his pupils] Paul? Paul, can you hear me? Paul? Okay, turn the implant on.
computer:Brain implant activated.
Vincent:Hello. Do you know your name?
Paul Dawson:[no]
Vincent:Do you know what happened?
Paul Dawson:[no]
Lucy:You're a soldier. Your name is Paul Dawson. You were shot in the head and your brain in damaged. We're going to test how well Vincent's implant has repaired that damage.
Paul Dawson:I want my mum.
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Movie Connections:
References Avatar (2009)See more »
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46 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
A much more giving and thought provoking than the previous sci-fi movies I have watched., 15 April 2014
Author: taivaanpukki from Finland

Nowadays they make 200 million dollar brain-off movies, which I wouldn't even watch on a Friday night, tired from work and wanting to relax. Nowadays many sci-fi movies are just trying to rule the box office stats.

I love sci-fi genre as in general. Just not most of the movies they make in that genre. But this film was truly a positive sensation! I see this movie divides people on two cages: "Me ragehate" and the ones who really enjoyed.

Movie succeeds to keep the tension and atmosphere on the level you progressively want it to be. Acting also is very solid. This movie doesn 't do the down-curve in which point you go make your sandwich, this one keeps you sitting the hole way. As people usually take the sci-fi genre to be full of ships, lasers and mysteries of anykind, this movie sticks on one thing. It is not good to compose too much on one song. You want to be able to focus on one thing at a time. I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did!

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