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Real Artists (2017)

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In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job, but, when she discovers the truth of the modern 'creative' process, she must make a hard choice about her passion for film.

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Cameo Wood

Writers:

Ken Liu (based on the short story), Cameo Wood
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tamlyn Tomita ... Anne Palladon
Tiffany Hines ... Sophia Baker
Natalie Conneely ... TRC Agent
Connie Jo Sechrist ... Receptionist
Ryon Lane ... Evil Corporate Lawyer
Sammy Wegent Sammy Wegent ... Recruiter Man
Lili Schafer Lili Schafer ... Big Semi
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Against all odds, Sophia Baker just scored her dream interview at the world-famous Semaphore Animation Studios -- who'd have thought a fan edit of one of their hit films could land her a shot at a job? But when she meets arch, mysterious executive Anne Palladon, she soon learns all is not as she expects behind the curtain. Every instinct Sophia has ever had about art in filmmaking is about to be challenged. Based on Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning author Ken Liu's short story of the same name, Real Artists asks a poignant question: In a dystopian near-future where big data, AI and natural language processing learn and create quickly and at massive scale, what role can a single artist play? Is Sophia a creative rebel who can make a difference? Or is the situation more serious than that? Written by Production team

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Big Semi designer Matt Evans designs UI for both Facebook and Apple. See more »

Quotes

Sophia Baker: Who is that?
Anne Palladon: John Henry. He built railroads in the nineteenth century. When steam-powered hammers were introduced to replace the building crews, John Henry challenged a steam hammer to a race to see who could finish faster.
Sophia Baker: Did he win?
Anne Palladon: Yes, He won, but as soon as the race ended he died of exhaustion. The steam hammers got faster every year, and no one ever challenged them again.
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Sympatico Jack is actually gaffer Ellie's dog. He was on the set during production. See more »

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