In a world where human’s faces are brightened out by the light from their smart phones, a man buys an android in order to experience simulated human interaction. After exploring romantic scenarios together, the android finds the man’s smart phone and is instantly attracted to it, becoming like all humans with brightened out faces. She leaves the man alone, who becomes desperate when he realises that his phone is gone. For the first time, he sees his own face. Desperately calling for help in the streets, the crowd starts filming him instead of helping him.

  • Nicolai Kornum
  • Josh Brandao
  • Josh Brandao
  • Nicolai Kornum
  • Josh Brandao
  • Nicolai Kornum
  • Thomas Inge
    Key Cast
  • Jordan Ebbitt
    Key Cast
  • Einat Dan
    Make Up Artist
  • Thomas Petraccaro
  • Jan-Michael Coetzee
  • Nicolai Kornum
    Editor and Visual Effects
  • Nicolai Kornum
    Director of Photography
  • Josh Brandao
    Art Director
  • Josh Brandao
    Fashion Director
  • Ruby Hoshangi
    Hair Stylist
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 21, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    BMPC 2160p 4k UHD dng
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    July 22, 2017
    World Premiere
    International Fashion Film Awards Global Excellence Best Directors 2017
Director Biography - Nicolai Kornum, Josh Brandao

Josh Brandao, based in London and working internationally, Josh Brandão is a multi-award winning Fashion Photographer and Filmmaker and a member of the British Association of Photographers. 
His interest for the performative and artistic aspects of Fashion led him to do a Master degree in Fashion Photography at the London College of Fashion after a completing a Bachelor degree in Designing for Performance at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. 
Josh's style ranges from cinematic and classic to conceptual and experimental in both still photography and filmmaking, working with fashion films, music videos, brand promos, fashion editorials, fashion campaigns and designer's look books. He also teaches creative photography workshops in Europe and Asia, including a 5-day workshop in Taiwan, teachings at the University of Arts in London and upcoming workshops in Mexico, Italy and Miami. In 2017, Josh will be a member of the Jury of both Miami Fashion Film Festival and International Fashion Film Awards (La Jolla FFF, CA). 
Recently, Josh had the honour to have personal mentorship with renowned photographer/filmmaker Nick Knight and in 2016, Josh's work was personally selected by singer Madonna and used as official promotion for the world network premiere of her Rebel Heart Tour on Showtime.  
His work aims to explore the merging of fashion, art and storytelling in a creative, engaging and thought provoking way. 

Nicolai Kornum is an Award winning Film Director, Cinematographer and Visual Effects Artist.
8 Years’ experience as 1st A.D(First Assistant Director) in Feature Films, TV-Drama and Commercials. Attended European Film College (Editing, Directing) and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with a degree in Lighting Design, show calling and Technical Theatre. Worked as Production Stage Manager and Lighting Designer in and around London’s West End. Internationally published Photographer and external lecturer at Coventry University London. Film -Producer, -Director, -Photographer and -Editor at BlitzWerk Studio, London, which is behind several Internationally awarded Fashion Films.

Worked with Danish Film Director’s Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, Niels Arden Oplev & Bille August. Worked amongst others with Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Aiden Quinn, Kelly Preston, Asa Butterfield, Nicholas Hoult, Andy Serkis, Cee Lo Green and Claire Danes, and has been running the shoot on several LEGO commercials.

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Director Statement

Robots is taking place in a perhaps not so distant dystopian world where tangible human interaction has been completely substituted by the cyber world of digital devices, ANDROIDS is a juxtaposition of Nostalgia and Modernity, mixing elements of past, present and future. The story questions if perhaps we are not neglecting interacting with the physical world around us over the speediness and endless possibilities of the little devices we all carry.
The film is visually inspired by films such as “Blade Runner”, “Metropolis”, “A.I.”, the original “Twilight Zone” series amongst others.