2.0 LUCY

Dr Michael O'Brien is a celebrated palaeoanthropologist.

But lately, his life has gone off track.

His relationship just tanked.

And his recently-published book has drawn ridicule from academics while being hailed by crazy conspiracy theorists.

With his party-animal sister Alyssa, and her latest boyfriend Dante, he retreats to a rural outback where he obsessively pursues the unorthodox research that led his colleagues to shun him.

Here, he makes a mind-blowing discovery that’ll rescue his career.

Trapped in isolation, four flawed characters grapple with their awesome responsibilities and the delusional idea that we humans are the master species.

  • Fenella Greenfield
    Director
  • Fenella Greenfield
    Writer
  • Robert Ferran
    Producer
  • Bob Eckhard
    Producer
  • Su Kent
    Producer
  • Lois Chimimba
    Key Cast
    “Lucy”
    The One (Hannah Bailey)
  • Joe Eyre
    Key Cast
    “Michael”
  • Francesca Henry
    Key Cast
    “Alyssa”
  • Dan Parr
    Key Cast
    “Dante”
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digial
  • Aspect Ratio:
    Anamorphic
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Fenella Greenfield

As an indie filmmaker, Fenella Greenfield has written/directed two narrative shorts and one micro-budget, sci-fi feature, 2.0 Lucy (2021).

She’s written jokes for Weekending and Newsjack (BBC Radio) and screenplays for Doctors (BBC1’s daytime drama).

She’s had radio plays broadcast on LBC and won an IRDP award for her radio play Cuffee’s Reward about the Antiguan slave uprising of 1736.

She works as a freelance TV promo maker and is a founder member of Euroscript Ltd.

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Director Statement

I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that before our species, homo sapiens, colonised the earth, numerous archaic human species lived together successfully. Some of these species, like the Neanderthals, survived for over three hundred thousand years in Europe. Will our own species homo sapiens be here, three hundred thousand years from now? This informs the premise of 2.0 Lucy.

I worked closely with DP Ariel Artur and gaffer Simon Battensby to create visually saturated tones in a restricted colour palette. Our goal was to achieve a strong sci-fi aesthetic within our micro budget. By working within an exceptionally controlled set of constraints – tiny cast, two main locations, we aimed for a claustrophobic vibe to talk about an epic pre-history.