The Bionic Girl

The film's protagonist is a 17-year-old girl named Charlotte who meets with a tragic car accident, and wakes up in the hospital to realize that her arm and leg have been replaced by bionic prosthetics. It is essentially about how she deals with the challenges of having the new body parts and how her peers' attitudes are changing towards her.

(This film has been supported by a Tick Production Bursary from Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds).

  • Tonje Ness Meinhardt
  • Callum Oakaby Wright
  • Nikhil Shetty
  • Scarlett Marshall
    Key Cast
  • Leila Reid
    Key Cast
  • Carl Russell
    Key Cast
  • Stephen Atkins
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 19, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    941 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Tonje Ness Meinhardt

Tonje is a Norwegian filmmaker that newly completed her final year within Film- & TV-Production in the UK. She has produced 12 student productions in Norway the last two years, where she has tried every role within a film production. She has done paid work within film each summer for over four years, at the largest open-air theatre in Scandinavia, along with working in commercials.

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Director Statement

"The Bionic Girl" is based on a Norwegian novella that I wrote a year ago. The fascination for todays technology inspired me to write it, and to make a film out of it. But I did not want it to be a typical superhero movie, she is not a "Terminator". I wanted the story to be set in a normal girl's life, at school, surrounded by friends and enemies. As a crew we wanted the audience to pay attention to the emotional part of the story, rather than the bionic, physical part. As a team we are proud of the result, and want to give the film a chance at different festivals around the world.