Private Project


A short documentary which examines the moral implications of developing autonomous weapons which have the power to kill without human control.

  • Stop Killer Robots
  • Matthew Harmer
  • Rickey Welch
  • Heather Clark
  • Clare Conboy
    Executive Producer
  • Rickey Welch
    Creative Development
  • Serafima Serafimova
    Creative Development
  • Peter Emery
    Director of Photography
  • Serafima Serafimova
  • Alejandro Callejon
    Motion Graphics
  • Giulia Bavagnoli
    Motion Graphics
  • Pitch & Sync
    Sound Mix
  • Anna Barton
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    47,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Once the film is released online it will be a Vimeo Staff Pick, and will be featured on Directors Notes and Short of the Week
Director Biography - Matthew Harmer

I am an award-winning Director and DOP with over 10 years of experience making films, specialising in documentary and branded content. After starting out in broadcast television, I went on to work for a successful creative agency where I eventually lead the film department. From the Scottish Highlands to Ivorian Jungles, I have made films all over the world, often in extreme conditions and covering sensitive subjects such as male suicide, child sexual exploitation, or the refugee crisis. In 2019 I was one of twelve filmmakers awarded the Barbican Centre Film Grant for my documentary about digital identities.
As well as shooting and directing, I am also an accomplished scriptwriter and films I’ve written have gone on to be recognised in both the D&AD Awards and Vimeo Staff Picks.
I am currently based in London, UK.

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