Experiencing Interruptions?


Cybele, one of the many salespeople working for Ex Nihilo Robotics, is preparing the latest items for display at the Home Robotics Expo. She gets news that the tech team in charge of setting up the prototype is going to be massively delayed. Cybele is going to have to set up the prototype herself, something she’s not done before. The prototype, M1DAS, is an android child designed to adapt perfectly to a parent’s preferences. With a clear handbook, her trusty laptop, and a direct connection to HQ, setting up little MIDAS, the prototype, should be a piece of cake. That’s until MIDAS wakes up and behaves irregularly and she gradually loses control of the situation and of her-self.

  • Razan Takash
    Shah Mat, Scrap
  • Nidal Morra
  • Nechteh Apelian
    Shah Mat, Scrap
  • Dana Dajani
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Al Khateib
    Key Cast
    "M1das "
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    12 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Country of Filming:
    United Arab Emirates
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Director Biography - Razan Takash

Razan Takash is a filmmaker and an award winning director from Jordan currently living in the UAE. She is also a social media content creator and well known movie reviewer. Razan holds a Masters in Fine Arts in directing from RSICA . Her skills include writing, directing and producing for television and film in a wide variety of projects, from intimate films and art house projects produced independently, local and regional series for television networks, to Hollywood blockbusters and franchises. She has dedicated a large portion of her career working on reality and documentary television content focusing on using actuality to tell stories which has made her highly experienced in handling unpredictable productions. Razan holds a Masters in Fine Arts in directing from the Red Sea Institute for Cinematic Arts (RSICA) as part of a film MFA program under USC.

Currently she works full-time as an assistant professor at the American University in the Emirates at the College of Media and Mass Communication. She also headlines her own movie review show "Razz Reviews" on YouTube. She wrote and directed the winning film "Shah Mat" which received the 1st place award at the 48hour Film Project Dubai 2016 where she also received awards for "Best Director" and "Best Special Effects/Post Production". Her latest work includes directing two seasons of children's TV shows for Majid Kids TV, working on the Maggie Diaries for MBC and she's been involved on the ground on the sets of films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Zero Dark Thirty.

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Director Statement

With this film I wanted to address my own fear of motherhood and how I feel like it's coded within me like a program that will take over no matter how many blockers are placed before it. As a woman from the Middle East who loves Fantasy and Sci-fi cinema it is almost impossible to find any kind of support or platform for myself. Therefore this film was made with a mixture of tenacity, perseverance, passion and begging. It was made non the less and I'm proud of that.