Raw Data

A chilling sci-fi horror film that delves into the consequences of a groundbreaking scientific discovery as two scientists engage in a fateful discussion.

  • Christine Jansen
  • Scott Nelson
    Remembrance of a Forgotten Man, A Lust for Time, Day Zero, and Home for Aged Time Travelers
  • Taso Zouroudis
    Static Cling, Pickings, On a Country Road, and Can't Breathe
  • Gustave Whinnery
    The Big Noir 2, The Unhandymen, Callejero, and Escape from Area 51
  • Yvonne Chan
    Key Cast
    "Andrea Lee"
    My Heavenly City, Counterblow, No Other Gods But Me, and Mini-Mocks
  • Jaime Snyder
    Key Cast
    "Patty Serling"
    The Revelations of Gavin Grey, The Man Upstairs, and A Cup Full of Crazy
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  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Horror
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital-Panasonic Lumix S1H
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Director Biography - Christine Jansen

Christine Jansen (she/her) is an accomplished producer, director, editor, and the owner of Beautiful Darkness Productions. With over 20 years of experience in video production and marketing, Jansen brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to her work in the film industry. Her diverse background includes roles such as Event Video Creator, Senior Designer, Research and Instruction Librarian, and School Library Media Specialist, where she taught a video production course.

Jansen's educational journey has further shaped her artistic perspective. She holds an AAS in Graphic Design from the County College of Morris, a BFA in Art Video with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises from Syracuse University, and a MLIS from Rutgers University. This unique blend of graphic design, entrepreneurship, and library science has enriched her creative approach, allowing her to seamlessly navigate the multifaceted roles required to create and market her films.

Passionate about pushing boundaries and exploring the depths of human emotion, Jansen has recently transitioned her focus from video production to filmmaking, finding immense joy in this new artistic venture. Her vision as a filmmaker is driven by a commitment to creating visually stunning and emotionally captivating films that embrace inclusivity, darkness, and provocation.

Inspired and influenced by acclaimed directors such as Jordan Peele, David Lynch, David Fincher, Andrei Tarkovsky, Federico Fellini, Bob Fosse, and Sofia Coppola, Jansen aspires to create cinematic experiences that leave a lasting impact. Her goal is to haunt audiences with thought-provoking narratives and intricate storytelling that lingers in their minds long after the credits roll.

Central to Jansen's artistic mission is her dedication to fostering diversity and inclusivity in the industry. She firmly believes that amplifying a wide range of voices and perspectives is essential to creating powerful and resonant content that speaks to diverse audiences. Committed to this principle, she actively seeks out and supports emerging talent from all backgrounds, working with collaborators who share her passion for inclusivity.

Christine Jansen is a filmmaker on a mission to create visually stunning and emotionally captivating films that challenge conventions and expand the boundaries of storytelling. With her extensive experience, commitment to diversity, and passion for pushing creative limits, she is poised to make a lasting impact in the world of cinema.

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Director Statement

RAW DATA explores the moral and existential dilemmas that arise when two scientists find themselves entangled in a fateful discussion, uncovering a horrifying truth.

At its core, RAW DATA serves as a poignant reflection on resource depletion and its far-reaching consequences. The film invites viewers to confront the reality of overconsumption and the unsustainable exploitation of our planet's resources. The haunting notion that another civilization is driven to such extremes due to their planet's scarcity serves as a cautionary tale, provoking contemplation on our own practices and the imperative for sustainable living.

Furthermore, RAW DATA delves into the depths of survival and the human condition. The film examines the lengths to which individuals are willing to go to survive. It poses challenging questions about the nature of empathy, sacrifice, and the intrinsic value of human life in the face of extreme circumstances. By immersing the audience in this unnerving narrative, we aim to provoke introspection and foster a deeper understanding of the complexities inherent in our existence.

Visually, RAW DATA embraces a dark and atmospheric aesthetic to amplify the tension and unease experienced by the characters and the audience alike. Through evocative cinematography and haunting imagery, we strive to convey the visceral emotions and moral dilemmas at play, heightening the impact of the film's thematic exploration.

Ultimately, RAW DATA is an invitation to engage with pressing issues that resonate in our world today. It urges viewers to reflect on their own relationship with the environment, their capacity for empathy and sacrifice, and the choices we must make as a global community to ensure a sustainable future.

As the director of RAW DATA, my aim is to immerse audiences in a thought-provoking cinematic experience that challenges societal norms and prompts critical reflection. I believe that through the power of storytelling, we can inspire dialogue and action towards a more conscious and responsible world.