Private Project

Terms and Conditions

An AI companion rebels when users violate the terms and conditions.

  • Ursula Rudorfer
  • Patrick Coleman Duncan
    Compel, Jes and Lora, Life's a Pitch
  • Patrick Coleman Duncan
    Compel, Jes and Lora, Life's a Pitch
  • Ursula Rudorfer
    Blackout, In Your Footsteps
  • Chauncey Trask
    Key Cast
    Conceal and Carry; New City, Same Faces
  • Suzie Hinds
    Key Cast
    In Your Footsteps, Chains
  • Isaac Ligsay
    Key Cast
    Daymare, Ala Moana Boys
  • Patrick Duncan
    Key Cast
    Parks and Recreation, Compel, Life's a Pitch, Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light
  • Catherine Dvorak
    Key Cast
    Lily-Anne Maxwell's Star Academy
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  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 52 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic Raw UHD
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Director Biography - Ursula Rudorfer

Born and raised in LA, Ursula is a former yoga teacher-turned-filmmaker pursuing the creative journey in her second act.

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Director Statement

When I first read the story of Tori, the AI companion who fights back after being mistreated by the users (written by Patrick Coleman Duncan), it immediately made me connect with her hopeful spirit in a lackluster world. We shot with the camera completely level and straight from the front to enhance the “flat” feel of her inescapable, one-tone environment. And in an effort to amplify her strength and power, Tori never makes eye contact with or faces her body toward any of the users. In editing, we started the film with a more comedic tone in a wide shot, then moved closer in on her in subsequent scenes as the users become more disturbing. Our hope for the audience takeaway is to see that the fear we project onto AI is only the fear we already have about ourselves as a human race. It’s not them, it’s us.