Computer Creed

Wielded artistry of a boy is the only defense against full technological dependency. When the Internet and every computer succumb to a strange, unaccountable force, he must delve into his imagination to save his family

  • Josh Havelka
    Director
  • Chloe Rose
    Writer
  • Josh Havelka
    Writer
  • Rena Kawabata
    Producer
  • Lyova Beckwitt
    Key Cast
    Supernatural (TV Series)
  • Sean Bygrave
    Key Cast
  • Brenda Bauder
    Key Cast
  • Anna Sergeant
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama, Surreal
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Scarlet
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Leo Awards Nomination
    Vancouver BC
    June 14, 2015
    Worldwide
    Best Student Production
Director Biography - Josh Havelka

Island born, coast loving, movie watching, Chinatown living, filmmaker.

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Director Statement

I wanted to tie technology to religiosity with this short. The idea that we spend more attention to the virtual world than our reality is a subject often explored, but the uniqueness of this narrative lends credence to confusion of what is normal in our modern age.

Lyova Beckwitt plays our protagonist Jeff, and he skillfully guides the audience through a bizarre string of events after the computers go down in his home. Like a coming of age tale, I wanted him to disturb the status quo and resist the hi-tech invasion in the same way a youth would shake a religious family's grip on their son's imagination. The parallels create a surreal and quirky couple scenes that show what a creativity shunning family might look like, all the while attempting to illustrate how the internet acts like an addictive drug (hence the family's reaction when it's taken away).