Private Project

The Most Human Thing

When a writer with scars from his past acquires an android to help with the creative process for his new book, they end up rediscovering and questioning what it really means to be human in their day and age while facing their own fears.

  • Ranyeri de Lima
  • Ranyeri de Lima
  • Ranyeri de Lima
  • Graham Shonfield
  • Lorne Hiro
    Key Cast
  • Darcy Gerhart
    Key Cast
  • Elizabeth Harden
    Key Cast
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    Sci-fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 5, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
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    Digital, Black Magic Ursa
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Director - Ranyeri de Lima
Director Statement

This project started from my personal impressions during daily life in the big cities I lived in the past. It became apparent to me how in modern times people tend to lose more and more of their empathy towards others and their surroundings, replacing those feelings with cynicism and fear of exposing themselves to others, creating a personal barrier so they can escape being hurt.

The story of Hope focuses in a non-distant future where this behaviour is now even more recurrent and people have difficulty understanding emotions, utilizing artificial ways to experience happiness and other feelings. The concept of art and entertainment has changed and people are losing their humanity with each passing day. She is a new type of android that, being new to life and its puzzles, has a vision and understating that contrasts with her times.