The Machine, was selected from over 6000 films to premiere in the Tribeca Film Festival. It won 3 British Academy Awards Cymru including Best Film, and has won the prestigious Best UK Feature Film award at the Raindance International Film Festival. It has won Best Sci‐Fi and Best Actress in the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and it has also been nominated for 2 British Independent Film Awards, winning the BIFA for exceptional achievement of filmmakers working against the odds.
With an impoverished world plunged into a Cold War with a new enemy, Britain’s Ministry of Defense is on the brink of developing a game‐changing weapon. Lead scientist Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens) provides the answer with his creation, ‘The Machine’‐ an android with unrivalled physical and processing skills. When a programming glitch causes an early prototype to destroy his lab, McCarthy enlists artificial intelligence expert Ava (Caity Lotz) to help him harness the full potential of a truly conscious fighting machine.
Reviews described it as:
‘Perfect, heartbreaking… The best film of Tribeca 2013’
– Sound on Sight
‘An impressively slick and intense British Sci‐Fi film… Strong and charismatic lead performances… Mesmerizing… Sleek… Sexy.’
– Screen Daily
‘What Caradog achieves is nothing short of incredible… Visually remarkable from start to finish… Caity Lotz’s range from tenderness to terrifying is terrific…’
– Twitch Film
‘Slickly designed and beautiful… great prosthetics, VFX designs… a pro‐science, anti‐war fable.’
‘The Machine is a strange and gorgeously shot sci‐fi thriller with an intriguing thematic undercurrent about the ever‐blurring boundaries between people and machines.’
– The Week
‘Slick and thought‐provoking… James’ direction captures the feel of a still hopeful dystopia with flourishes of stark, foreboding imagery that shows an eye for what makes a particular shot look epic even when it’s just a close‐up. It’s Zen and the Art of Sci‐Fi’
– Dread Central