Most science fiction fans will be familiar with the “Ghost in the Machine!” a concept created by Arthur C. Clarke. Well the principle of a machine become aware is explored in this science fiction movie short written and directed by Eli Sasich, with Kickstarter helping out with the financing. However, if you think that this movie is low budget, then think again as it stars; Keir Dullea from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Margot Kidder from Superman. However, the real star of the movie is HENRi and why not, he helps the machine (spaceship) to feel alive. In the style of many classic science fiction movies, we seem to feel for HENRi, even though he is a robot, a machine! Not all machines are bad, or are they?
HENRi tells the story of a derelict spaceship that becomes self-aware and builds itself a mechanical body in order to feel alive. Utilizing a mixture of quarter-scale miniatures, in-camera effects, and computer animation, HENRi was a made as a love letter to the sci-fi films of the ’70s and ’80s.
You can download HENRi to watch on your smartphone or tablet from Vimeo, its only twenty minutes long but well worth it.
Source: HENRi Lives