A Living Dog
Director: Daniel Raboldt Country: Germany Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Drama, Feature Runtime: 1h 35m Screening: Block D Time: 8.30-10pm UK Premiere
The war between mankind and intelligent machines has begun – and the machines are winning. Tomasz is a deserter who tries to hide as far away from the battle as possible. In the vast emptiness of northern Scandinavia he meets Lilja, the last survivor of a resistance group, who is determined to fight the superior machines. A scheme that unavoidably collides with Tomasz’s plan of lying low and surviving. With every minute that passes the machines get closer, searching for the last remains of the human race. And the enemy doesn‘t just shoot on sight – their perfect sensors are programmed to detect human voice patterns. So if you speak or even whisper – you die.
Daniel Raboldt is a german writer / director who was born in Berlin in 1978 and grew up in Celle, Germany. He studied philosophy and German literature at Cologne University while already shooting short films. Nowadays he makes a living as a writer, director, VFX artist and film lecturer in Duesseldorf, Germany. He has won several international prizes for his short films and the web series “TubeHeads”. “A Living Dog” is his first feature film, that he and and producer Thorsten Franzen completely financed with a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.