"Analog humans will be obsolete... that is the future world being realized with a lot of independent ingenuity by Natalia Iyudin and her collaborators in this tale of resistance and rebellion."
– Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine
When in 2089 humans become an out-of-date concept, the only way to survive is to integrate into A.I. constructs. Yet Luc—a rebellious ballerina—would rather die than conform. But when she meets an odd robot Azul, the idea of integrating into a better version of herself suddenly sounds tempting.
Welcome to the Garden. Inside you grow, outside you perish.
"The Garden" is a short-to-feature film by Natalia Iyudin
Co-written by Dmitry Iyudin
Starring Sophia Lillis, Julian Sarin, Heather Hollingsworth
Produced by Marta Harasymowicz
Cinematography by Kate Arizmendi
VFX by Bartek Kulas
Music by Benjamin Horn + Dmitry Iyudin
Sound by Matt Rocker
Costume design by Sarah Maiorino
Production design by Caitlin Conci
Co-produced by Hypatia Porter, Heather Hollingsworth, Rafael Cruz and Bartek Kulas
"The Garden" screens @ the 2016 Marfa Film Festival on July 16th
Sophia Lillis joins the cast of New Line's "It," a new adaptation of the classic horror novel by Stephen King
"The Garden" premieres at the 11th annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival in Seattle, WA, on March 19th, 2016
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"The A.I. Garden" on The Creativity Post