An android. A promise. And being human. You can watch the multi-sci-fi-award-winning Andromeda short film by Emily Dean right here
A token heart. Empathy. And those who would destroy it. Emily Dean’s 2018 Andromeda short film won multiple sci-fi and short awards. And now you can watch it for free.
About the Andromeda Short Film
The award-winning sci-fi short you’re about to watch is an emotive exploration of AI and androids, and their potential for actual human emotion. Juxtaposed against human prejudice and our fear of what might happen when they become too much like us.
And, more importantly, if you were a near-human AI confronted with human intolerance, what is there for you to do about it?
Watch the Award-Winning Andromeda Short Film
A high-empathy AI android of a type that’s used as nursemaids for children, known as an “Andromeda Unit” forged a special bond with one little girl (Ella), who teaches the AI and expresses a need for it to “become real, become human”.
But when a scientist (Lee) discovers her empathy levels and self-learning has gone off the charts and sets out to recover and test the AI, everything goes wrong as it turns out his driver (Mason) is an intolerant and murderous AI-phobic.
Andromeda comes from the mind and pen of writer-director Emily Dean – known for directing Love, Death & Robots’s adaptation of Michael Swanwick’s The Very Pulse of the Machine (S3:E3), and her art-department work on The Lego Movie 2 and The Lego Batman Movie. Along with production company Grade 8 Productions.
Andromeda is played by Kestrel Leah, who had a minor role in the Crash TV series. Ella by Mai Brunelle with appearances in The Mandalorian S2 and Modern Family S7. And Mason by Aaron Glenane, the “last Australian” from the Snowpiercer TV series.
Awards And Nominations
Andromeda claimed at least 5 wins from 10 award nominations and was the official selection showcased at countless film fests around the world in 2018 and 2019. Some wins include:
- Women in Sci-fi 2018 at Atlanta Sci-Fi Film Festival
- Best Score – Short and Best Supporting Actor 2018 at FilmQuest
- Best Director Short Film and Best Sci Fi Short 2018 at Women in Horror Film Festival
- Best Actress 2018 at Yosemite International Film Festival
What People Say About the Andromeda Short Film
“Absolutely brilliant. Lovely job from start to finish. Thank you!”
“I’d like to see this extended into a full-length movie or even a miniseries. Hell, make it into an actual series where it ends after many seasons leading up to what we saw at the end.”
“prophetic work. great storyline. who truly knows what time holds.”
“Touched my heart for the child’s love of Andromeda knowing she was a machine and for Andromeda to make this child happy. Let’s see more movies like this!! Thank you – Texas”
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Note: The images on this post are all screenshots from the actual film on the Dust YouTube channel.
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