#1280 I am Mother
Verfasst: 2019-07-30 0:24
With Grant Sputore, we once again got a first-time director at the Sneak - but that does'nt mean that he's a newbie altogether. The Australian founded his film company "The Penguin Empire" right after finishing his university studies and has directed and produced a number of commercials as well as a short film. After a more ambitious project fell through, he and his pal Michael Lloyd Green tried a smaller, more intimate story starting from the visual of a robot cradling a baby. Their script "Mother" stirred up quite some interest in Hollywood and was on the famous "Black List" (a list of unproduced, by highly praised movie scripts) back in 2016. A year later, he secured funding so that the creation of the robot main character could start - this was done by Weta in New Zealand, where they actually built a robot suit for a person to walk in. Whenever mother is on screen Weta tech Luke Hawker was acually in the suit
while a colleague animatronically controlled the lights and lenses on the robot. Only a few shots in the final third of the movie were enhanced by computer graphics - if you've seen the film you immediately know which scenes those are. The film was shown at Sundance film festival and was immediately picked up by Netflix for US distribution; in other countries - like Germany - the film gets a theatrical release.
Here's the trailer for "I am Mother":
How did you like "I am Mother", which in essence is a two-person-and-a-robot play? How did you like the perfomances by Danish actress Clara Rugaard as the daughter, Hilary Swank as a nameless woman and Luke Hawker and Rose Byrne as the performer and the voice of "Mother", respectively? How did you enjoy the story which seems to borrow elements from quite a few other sci-fi movies? Write down what you thought about "I am Mother" as a reply to this post - and remember, there are no wrong answers ...