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Directed by Caradog James
FEATURE NARRATIVE 92 Minutes World Premiere
Already deep into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defence seeks a game-changing weapon and enlists brilliant programmer Vincent McCarthy to research and develop a cybernetic super soldier in a secret governmental lab. When a programming bug causes his prototype to run amok, McCarthy takes his obsessive efforts underground, far away from inquisitive eyes. Soon he has perfected the ideal marriage of human and machine in his ultimate creation, a beautiful and dangerous being that may be the key to ending the endless war, but a sentience stirring inside the machine puts everyone’s plans in jeopardy.

With rare vision, jaw-dropping special effects and Caity Lotz’s (The Pact) versatile and nuanced interpretation of a machine that may be the most human character of all, visionary director Caradog James fully realizes his unique future dystopia. The Machine is an entertaining, thought-provoking techno romance and the latest gripping sci-fi adventure to come out of the U.K.

—Cara Cusumano
Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
About the Director(s)
CARADOG JAMES’s 2006 feature, Little White Lies, garnered five BAFTA Cymru Award nominations, winning for Best Actor and Best Actress; won numerous awards at European film festivals; and was listed in Variety’s top ten British films of the year. He is currently working on two new genre projects for Dan Films and Red and Black Films.

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Cast & Credits
  • Composer:
    Christian Henson
  • Executive Producer:
    Ali Pour, Jamie Carmichael, Alan Martin, Paul Eyres, Robert Graham, Stephen Davies
  • Screenwriter:
    Caradog James
  • Editor:
    Matt Platts Mills
  • Associate Producer:
    Alan Moss, Jonathan Willis
  • Cinematographer:
    Nicolaj Bruel
  • Director:
    Caradog James
  • Cast:
    Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson, Sam Hazeldine, Pooneh Hajimohammadi
  • Producer:
    John Giwa-Amu



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