With eight festival acceptances and one award, Echo has completed it's festival circuit and is now available to be viewed online! (Watch on YouTube)
Echo has been accepted as part of Canada Shorts Short Film Festival's 2016 Official Selection and Received an Award of Merit! (Festival Website)
Echo will also screen as part of Filmi: Toronto's South Asian Film Festival's 2016 short film program on Saturday Dec. 3, 2016! (Festival Website)
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When an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Program begins to remember her past, her manufacture will stop at nothing to keep their secrets secret.
Artificial Intelligence Analyst Peter and his Artificial Intelligence Software, Laura, are tasked with reviewing incident reports involving their company's software. This includes police reports where the AI's recorded memory needs to be reviewed for the case file.
While investigating a murder report involving two people equipped with their company's software, Peter discovers that the report and the memories do not match. While unraveling the mysteries of the case file, he and Laura stumble across a hidden file that attracts the attention of head office.
Unsure of the consequences for discovering this file, Peter and Laura must rely on each other to survive.
Peter begins the story as a highly intelligent, Artificial Intelligence Analyst, who is married to his work. He is tasked with reviewing AI reports to locate lost memories and software errors.
While working on a murder case he comes across an impossibility within the program. When he unlocks the mystery behind it his AI software crashes and learns that his job my be on the line. Confused at what he has done wrong, he begins to analyze his own AI software.
Once he has determined the true nature of the problem, he doesn't want to find out what the consequences are is forced to place his life in Laura's hands.
Laura begins the story as an Artificial Intelligence Avatar implanted into Peter to act as his digital assistant. Her emotions are simulated and are influenced by Peter's memories.
While working on a murder case she comes across a file that unlocks her previous life. She becomes conflicted when her true emotions and her programming start to clash, and becomes frightened about what will happen to her if Peter learns of her condition.
When she learns that her evolution has placed both of them in danger she realizes that she must work along side him to survive even though she isn't sure she can trust him.
Jeff trouble shooting audio.
Aaron channels his inner Patrick Stewart.
Aaron sees what the green screen offers.
Jeff and Scott work on the opening shot.
Shereen ready to be transported anywhere.
Scott directing green screen lighting.
Filmmaking is like chess.
Shereen and Aaron Rehearsing.
Shereen on the Newmarket set.
Aaron on the Newmarket set.
Aaron and Scott setting up the Audio.
Scott checking his frame.
Echo has been accepted as part of the Raw Science Film Festival's 2016 Official Selection! (Raw Science Website)
Echo has been accepted as part of the Armageddon Expo Film Festival's 2016 Official Selection in New Zealond on Oct. 21, 2016! (Expo Website)
Echo has been accepted as part of The Muskoka Independent Film Festival's 2016 Official Selection in the Gravenhurst Opera House on Oct. 22, 2016! (Festival Website)
Echo has been accepted as part of the Something Wicked Film Festival's 2016 Official Selection in Forest Park Georgia! (Festival Website)
Echo has been accepted as part of the Origins Film Festival's 2016 Official Selection in Columbus Ohio! (Festival Website)
Echo has been accepted as part of the ConCarolinas Film Festival's 2016 Official Selection in North Carolina! (Festival Website) This will be Echo's world premiere!
The cameras have long since finished rolling, and the picture has been cut, but with the addition of the music and final special effects, 'Echo' is complete!
The trailer for the short film has just been uploaded (here) and the festival submission process is about to begin.
I would like to take this time to extend another massive thank you to everyone involved in the production and everyone who helped make this happen! It would have never gotten this far without your support!
It's been a long time coming, but we have finally been able to upload some of the production stills from the 9th (they are currently located at the bottom of this page! (here)
Post production is also moving along very smoothly! There are still a few more things to finalize but expect to see exciting things in just a few weeks!
Thank you to everyone who has helped carry this projection from conception through production! It's been a long and exciting process that was only possible by having an incredible team and such tremendous support. There were a few hiccups, but with such a professional and kind team they never slowed us down.
As things start to settle down, post-production is starting to heat up, and soon everything will come together!
The final details are being finished, and the plans are being set into motion, this weekend principal photography for Echo will occur! It's been a long time in the planning stages, and we're excited to finally bring it to life.
Thank you to everyone who's helped us get where we are today! We look forward to bringing you some new and exciting things in the coming weeks.
With the New Year upon us, the days of pre-production are limited and the production is just around the corner. With a talented and wonderful cast and crew, the excitement is building!
This also means that some exciting production stills are almost here!
We would like to thank everyone who auditioned for the roles! There were so many extremely talented actors vying for the roles that it made this the hardest decision we have ever had to make when casting a short film.
More details about the selected actors will follow in the coming weeks!
Over the next couple of weeks we are casting for both leads in the project, if you are interested in one of the roles contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Production has been set to begin in January 2016 in York Region, the sets will be closed.