‘PROTO’ is a sci-fi action adventure, about a child-like, experimental robot, set in the robotics lab where he has been built. Although PROTO has been made to fulfil the ambitions of his creator, Prof. Andrews, he learns to find his own dreams and ambitions, and also the strength needed to realise them.
The main theme of the film is freedom, both literal and in the ability to choose one’s own destiny – to break free of expectations. We wish for the film, while an exciting and fun science fiction, to also capture a magical sense of wonder. PROTO will overcome the expectations and restrictions placed on him and discovering his true self.
DIRECTOR, WRITER: Nicholas Pittom
PRODUCER: Richard Georg Engström
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Eye Candy Film
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Luke Palmer
'PROTO' is a short film, produced by Eye Candy Film as an international co-production between Screen Southbased in the UK and Film Fyn based in Denmark.
The film was shot in August 2011 at Robocluster in Denmark, a genuine working robotics lab. It was completed in June 2012 and will premiere later this year.
CGI was completed by VERL, Dundee. Additional CG was provided by James Kearsley http://www.jkstudios.tv/