WE ARE MOVING STORIES

Interview with Writer Samuel Roots and Director Joel Jay Blacker

Congratulations! Why did you make your film?

SAM: This project initially started as an entirely different short film that I wrote the script for back in college. At the time, I thought it was helpful to have a character, the machine, that embodied an inner, critical voice that I was spending a lot of time with. It's the only script from back then that I could look at without getting embarrassed, and at a certain point Joel got a hold of it and thought we could do something with it. I personally like telling a story about technology that isn't explicity damning of it. It's absolutely semi-damning, but a lot of what brings about the downfall of these characters has more to do self-worth and the pressures of a capitalist society than the intrinsic evils of technology.

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