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Shortly after humanity’s extinction, in a high-tech bunker deep beneath the earth’s surface, a robot named Mother commences her protocol. Designed to repopulate the earth with humans born from test-tube embryos, Mother raises a baby girl to become an intelligent, compassionate teenager (Clara Rugaard). But the arrival of a wounded woman (Hilary Swank) at the bunker door soon casts doubt on Mother’s account of the earth’s fate and threatens the unique bond between Mother and her “daughter.”

Grant Sputore’s first feature, I Am Mother is a dazzling, character-driven sci-fi thriller that builds a smart philosophical framework around the “man vs. machine” trope and deftly questions what it means to be human. Based on Michael Lloyd Green’s Black List script, it interrogates Mother’s motivations, and it twists unexpectedly to culminate in a gripping dilemma about who the heroine can trust: a fellow human or the robot who raised her. Voiced by Rose Byrne, Mother is a curiously loving presence in this postapocalyptic story that also explores the imminent age of autonomous and moral machines.

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY Premieres

COUNTRY Australia

RUN TIME 114 min

COMPANY The Penguin Empire

WEBSITE http://www.thepenguinempire.com

EMAIL kelvin@thepenguinempire.com

PHONE +61 418953344

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Artist Bio

Grant Sputore

Grant Sputore is an award-winning commercial director whose work has been recognized at almost every major international advertising award show, including the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the D&AD Awards, the London International Advertising Awards, Spikes Asia, and the AWARD Awards. I Am Mother is Sputore’s debut feature film.