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Synopsis: Struggling author, Claire Rivers signs up for a fully A.I. operated retreat to help her writer’s block, but
when an unforeseen software glitch occurs, she gets trapped inside her unit with a malfunctioning
android, a degenerating host and no communication with the outside world. As time is running out, food
supplies getting desperately low and the android becoming increasingly unstable, Claire must overcome
her fears and find a way to outsmart the technology in order to make it out of the retreat alive.

Genre

Sci Fi

Language

English

Run Time

94 minutes

Starring

Rachel Shelley (Claire Rivers)
Heida Reed (Rita)
Wayne Brady (Henry/The Host)
Rebecca-Clare Evans (Helen Rivers)
Annie Cusselle (Young Claire Rivers)

Directed by

Natalie Kennedy

Written by

Stephen Herman

Produced by

Rebecca-Clare Evans

Edited by

Tamsin Jeffrey
Andrew McKee

Composer

Arhynn Descy

Production Designer

Rhiannon Clifford

Cinematographer

James Oldham

Director's Statement

Set in the near future, ‘Blank’ is a highly engaging feature film, beautifully blending tension
and drama as we move between a successful writer’s buried past and her current situation to
tell her story. It draws upon interesting themes, including mental health issues that interweave
seamlessly. ‘Blank’ also explores the fears surrounding developing technology, such as the
integration of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) into our world, and our reliance upon them as we
become more hooked into the digital world.

Director's Bio

Natalie Kennedy is an award-winning director in film
and theatre. Her short films have received international
acclaim. Natalie had great success with her most recent
short film ‘Down and Out’ and with theatre production
‘Parents Without Children’, which was nominated for
the prestigious Manchester Theatre Awards. ‘Blank’ is
Natalie’s directorial feature film debut.

Production Year

2021

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