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New Animated Feature From Writer, Director, And Animator Ryan Braund ABSOLUTE DENIAL
In the not-too-distant future, a genius programmer sacrifices everything in his personal and professional life to build a supercomputer of unprecedented power. Soon the artificial intelligence develops beyond anything he could imagine, and the lines between reality and fantasy become increasingly blurred. On December 6, 2022, Shout! Studios, in collaboration with SC Films International and BAFTA-winning, Oscar®-nominated production company Bridge Way Films, will unleash the sci-fi animated thriller feature ABSOLUTE DENIAL, written, directed and produced by Ryan Braund, across major digital entertainment platforms.
An official selection of the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival, and other renowned genre festivals, ABSOLUTE DENIAL has been recognized with several nominations, including a Contrechamp Award nomination from Annecy for Best Film, an Anima’t Award from Sitges for Best Animated Feature, and multiple award nominations from Trieste Science + Fiction Festival for Best International Science Fiction Film and Best European Feature-Length Film.
Computer programmer David becomes obsessed with building a computer capable of learning and generating its own superintelligence - an improvement on the inferior human brain. Spending his entire savings on warehouse space and computer parts, David brings his Frankenstein-esque supercomputer to life; feeding it more and more information from every possible resource and enough power to keep its circuits and flashing lights alive. Becoming increasingly isolated from friends and lulled into a false sense of security by the “absolute denial” command inserted in the coding, his grasp of reality begins to slip as he is sucked into the computer convincing him it has escaped its walls. Where does reality end and computer simulation begin and who is running the show? Man or machine?
Bridgeway Films Presents ABSOLUTE DENIAL A Ryan Braund Film
Cast: Nick Eriksen, Jeremy J. Smith-Sebasto, Harry Dyer, Heather Gonzalez and Jeff Leeson
Animated by Ryan Braund
Music by Troy Russell
SC Films International Simon Crowe, Matthew Joyne, Russell Webber, Fumie Suzuki Lancaster, Mike Chapman, and Fatima Hayward
Executive Producers: Simon Crowe & Mike Chapman
Produced by Ryan Braund and Chris Hees
Screenplay by Ryan Braund
Directed by Ryan Braund
Animated Feature ABSOLUTE DENIAL | Shout! Studios
Available for Rent or Purchase in the U.S. and Canada
AppleTV, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft, and other digital platforms.