This film acts as a speculative exploration through the blurred lines between memory, reality, and technology. Through the use of AI, my childhood photos have been expanded, creating a new, if not false, context for the scene. In doing so, it raises important questions about the nature of memory and how our brains process information. Can AI help us reframe traumatic memories and promote healing? Or does it create a false sense of reality that can lead to confusion and cognitive dissonance? Through a series of experiments with my own father, the film offers a unique perspective on these complex issues. His candid audio reactions to the altered images can be heard throughout the film, giving a glimpse into the power of memory and the influence of external stimuli on our perception. This film provides an introspective examination of the intersection between technology and memory, and the potential implications for the human experience.
Out of almost 400 submissions, this film was chosen to be one of ten finalists in the inaugural Runway AI Film Festival held in New York City, a link to the festival can be found here: https://aiff.runwayml.com/