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Data Management

A sci-fi drama that blends corporate tradition with AI.
5/5

Review

James Rogers-Gahan’s short sci-fi drama effortlessly meshes the familiar trappings of contemporary labor and cutting-edge technology, whisking audiences away on a captivating journey through a work-centered society reminiscent of the 70s. Crafted by a talented duo, Rogers-Gahan and Kai Furbeck, the narrative revolves around Richard Morgan, portrayed by Jon Haslam, an employee seeking meaning in his monotonous data-jogging job. Jennifer Sklias-Gahan co-stars as Morgan’s corporate superior.

Through a skillful combination of sharp writing and engaging storytelling, the film cleverly exposes the mundane work practices that govern society. As the narrative unfolds, a twist of science fiction unveils the introduction of Artificial Intelligence, plunging the film into a dark dystopian portrayal of the corporate grind. Themes of waning humanity and the dangers of surrendering autonomy to technology are powerfully explored.

The production and costume design of the film are exemplary, breathing life into this meticulously crafted world. Seamlessly blending the aesthetics and sensibilities of the 70s with futuristic elements, the visuals transport viewers into an alternate reality defined by eerie familiarity and discomfort. Jordan T. Parrott’s cinematography enhances the tension and unease, establishing a haunting atmosphere that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.

The film possesses an undeniable Twilight Zone-esque quality, exploring the darker aspects of society with a hint of Stepford Wives’ chilling conformity. James Rogers-Gahan expertly navigates the delicate balance between dark comedy and thought-provoking drama, resulting in an experience that is both enjoyable and relatable, ultimately prompting audiences to ponder the paradoxes of modern-day work-life.

‘Data Management’ seamlessly blends evocative storytelling with stellar production values, offering an unmissable cinematic experience. It serves as a reminder of the everyday drudgery many individuals face while delivering a compelling cautionary tale of the potential consequences of overreliance on technology. This short film captivates, entertains, and challenges viewers to contemplate the delicate balance between progress and preserving human connection. Absorbing and resonant, it is a journey worth embarking upon.

Data Management Short Film

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Data Management

A sci-fi drama that blends corporate tradition with AI.
5/5

Review

James Rogers-Gahan’s short sci-fi drama effortlessly meshes the familiar trappings of contemporary labor and cutting-edge technology, whisking audiences away on a captivating journey through a work-centered society reminiscent of the 70s. Crafted by a talented duo, Rogers-Gahan and Kai Furbeck, the narrative revolves around Richard Morgan, portrayed by Jon Haslam, an employee seeking meaning in his monotonous data-jogging job. Jennifer Sklias-Gahan co-stars as Morgan’s corporate superior.

Through a skillful combination of sharp writing and engaging storytelling, the film cleverly exposes the mundane work practices that govern society. As the narrative unfolds, a twist of science fiction unveils the introduction of Artificial Intelligence, plunging the film into a dark dystopian portrayal of the corporate grind. Themes of waning humanity and the dangers of surrendering autonomy to technology are powerfully explored.

The production and costume design of the film are exemplary, breathing life into this meticulously crafted world. Seamlessly blending the aesthetics and sensibilities of the 70s with futuristic elements, the visuals transport viewers into an alternate reality defined by eerie familiarity and discomfort. Jordan T. Parrott’s cinematography enhances the tension and unease, establishing a haunting atmosphere that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.

The film possesses an undeniable Twilight Zone-esque quality, exploring the darker aspects of society with a hint of Stepford Wives’ chilling conformity. James Rogers-Gahan expertly navigates the delicate balance between dark comedy and thought-provoking drama, resulting in an experience that is both enjoyable and relatable, ultimately prompting audiences to ponder the paradoxes of modern-day work-life.

‘Data Management’ seamlessly blends evocative storytelling with stellar production values, offering an unmissable cinematic experience. It serves as a reminder of the everyday drudgery many individuals face while delivering a compelling cautionary tale of the potential consequences of overreliance on technology. This short film captivates, entertains, and challenges viewers to contemplate the delicate balance between progress and preserving human connection. Absorbing and resonant, it is a journey worth embarking upon.

Data Management Short Film

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