Hot off the press for festival season! File Not Found has an official DVD design. The outside cover features a colorized version of a design by Monica Chance. It features the MX-93 Robot in a “Metropolis” homage. The interior is bursting with love. In addition to the DVD, careful readers will find bits and pieces of ramblings on technology, salvation, and deprogramming directives.
Check out the trailer for the film below:
file not found – trailer from Maria Sequeira on Vimeo.
MX-93 longs for freedom. Trapped within the constraints of his own programming, a circuitry malfunction sends him into a surreal journey of the self.
I came across this poem this week after hearing a radio feature of the Adam Curtis documentary of the same name. I believe this is a reading by the artist himself. Although I won’t use the nature imagery, I think this poem captures the sentiment of the Robot Heaven theme: MX-93 is looking for a paradise where he can abdicate responsibility to the larger universal matrix. Not to discount the very important element of surrender on the spiritual journey, but I am choosing to focus the film on the question of personal responsibility and action.
I suspect I will have to make some adjustments to show that MX-93 really believes he has found his salvation once reaching Heaven. And I am hoping it inspires some better dialog between the Goddess and MX-93 than what is currently in the animatic.
I also really like the cadence and tone of the reading. I don’t know what the copyright issues would be, but I would love to include a distorted version or quote of this reading into the soundscape of Heaven.
The following Prezi presentation was created to introduce my character and general themes of the film to the thesis committee.