'PROTO’ is a sci-fi action adventure, about a child-like, experimental robot, set in the robotics lab where he has been built. Although PROTO has been made to fulfil the ambitions of his creator, Prof. Andrews, he learns to find his own dreams and ambitions, and also the strength needed to realise them.
The main theme of the film is freedom, both literal and in the ability to choose one’s own destiny – to break free of expectations. The producers wish for the film, while an exciting and fun science fiction, to also capture a magical sense of wonder. PROTO will overcome the expectations and restrictions placed on him and discovering his true self.
The short film is produced by Eye Candy Film as an international co-production between North Sea Screen Partners members Screen South based in the UK and FilmFyn based in Denmark. The film was shot in August 2011 at Robocluster in Denmark, a genuine working robotics lab. It was completed in June 2012 and will premiere later this year.
CGI was completed by Visual Effects Research Lab, Dundee - part of North Sea Screen Partners. Additional CG was provided by James Kearsley.
Visit the official website for Proto to watch the trailer and for more information (http://protothemovie.com/).
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