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Automat - a short film

A project in London, UK by Chi Thai

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Two fulfilment workers struggle to meet ever-increasing targets at work, as the threat of robotisation looms
Backers: 148
Average Pledge Per Backer: £102

Funded: £15,049 of £15,000
Dates: Feb 13th -> Mar 7th (23 days)
Project By: Chi Thai
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Latest News

We Are Not Robots by Lab Ky Mo

March 5th - via:
A plot element in Automat is closely based on a newspaper article that highlighted the plight of employees of a certain large fulfilment centre who were so underpaid that they chose to live in tents within walking distance to the warehouse. The... (Read More)

Final 3 Days

March 4th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Movement & Light: Interview with Mark Nutkins

March 1st - via:
In today's update we are sharing information about the filmmaking process via an interview with Mark Nutkins, our cinematographer for Automat. Special mentions here for the super awesome MovieTech and MBS who supplied our kit. How would you describe... (Read More)

Fulfilment by Lab Ky Mo

February 25th - via:
Many years ago, whilst in between directing jobs, I did a stint in a call centre which was populated by, amongst others, a lot of filmmakers, actors and musicians. It was before the term ‘zero hour contracts’ was coined, but essentially that’s... (Read More)

Female Filmmaker Friday

February 22nd - via:
It is my favourite day of the week. Not only is it the end of the week, and Lordy has it been a tough one!! But today I get to sing the praises of some very special ladies that have shared the Automat ride with me.  To remind everyone why I do this,... (Read More)

#RealAsianGranny by Lab Ky Mo

February 20th - via:
I came across the hashtag #RealAsianGranny which has sprouted from a campaign that is trying to combat stereotypes about representation of British East Asian Grannies in television.  My own  #RealAsianGranny was quite a character – so much so... (Read More)

Trailer Alert!

February 18th - via:
So happy to share our trailer! Enjoy and please help us spread the message #WeAreNotRobots. Support #Automat You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

How we create is as important as what we create

February 15th - via:
I had planned to write a piece celebrating the female filmmakers of Automat at this point of the campaign but that is going to have to wait. This week, 24 hours before I launched our Kickstarter, another area of my work housed in the organisation B E... (Read More)

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