GUARDIAN

Director: Amir Reichart

An artificial intelligence named E.L.I controls the space station Guardian. This is a launching platform for an OMEGA bomb, which can destroy half of the planet with its explosive force. When the bomb launch is activated by a secret command, two technicians – Colton and Bell – work together to stop the process, and must find a way to trick E.L.I.

What makes a human a human? What is it that distinguishes us from clever machines? Director Amir Reichart attempts to unfold these questions in his science-fiction short film “Guardian”.

SCI-FI FRIDAY

To all Sci-Fi lovers, movie fans and those who want to become one: Every first Friday of the month we have our Sci-Fi Friday. We discuss the science fiction film scene with exciting guests and take a look behind the scenes of some of the genre’s most renowned productions. A good opportunity to learn something new, exchange ideas or ask questions. The whole thing will take place online and everyone who feels like it can join in. If you want to be part of it, just contact us by e-mail or on social media. The next Sci-Fi Friday starts at 7pm on August 7th, 2020.

THE REAL STARS OF GUARDIAN

What makes GUARDIAN such a special project for us is not just its story, but also the incredible trust and dedication our crew have given us along the way.  Everybody, without exception, went above and beyond anything we have ever seen in helping us realize our vision.

Our team of set builders alone worked countless days (and sleepless nights) on end to create an actual space station that provided us with the most amazing playground any filmmaker could ask for.

OUR GOAL

We want GUARDIAN to go toe-to-toe with blockbuster features, both in terms of storytelling and visuals. And while we made sure that every visual effects shot was done in service of the story, GUARDIAN’s ambitious premise meant we still had to push the limits of what was possible.

That’s how we ended up with a total of over 350 VFX shots for 30 minutes of runtime which, proportionally, is on par with a fully financed sci-fi feature or high-end series.

OUR CHALLENGE

So far, our small but dedicated international VFX team has done an amazing job of laying the groundwork and completing a number of major tasks. We have completed a number of designs and 3D interiors, as well as 3D set extensions, character models and animations, match moving, compositing work, motion graphics, and many more. But there’s also a lot of work that still needs to be done.

At our current pace, this would take about another three years. However, given the latest technological and geopolitical developments, the time for releasing GUARDIAN is now. With its timely premise, it sits right at the intersection of science and fiction and captures important issues our world is currently grappling with.

WHY GUARDIAN MATTERS

We live in an era of technological change that’s transforming our society.  Much like the industrial revolution 200 years ago, where physical work was replaced by machine labor, our current digital revolution replaces human thought with artificial intelligence.

With artificial intelligence likely reaching true consciousness at some point within our lifetime, the question is what exactly that consciousness will look like. Will it be cold and machine-like, or is there something inherent in complex cognitive structures that will transcend pure logic and give rise to true empathy and human-like emotions?

Embedded within this question is another, often overlooked one: Artificial Intelligence will not come into existence like organic life forms. Instead it will be consciously created. And that opens up a very disturbing thought: who should get to design and shape those intelligences, and whom can we really trust to have our best interests in mind?

With GUARDIAN, we’re trying to examine these questions through the lens of an action-thriller set in a chilling vision of our future. A future that is nearer than we might think.

JOIN US

You want to be part of the Guardian crew?

Then check out our Indiegogo page. Here you can support us, pre-order the movie and get cool merchandise!

GUARDIAN

“As a director, I draw inspiration from a wide variety of genres, but the greatest influence by far has been science fiction. Like no other genre it offers a rich canvas for creating new worlds with unique, captivating visuals.”

– Amir Reichart –

JOIN US

You want to be part of the Guardian crew?

Then check out our Indiegogo page. Here you can support us, pre-order the movie and get cool merchandise!

GUARDIAN

Director: Amir Reichart

An artificial intelligence named E.L.I controls the space station Guardian. This is a launching platform for an OMEGA bomb, which can destroy half of the planet with its explosive force. When the bomb launch is activated by a secret command, two technicians – Colton and Bell – work together to stop the process, and must find a way to trick E.L.I.

What makes a human a human? What is it that distinguishes us from clever machines? Director Amir Reichart attempts to unfold these questions in his science-fiction short film “Guardian”.

THE REAL STARS OF GUARDIAN

What makes GUARDIAN such a special project for us is not just its story, but also the incredible trust and dedication our crew have given us along the way.  Everybody, without exception, went above and beyond anything we have ever seen in helping us realize our vision.

Our team of set builders alone worked countless days (and sleepless nights) on end to create an actual space station that provided us with the most amazing playground any filmmaker could ask for.

OUR GOAL

We want GUARDIAN to go toe-to-toe with blockbuster features, both in terms of storytelling and visuals. And while we made sure that every visual effects shot was done in service of the story, GUARDIAN’s ambitious premise meant we still had to push the limits of what was possible.

That’s how we ended up with a total of over 350 VFX shots for 30 minutes of runtime which, proportionally, is on par with a fully financed sci-fi feature or high-end series.

OUR CHALLENGE

So far, our small but dedicated international VFX team has done an amazing job of laying the groundwork and completing a number of major tasks. We have completed a number of designs and 3D interiors, as well as 3D set extensions, character models and animations, match moving, compositing work, motion graphics, and many more. But there’s also a lot of work that still needs to be done.

At our current pace, this would take about another three years. However, given the latest technological and geopolitical developments, the time for releasing GUARDIAN is now. With its timely premise, it sits right at the intersection of science and fiction and captures important issues our world is currently grappling with.

WHY GUARDIAN MATTERS

We live in an era of technological change that’s transforming our society.  Much like the industrial revolution 200 years ago, where physical work was replaced by machine labor, our current digital revolution replaces human thought with artificial intelligence.

With artificial intelligence likely reaching true consciousness at some point within our lifetime, the question is what exactly that consciousness will look like. Will it be cold and machine-like, or is there something inherent in complex cognitive structures that will transcend pure logic and give rise to true empathy and human-like emotions?

Embedded within this question is another, often overlooked one: Artificial Intelligence will not come into existence like organic life forms. Instead it will be consciously created. And that opens up a very disturbing thought: who should get to design and shape those intelligences, and whom can we really trust to have our best interests in mind?

With GUARDIAN, we’re trying to examine these questions through the lens of an action-thriller set in a chilling vision of our future. A future that is nearer than we might think.