One of the brightest British screen talents – Jack O’Connell (Skins, Unbroken)- takes centre stage in this hazy new short film, Robot & Scarecrow.
Also starring My Cousin Rachel and Jane Eyre actress Holliday Grainger, with narration from Get Out‘s Daniel Kaluuya, the offbeat romantic drama unfolds in the feverish intensity of a summer music festival.
Helmed by DMC Film – Michael Fassbender’s production house – the new short comes from emerging talent Kibwe Tavares (Jonah, Robots of Brixton), and bears an extremely interesting tone and visual form; a postmodern fairytale if you will. Find yourself fifteen minutes today and give it a spin by following this link.
Director Kibwe Tavares is known for his videos fusing live action with futuristic CGI, including his viral breakout film Robots of Brixton. With his latest offering, set at a rowdy outdoor music festival, the London-based filmmaker captures an unlikely love story between a coddled performer and a happy-go-lucky festivalgoer—who just happen to be a robot and a scarecrow.
Jack O’Connell, who rose to fame with his character in British teen drama Skins, and The Borgias star Holliday Grainger, embody the title roles in this unique film about freedom and romantic connection—a project which was made with the support of Vero, a social network that offers the next generation of artists, filmmakers and musicians a platform to share their work online.