A short film about bored, aimless retail store employee, Robin, who has been tasked with training the store’s new employee, a friendly worker robot.
Bored retail assistant Robin is tasked with training the store's new employee, Bryan; a friendly worker robot.
The long awaited release of the R500's; a humanoid worker robot, is finally here. As business's from every sector begin to employ this new machine, a lowly retail manager has decided to invite a film crew into his store to document this historical transition as his new model turns up for work. Tasked with training this new staff member is Robin, a bored, aimless employee who, despite being reluctant to work alongside this new machine at first, forms an unlikely bond with it, leading her to finally make some life changing decisions.
Our talented team have won awards from Baftas to Leos. We've filmed all over the world and story-telling is our passion! Given the chance, we'll make an entertaining and unique film that could really help push us all to that next step in our careers!
The character of Barry the store manager is inspired by Ricky Gervais's David Brent and Reese Darby as Murray in 'Flight of the Conchords.'
These designs, given to our robot designer, Dallas Harvey, will inspire the build of Bryan.
Our designer will build a Bryan costume that our actor can wear, and in post VFX we will add facial expressions, lights etc, and use CGI to mould some of the body.
The clothing retail store will have a cheap mall/high street style appearance. Lots of shelves, racks and clutter. The store seems too outdated almost to have an R500 robot working there. Barry, the manager is most likely in debt after purchasing the unit!