Artificial Intelligence Expert, Cameo Wood brings her short film ‘Real Artists’ to Cannes Film Festival.
Cameo Wood is heading to Cannes Film Festival with her short film ‘Real Artists’. It is a brilliant 12 full minutes that begs you to watch more. That is one reason she is on her way to Cannes with her team. They are meeting with potential partners to develop ‘Real Artists’ to a feature film.
Continue to read further and find out why this short is a great film but a feature film is even better.
‘Real Artists’ Synopsis:
Sophia, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job. But when she discovers the truth of the modern “creative” process, she must make a hard choice about her passion for film. Set in an unsettling tomorrow, Real Artists, is the new sci-fi short film from award-winning director/screenwriter Cameo Wood (Dukha in Summer) and based on the short story by Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy winning author Ken Liu (The Grace of Kings) and stars renowned actress Tamlyn Tomita (Four Rooms, The Joy Luck Club, The Day After Tomorrow) and marks the debut of Tiffany Hines (Bones) in a sci-fi indie role.
I caught up with Cameo Woods at Cinequest International Film & VR Festival. The sci-fi got off the ground after she read Ken Liu’s short story Real Artists. Cameo changed it up a bit. The original story had a male boss and a female coworker. She changed it up a bit to eliminate the normal power struggles between man and woman. As mentioned in the synopsis the main characters are two females to be precise, an Asian boss and African-American future employee. If you haven’t noticed this film doesn’t highlight gender inequality or in that matter diversity. This is about how artificial intelligence could take out the humanity of filmmaking in the future.
Tiffany Hines and Tamlyn Tomita in REAL ARTISTS, a Charming Stranger Films release. Photo courtesy of Charming Stranger Films.
The 90/10 rule also applies to Cameo’s productions. Unlike mainstream male dominated entertainment industry her production team is 90% female and 10% male employees. What do you think of gender discrimination? I personally agree that more women could be involved with film. Maybe time to take a look at the website Women and Hollywood!
Why was the short that good? Everything was great about the film. How they take a movie studio that we all know and changes identifying factors. It builds familiarity. The film is based in San Francisco Bay Area (home town) and all the details of the film are perfect. I couldn’t find a flaw. The cinematography was beyond my expectations and I was fully engaged.
A little note: I for one am always intimidated by sci-fi and horror films. Intimidated is not the word I should use, creeped out by them. Sci-fi because what happens if that happened. Horror films, same response what happens if that happened!!
Circling back to the main topic. Will Cameo Wood find funding partners at Cannes Film Festival? I certainly hope to see Real Artists in the near future in a movie theater. Just remember you don’t need to meet Cameo Wood at Cannes to fund her project.
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