What else should audiences know: "I spent a year and half researching and writing the script. Part of my research included a clandestine off the record meeting with an A.I. expert making intelligent machines for the British Ministry of Defence. Luckily they've only managed to map a mouse brain - at least that's what he told me."
What was your biggest challenge in developing this project: "I'd never shot CGI or action sequences before so that was a challenge and a lot of fun. All my films will have both from now on."
What do you hope audiences will walk away with: "That they were entertained and moved and challenged enough that they want to talk about its ideas with their friends - and hopefully get them to see the film when it's in the cinema!"
Inspirations: "Part of my research also involved meeting families with autistic and disabled children (so I could better understand Vincent's journey and relationship with his daughter who has Rett syndrome). Those families and the kids that I met inspired me more to tell the story than other movies."
What's next: "Another Sci-Fi set further in the future, its an action thriller. I also have a horror movie and an awesome action movie in the works."
Indiewire invited Tribeca Film Festival directors to tell us about their films, including what inspired them, the challenges they faced and what they're doing next. We'll be publishing their responses leading up to the 2013 festival.
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