Tag Archive: Singularity


TOM page 132/150

I know, it’s a little hard to imagine a tiny box announcing the imminent arrival of the Tech Singularity but hey, it’s a SciFi movie, & it’s supposed to represent the tip of a tech pyramid/iceberg…

TOM page 127/150

Countdowns! Heroic actions. Trance hippies. Drone attacks. It’s all coming together.

TOM pg 126/150

Action! Drones! Tension. Excitement! (Building up for a big fun ending…)

TOM 125/150

As some may know, the dramatic question of a film is the ‘big question’ behind it, that hopefully gets answered during the film.
Perhaps one dramatic question of this film script project is: ‘if your dreams are telling you something, then what inside you is doing the telling?’ (Although can The Internet ‘wake up’, might also be a dramatic question posed in this film)

TOM page 122/150

A mini Burning Man / Afrikaburn-type psychedelic trance party is a glorious visual & audio spectacle!
And besides adding that value, it’s also a perfectly apt setting – not just because Cape Town is the Cradle of Human Consciousness (where we believe humans first ‘woke’ to create art about 100,000 years ago) , but because this film strives to show how, sitting alongside our primal human need to express consciousness, is AI – our next evolutionary step!

TOM pg 121/150

No coincidence our hero’s name is Magdalena – I’m pushing mythology here!
Also a nod to Yuval Harari, with his ‘AI will know you better than you know yourself…’

TOM pg 112

Action!

TOM pg 111

If anyone is perhaps wondering why I keep posting all these pages… my strategy is to see if showing my fully-storyboarded screenplay will attract any potential investor attention?
If not, then I’ll trim the script down, from low-budget to micro-budget, or even to no-budget, & make it anyway (as with my first movie – Girl From Nowhere – which has been a relative success). Because filmmakers make films!
Hey, it’s also fun to share this, the story of our times!
(p.s some will be relieved, others disappointed, to learn The Oracle Machine comes to a climactic end on page 150)
(p.p.s you can watch Girl From Nowhere on Tubi.tv on the link here, or find it on Amazon Prime here. Enjoy!)

TOM page 099

Making the audience think just a little, like a detective story. Perhaps the screenplay overstates the obvious, but again, it’s W.I.P. Testing options! With an intention to shoot more & edit back, rather than shooting too little…

TOM pg 093

An earlier version of the screenplay (there were many…) had this as a fight, Kloppers vs Scot. To shorten the film, I instead saved the fight for the end only. But again, if this was Mission Impossible, fights would here, there & everywhere. 
In filmmaking, there are always many options! And this is a WIP, so the options remain. Nothing is off the table, until the edit is locked.