Film - How to be Human

How to be human

Putting a science fiction twist on a real world crisis, the short film How to be Human is currently crowdfunding...

Set in a dystopian future, How to be Human reverses the current humanitarian crisis of Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe by following two UK citizens - sisters, one human, the other android - as they flee war-torn London to Dover and the promise of a better world across the English Channel in Calais. With a scarily relevant and frighteningly foreboding reality, the film explores the dire consequences of a world without humanity and spotlights a different perspective of what it means to be a refugee and what it is to be human.

Frustrated by the misrepresentation and dehumanisation of Syrian refugees in the media, producer Louise Salter wanted to create a story that changed the perception of refugees and to provoke audiences to consider the reality - that people do not choose to become refugees, it’s a situation that is thrust upon them out of a sense of desperation and fear for their lives.

“They are real human beings with real stories and this film is a gentle reminder of that."

Written by Darren Rapier, directed by Bruno Centofanti and co-produced by Jeffrey Michael, Louise also stars in the film alongside BAFTA Scotland award winning actress Sophie Kennedy Clarke (Philomena) and West-end star Frances Ruffelle (Les Miserables).

With filming now complete they are now looking to raise £10,000 through a crowdfunding campaign in order to enable VFX Supervisor Marc Hutchings, who has worked on films like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy, to add the impressive visual effects needed to complete the post-production process.

The campaign runs until 5th October and promises perks which range from a digital copy of the finished film, through signed posters, limited edition artwork and workshops with the writer and director, to a promise of 48 months of Good Karma with the universe, which must be worth investing in.

Find out more information and support the crowdfunder here.

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