Automata is the eerie, black-humoured story of Henry, the last in a long line of duck hunters. The film examines the connection between hunter and prey and obsession in the face of extinction. It posits the question 'what would happen to someone at the tipping point; the moment where they are directly responsible for the extinction of an entire species'
Format - HD 1.77:1 // Duration - 11.05mins
Featuring - Tom McCathie, Jon Yencken
Director - Matt Richards
Cinematography - Jeremy Rouse
Additional Photography - Matt Richards
Composition & Voice - Sez Wilks
Sound Design, Arrangement & Additional Voice - Christina Clar
Editor - Matt Richards
Production Design - Wandjina
Dungog Film Festival - May 27th 2011 (Australia)
Downunder Berlin Film Festival - September 18th 2011 (Germany)
Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Film Festival - January 13-18, 2012 (Belarus)
Byron Bay International Film Festival - March 2-11, 2012 (Australia)
West End Film Festival - March 25th, 2012 (Australia)
Lewiston Auburn Film Festival (LAFF) - April 13-15, 2012 (USA)
Bideodromo International Experimental Film Festival - October 5th, 2012 (Spain)
DUKAFEST - November 15th, 2012 (Bosnia)
Nominated - Byron Bay International Film Festival (2012) 'Best Experimental'
Nominated - Lewiston Auburn Film Festival (2012) 'Best Experimental'
4th place - Bideodromo (2012) 'Best Experimental'