Bruce is an award winning animation that explores how advances in open-source synthetic biology allow a young man to grow his very own tiny Bruce Willis from a lump of mince. Running at just over three minutes, Bruce pokes at one possible ramification of synthetic biology by positioning it inline with the open-source microprocessor project Arduino.
This documentary presents the growing art community that got inoculated by biotechnology, producing living and semi-living artworks (or biofacts). Biofaction is credited for seeding the initial idea of this documentary, providing the producers (Styblo TV, ORF and ARTE) and director Robert Styblo with scientific advice, contacts and complete post-prodution of the film. The film was shown on October 31st 2011 at TV station ORF 2, and will be shown on ARTE this fall.