Say Hello To Shynola's DR EASY
Produced by Warp Films, Dr Easy was a selection of the Edinburgh International Film Festival - where it premiered yesterday - is based on a small, early fragment of Matthew De Abaitua's novel The Red Men. Yes, it's meant to prove that they've got what it takes to make a full feature of the book and, yes, it succeeds admirably in doing exactly that.
The producers are wasting no time whatsoever in getting Dr Easy out to the public, releasing it online less than a day after the public premiere in Edinburgh. Take a look below for a taste - and, having read the book, I feel it's fair to say a small taste - of what is coming.Starring Tom Hollander alongside Dr. Easy, a medical robot voiced by Geraldine James, the short is adapted from Matthew De Abaitua's novel The Red Men, set against a pervasive and Orwellian vision of contemporary society: surveillance, automation, biotechnology, and their implications for our humanity. The film has been written and directed by Jason Groves, Chris Harding and Richard Kenworthy (Shynola).
Michael (Tom Hollander) is a broken man with a gun, surrounded by armed police. A robot with a medical degree is dispatched - but can it save him?