Shout Factory has announced that they picked up filmmaker Ryan Braund’s latest animated thriller ‘Absolute Denial. for distribution. They plan on releasing it for home video as well as on digital platforms such as AppleTV, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, and Vudu.
Shout said on their website, “In the not-too-distant future, a genius programmer sacrifices everything in his personal and professional life to build a supercomputer of unprecedented power.”
They added, “Soon the artificial intelligence develops beyond anything he could imagine, and the lines between reality and fantasy become increasingly blurred. On December 6, 2022, Shout! Studios, in collaboration with SC Films International and BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated production company Bridge Way Films, will unleash the sci-fi animated thriller feature ABSOLUTE DENIAL, written, directed and produced by Ryan Braund, across major digital entertainment platforms.”
Braund serves as the co-producer, director, writer, and animator for the feature film.
You can watch the trailer below:
The film stars the voice talents of Nick Eriksen, Jeremy J. Smith-Sebasto, Harry Dyer, Heather Gonzalez and Jeff Leeson.
Shout Studios describes the synopsis as follows,
“Computer programmer David becomes obsessed with building a computer capable of learning and generating its own superintelligence – an improvement on the inferior human brain. Spending his entire savings on warehouse space and computer parts, David brings his Frankenstein-esque supercomputer to life; feeding it more and more information from every possible resource and enough power to keep its circuits and flashing lights alive. Becoming increasingly isolated from friends and lulled into a false sense of security by the “absolute denial” command inserted in the coding, his grasp of reality begins to slip as he is sucked into the computer convincing him it has escaped its walls. Where does reality end and computer simulation begin and who is running the show? Man or machine?”
The music for the film was composed by Troy Russell.