Internet Fans Help To Build ‘ADAM: Next Generation Robotics’
Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Mike Buonaiuto has enlisted the help of internet fans to put together a short film raising awareness of the importance of self-acceptance – making this the first of its kind in the UK to use online fans to produce the project!
Buonaiuto’s social media followers contributed from around the world, on details relating to costume decisions, narrative choices and even watched ‘Adam: The Gay Short Film Project’ being shot live via Ustream.
Dubbed as a futuristic advert, the short film focusses on a customisable robot and uses the mechanical metaphor to say we should “never seek to control, suppress or silence a person, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. We are not robots.”
Speaking about the innovative project, Buonaiuto said:
“I wanted to shoot something engaging, with a universal message about self-acceptance and homophobia.
“New’s reports of homophobic abuse and the devastating effects it has on families are becoming ever too common. I hope the film will inspire young people struggling with accepting their sexuality due to bullying or fear to find confidence within themselves. We are not machines, we are human and we cannot be controlled, suppressed or silenced.”
Click on the link below to watch the video, and see what you think: