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Introspective stories that take surprising directions.

Films: Forever; Witness; Mon ami qui brille dans la nuit (My friend who shines in the night); Empiric; The Speech; Mum is pouring rain

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A life insurance company uses an AI algorithm to determine the risk of a new applicant. The subsequent denial sparks a period of introspection for the individual in question.

Forever was created with the experimental technique of using LiDAR to capture real life moments and environments. The LiDAR unit used to acquire the footage was originally created for self-driving cars. This junction of technology and filmmaking intersects with the subject of the film. AI uses LiDAR to “see” humanity in accurate detail, but has resolution limitations. In both story and style, Forever explores the boundary of advanced technology and the human experience.

Student Film: University of Southern California, California

In English, with English subtitles.

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Film Contact:

Mitch McGlocklin


  • Year
  • Runtime
    8 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Animated Short
  • Director
    Mitch McGlocklin
  • Screenwriter
    Mitch McGlocklin
  • Producer
    Mitch McGlocklin
  • Executive Producer
    Mitch McGlocklin
  • Cast
    Mitch McGlocklin, Jeanette Bonds
  • Animator
    Mitch McGlocklin