Everyone seems to be buzzing about the short film titled Sunspring starring Silicon Valley‘s Thomas Middleditch. The short centers on H (Middleditch), H2 (Elisabeth Gray), and C (Humphrey Ker) and their relationship with each other… and that’s pretty much all I can tell you because the plot makes no sense at all. You might think that this is a avant garde sc-fi flick that only obnoxious cinephiles would adore because of its cryptic nature. Opposite of that, you might think this a B-movie that prides itself on bad dialogue and low budget flair. I would call it a combination of both, but Sunspring is actually a movie written entirely by an AI who decided to name itself Benjamin.
Directed by Oscar Sharp, Sunspring is the result of training AI to write a sci-fi screenplay. There’s a lot of complicated technology involved, but in the end, good ol’ Benny popped out this nonsensical piece of work for our entertainment. I’m sure someone considers this a work of genius, but to me it’s just weird…and incredibly enjoyable.