Oscar Sharp, Ross Goodwin / 09'02 / UK / USA / 2016
The first film written entirely by artificial intelligence: Benjamin, a robot screenwriter conceived the short film that was then created by Ross Goodwin & Oscar Sharp. What's it about? "I don't know. I wish I could see the sun in the first place." - Benjamin.
Director: Oscar Sharp
Written by: Benjamin - a long short term memory recurrent neural network (LSTM-RNN).
Writer of Writer: Ross Goodwin
Starring: Thomas Middleditch
Executive Producer: Walter Kortschak
Producers: Allison Friedman, Andrew Kortschak, Andrew Swett
Production: End Cue Production
Oscar Scharp is a BAFTA-nominated filmmaker and Screen International Star of Tomorrow. His films have received many prizes internationally, from the likes of Joss Whedon, Guillermo del Toro and Sir Alan Parker. In 2016, he and his technologist collaborator Ross Goodwin created Benjamin, the world's first artificially-intelligent screenwriter and shot the first purely AI-written film, Sunspring, starring Thomas Middleditch.
Ross Goodman is a creative technologist, artist, hacker, data scientist, graduated of NYU ITP and MIT, and former Obama administration ghostwriter. His work employs machine learning, natural language processing, and other computational tools to realise new forms and interfaces for written language.