asuka lin


A.I. Mama

“Asuka Lin's A.I. Mama was a unique film
with a punk vision of computational need,
carried out in an analog space, full of
wires and gear and hallucinations.”
- Juror Jason Livingston, Big Muddy Film Festival
A.I. Mama is a post-cyberpunk Super 8 film that features Kei, a 22 year old non-binary programmer who attempts to reconnect with their lost mother by building an AI that can import and process Kei’s memories through ingesting their diary entries.

Kei realizes that the computer begins to take on a life of its own, bridging the “real” to the “virtual”, and trauma to the nostalgia.

Along with fresh but familiar messages of social issues, this story of a child in search of their mother takes place in a sometimes alienating, sometimes comforting post-cyberpunk bedroom of the main character Kei.


Official Selection:

︎︎︎DEITY Online Group Screening (2020)
︎︎︎Coaxial Summer Series (2020)


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