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asuka lin

director/DP



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 short featuring Kei, a young programmer who attempts to resurrect their lost mother by coding an A.I. that can input childhood memories.

Shot handheld on raw black & white Super 8, this frenetic 5 minute live action + animation crescendoes into a cathartic collapse of the binaries of mother and child, creator and creation.


The essay “Finding Softness Within Cyberpunk” published in SYMS Mag Issue 1, 2020
Awards:


Screenings:

︎︎︎Destination: Other Worlds, HOME Manchester (2022)
︎︎︎Destination: Other Worlds, CCA Glasgow (2022)
︎︎︎New Dogs Old Tricks Screening (2022)
︎︎︎OTV Spring Showcase (2022)
︎︎︎CalArts New Films New Animations (2022)
︎︎︎DEITY Online Group Screening (2020)
︎︎︎Coaxial Summer Series (2020)