What if Androids could download human emotions the way we install an app?
Sensation started as a question: What if androids in the future were able to download a human sense much like we can download an app in 2015? Influenced by the style of Metropolis and Bladerunner, the short film captures a defining moment between two machines who want nothing more than to feel. In this particular instance, the "upgrade" between our female and male androids gives these characters the ability to taste. Though it may seem trivial to us, it is a momentous occasion for the androids. Not only do they experience a human sense, they see each other for the first time. As our world becomes more and more reliant on technology, Sensation asks the ultimate question for future generations: What is “human”? Starring Diana Gettinger and Clint Brink Written and Directed by Kimberly Willming Produced by Wendy Willming Cinematography by Jason Honeycutt Visual Effects by Opiyo Okeyo Music and Sound Design by Kevin De Leon Make-up by Josiah Cracraft Hair by Mimi Medina Edited by Kimberly Willming Title Design by Brandon Moats Production Assistants: Brady Serwitz & Dylan Avnet Pies provided by The Pie Hole in Downtown Los Angeles Amy Perkins as The Waitress Background: Shaun Avnet, Dylan Avnet, Elaine Green, Rhoda Pell, Marc Strom A Duplicity Studios Production