Starring BAFTA winner Sophie Kennedy Clarke (Philomena, Nymphomaniac) and Louise Salter (Butterfly) this quirky SCI-FI-LONDON short aims to inspire a different perspective of the refugee and what it is to be human.
BAFTA winner Sophie Kennedy Clarke (Philomena, Nymphomaniac), Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle (Les Misérables) and newcomer Louise Salter drive us though this empowering female-led futuristic short film.
Set in the near future of a dystopian London, with a scarily relevant and frighteningly foreboding reality, the film explores the dire consequences of a world without humanity, as the sisters try to escape their war-torn country.
HOW TO BE HUMAN is an intimate, poetic and life affirming, this isn’t just an incredible story of determination against all odds; we are exploring the precious and delicate nature of human existence and the values that make us who we are.
Bruno Centofanti, the director of HOW TO BE HUMAN, describes the film as, “a vivid and relevant story for our times… in a world where the migration of displaced people is so present, this story reminds us of how being born in the right place and the right time can so often lead us to take our freedom and basic rights for granted.”
Over a thousand people helping to spread the word of HOW TO BE HUMAN, with clips and exclusive videos engaging fans online, with some videos reaching over 22,000 views. This support is a result of a successful Phundee crowdfunding campaign which raised the film’s profile along with £12,080 that enabled the completion of this high-concept film and its visual effects.
The team are also currently exploring other ways of reaching its audience through transmedia storytelling with the use of Virtual Reality and a short documentary created by the filmmakers about the unsung work of the volunteers that helped at the Calais Jungle, filmed just a few weeks before the demolition of the refugee camp.
With its growing audience, HOW TO BE HUMAN has been attracting the support and attention of the industry, leading to the team featuring on a number of Q&A panels at the BFI (British Film Institute) as part of the BFI Future Film Festival, SAE Institute and at Roundhouse Camden. It has recently been announced that HOW TO BE HUMAN has been selected for BAFTA-qualifying Raindance Film Festival, Encounters Film Festival, Sci-Fi-London Film Festival and most recently won an Award of Excellence at One Reeler Short Film Festival.
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