Ryan Braund’s ‘Absolute Denial’ Premieres on Digital Dec. 6

In the not-too-distant future, a genius programmer sacrifices everything in his personal and professional life to build a supercomputer of unprecedented power. Soon the artificial intelligence develops beyond anything he could imagine, and the lines between reality and fantasy become increasingly blurred…

On December 6, Shout! Studios, in collaboration with SC Films International and BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated production company Bridge Way Films, will unleash the sci-fi animated thriller feature Absolute Denial, written, directed, produced and animated by Ryan Braund, across major digital entertainment platforms.

Absolute Denial
Absolute Denial

Synopsis: Computer programmer David becomes obsessed with building a computer capable of learning and generating its own superintelligence — an improvement on the inferior human brain. Spending his entire savings on warehouse space and computer parts, David brings his Frankenstein-esque supercomputer to life; feeding it more and more information from every possible resource and enough power to keep its circuits and flashing lights alive. Becoming increasingly isolated from friends and lulled into a false sense of security by the “absolute denial” command inserted in the coding, his grasp of reality begins to slip as he is sucked into the computer convincing him it has escaped its walls. Where does reality end and computer simulation begin and who is running the show? Man or machine?

An official selection of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival and other genre cinema celebrations,  Absolute Denial has been recognized with several nominations, including a Contrechamp Award nomination from Annecy for Best Film, an Anima’t Award from Sitges for Best Animated Feature and nominations from Trieste Science + Fiction Festival for Best International Science Fiction Film and Best European Feature-Length Film.

Absolute Denial
Absolute Denial

The voice cast features Nick Eriksen, Jeremy J. Smith-Sebasto, Harry Dyer, Heather Gonzalez and Jeff Leeson. Chris Hees is also producer on the project, with SC Films’ Simon Crowe and Mike Chapman as executive producers; music by Troy Russell.

Absolute Denial will be available to rent or buy in the U.S. and Canada through Digital platforms including, but not limited to, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu and the Microsoft Store.

Absolute Denial

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