Another Body (2023)
Director: Reuben Hamlyn, Sophie Compton Run Time: 80 min. Release Year: 2023
Country: United States
About the film:
Winner, Special Jury Award for Innovation in Storytelling, 2023 SXSW
Another Body (2023) follows a college student’s search for answers and justice after she discovers deepfakes of herself circulating online. Through candid video diaries, synthetic media, and 2D and 3D animation, the film takes you into Taylor’s online and offline worlds, humanizing a vast social issue in a compelling personal story.
“A film like this is essential viewing.”
—John Fink, The Film State
About the filmmakers:
Reuben Hamlyn is an award-winning filmmaker whose films look through the intimate frame of individual experience to investigate power, injustice, and the impact of technology and media on identity and behaviour. His last film Roger tells the story of a service app worker who attempts to bypass technological barriers to forge a relationship with her client. Roger was commissioned by the BFI and BBC Arts to open their “Born Digital: Raised by the Internet” season in 2019. The film premiered at BFI Southbank and aired on BBC Four; it was noted as “highlight” of the program by The Guardian and featured in Vogue Italia before winning the Jury Prize at Ennesimo Film Festival “Filosofia” and the “Young Talent Award” at the New Renaissance Film Festival. Previously, Reuben made BROTHER!—an experimental documentary about masculinity in pro-wrestling subcultures. The film exhibited at Copeland Gallery, London and was featured in Tank Magazine, It’s Nice That, and i-D. Another Body is Reuben’s feature debut.
Sophie Compton is a British director, writer, and activist who tells women’s stories of injustice. As Artistic Director of Power Play, she has produced and directed six plays, including Fringe First-winning Funeral Flowers, taken on an Offie-nominated UK Tour (Bunker, BGAC). She has produced and directed work at Tate Modern, Science Museum, and V&A, and she is currently directing the feature documentary Holloway following ex-prisoners returning to the abandoned Holloway Prison (supported by Arts Council England). Compton has led global activist campaigns that have led to changes to UK arts policy and Law Commission proposals for new legislation, and she has been invited to steering groups for international NGOs including the World Economic Forum. She trained in trauma-informed practice with Clean Break and draws on community activism to develop projects that empower women in process as well as output. She is an editor for climate magazine It’s Freezing in LA!. Another Body (2023) is Sophie’s feature debut.See our upcoming films