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“A compelling and disturbing prophesy, imagining human distrust of interactive programming.” – F3 Film Magazine
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NEO PORTRAITS  Japan  Narrative
Takumi is a junior-high student who lost his mother three months ago. Her memories have been ported into an interactive avatar, but Takumi is distrustful of the technology.
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Director Bio :
Born in 1978.
I spent my youth in a city with a view of Mt. Fuji
After working as an assistant director for a movie, an art staff, and a production manager, I became a director in 2015.
I use the name GAZEBO when directing so that the name is easy to remember.
To date, I have directed four short films.
I love late night radio and anime.

Director Statement :
On the day I bought Alexa, it was incredibly embarrassing to speak to it. Seeing myself objectively talking to a machine made me appear ridiculous. Yet, now, every morning, the first words that escape my lips are, "Alexa, what's the weather like today?" And not only that, I even find myself getting angry, saying, "Alexa, why don't you know something so simple?" I was astounded to realize that I was earnestly conversing with what I had initially perceived as a mere machine.
Whether there is a soul within these devices or not, perhaps it is the user themselves who ultimately decides.