“Forever” Short Film by Mitch McGlocklin

Director Mitch McGlocklin in Los Angeles: “A life insurance company uses an AI algorithm to determine the risk of a new applicant. The subsequent denial sparks a period of introspection for the individual in question.

“‘Forever’ was created with the experimental technique of using LiDAR to capture real-life moments and environments. The LiDAR unit used to acquire the footage was originally created for self-driving cars.

“This junction of technology and filmmaking intersects with the subject of the film. AI uses LiDAR to ‘see’ humanity in accurate detail, but has resolution limitations.

“In both story and style, Forever explores the boundary of advanced technology and the human experience.”

Director/animator: Mitch McGlocklin