A Few Minutes From Fantasia 2022 With Franklin Ritch And ‘The Artifice Girl’

Posted in Fantasia 2022, Festival Coverage, Interviews, Movies by - July 24, 2022
A Few Minutes From Fantasia 2022 With Franklin Ritch And ‘The Artifice Girl’
Good science fiction storytelling will leave you with more questions then it will answers….

On this episode we report in from the Fantasia International Film Festival which runs until August 3rd in Montreal.  It’s arguably the premiere genre (Horror, Sci-Fi, World) film festival in the entire world and today we have the unique pleasure of diving into something that just had it’s World Premiere screening last night.  Ladies and Gentleman, I give you ‘The Artifice Girl’.

When an internet vigilante develops a revolutionary new computer program to combat online predators, its rapid advancement leads to serious questions of autonomy, oppression, and what it really means to be human.

This is a genuinely thought provoking and genius piece of low-fi science fiction that will have audiences talking long after they see the film.  It’s our favorite kind of science-fiction as a matter of fact because it gets the grey matter firing on some real world issues that are happening out there today and it shows the filmmaking world that Franklin Ritch just might be a force to be reckoned with the in the worlds of storytelling

In advance of the premiere we had the unique pleasure of sitting down with writer/director and star Franklin Ritch to discuss the origins of the film, the themes behind it, how he got his cast together and so very much more….

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