New Human/Machine Piece in ‘Tomo’

This afternoon I just stumped upon a really cool indie film from Australia entitled TOMO, which is set in the near future where a man is stranded on a barren ice-planet when his cargo ship crash-lands. John’s only hope of rescue is through the help of an emergency survival robot or Tomo (“companion” in Japanese). At first John is cautious, but as they battle to survive, he drops his guard, finding friendship and humanity where he least expects it. Adapted from the award winning short, Tomo explores the relationship between humans and their machines, refusing to shy away from what could be a terrifying reality or the great new hope. The film was directed by Paul Catling. Check out the poster inside.