The Girl With the Mechanical Maiden

    • Director

      Andrew Legge

    • Credits

      Producer: Ciara Whelan. Writer: Andrew Legge

    • Principal Cast

      Dominic West, Sophie Scully,

  • Category

    Short
    Animation
    Family & Teen

A short set in a strange, quasi-Victorian world, The Girl with the Mechanical Maiden sees an inventor (Dominic West) construct a ramshackle robotic wet-nurse for his daughter after her mother dies in childbirth. As the child grows older, a robotic friend is built for her, a development which threatens the fragile stability of their very unusual lives. Made without dialogue, The Girl with the Mechanical Maiden relies on a well-employed music and effects track to tell a science-fiction story about unlikely parenting and even more unlikely friendship.

Awards:
Best Irish Short Award at the 25th Galway Film Fleadh 2013.

15 minutes, Ireland, 2012, Colour


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