Phasma Ex Machina

Nearly half of the American population believes in the supernatural and over 20 per cent claim to have seen, felt or been in close contact with an inexplicable essence. Cody, the main character in Matt Osterman’s ghostlike lofi-SciFi debut, is one of them. After his parents are killed in a car accident, Cody is left dealing with great guilt, caring for his younger brother and the persistent thought of how to bring his parents back to life.

Cody knows he is not the first person to have ever had this idea or the first to have attempted to carry it through, but after several attempts with his electromagnetic device he becomes the first to breach the wall between the living and the dead. But where is the line between life and death? And who actually comes back? What ghosts (Phasma) come out (Ex) of the machine (Machina)?

Phasma Ex Machina is a Scifi film, which has succeeded to combine both heart and mystery with electronic veins and sheet metal. It is an unobtrusive and touching everyday story with the same sense for Science Fiction as Primer (2004).

Afsaneh Larsson

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