After two centuries of life, love and loss Alma is struggling to go on and so looks to take a final journey to rejoin her deceased wife, Maya.
How does your film respond to the ideas behind Life Rewired?
The Last Forever Woman focuses on the theme of ageing populations and our aim was to use the film to explore the theme of immortally within a global culture that seems transfixed by the desire to live forever. Yes, it’s a tempting idea, but how does it play out in practice and at what cost? We hope that Alma’s voice can offer a personal point of view on ageing as we move into an era where the realities of immortality may lay just around the corner.
Can you explain the process behind the making of your film?
In a word. Fast. From idea to final film we only had eight weeks, but I was blessed by a team who threw themselves at the project. Thanks guys! The writing process was the hardest part given the delicate subject matter. Seventeen drafts later myself and writing partner Alexandria Macleod hope we have found a strong way through the creative fog to tell an engaging and emotive story. But I’m so close to the material it's hard to tell so I’m really looking forward to seeing how it goes down with audiences.
What does the filmmaker of the future look like?
The rollout of language implants will allow filmmakers to tell global stories unhindered by the need for subtitles. Once that barrier for audiences disappears it’ll be a brave new world. I can’t wait.
The realities of immortality may lay just around the corner...