T.I.M. is guaranteed to change your life forever…
Stigma Films has today confirmed that comedian-turned-writer/director Spencer Brown‘s debut feature, the twisty and sophisticated thriller T.I.M. will be available to watch on Netflix UK from 16th August 2023.
Directed by Brown, from a script he co-wrote with his spouse, Sarah Govett (award-winning author of sci-fi trilogy, “The Territory”), the film stars Georgina Campbell (Barbarian, Bird Box Barcelona), Eamon Farren (“The Witcher) and Mark Rowley (“The Last Kingdom”). Inspired by the couple’s mutual love of ’90s stalker-thrillers and fear of A.I. and Big Data, T.I.M. follows robotics engineer Abi (Campbell) as she moves to the countryside to work for a tech firm that’s developing a technologically integrated manservant: T.I.M. She is hoping the new job will be a fresh start, allowing her to rebuild her relationship with her husband (Rowley) following his affair, and start a family. As a perk of the job, Abi is given her own prototype T.I.M. (Farren). At first, she’s thrilled as they’re meant to change your life but T.IM. soon becomes obsessed with her and will stop and nothing to take her husband’s place, using his access to their data to manipulate her into thinking her husband is straying again. What hope does trust have against an intelligence that can deep fake your voice, access your bank account, control the locks on your smart home and take control of your driverless car?
Eschewing the polar tropes of British film – kitchen sink ‘grittiness’ and chocolate box charm – to present a truly modern Britain, T.I.M. opens audiences eyes to the threat posed by artificial intelligence – tech companies racing ahead, wanting to be first to market, when even they admit they don’t know exactly what they’re unleashing on the world. And whether it will destroy us. As Geoffrey Hinton, the Godfather of A.I. recently said in an interview: ‘Imagine a household robot where you could tell it what to do and it can do things. That household robot will be a lot smarter than you. Are you confident it would keep doing what you told it to?‘
The film is produced by Matthew James Wilkinson and Patrick Tolan. Altitude Films are on board as the sales agent.
T.I.M. will be available to watch on Netflix UK from 16th August 2023 and, in the meantime, we’ll leave you with the official international trailer for a taster of how the film taps into numerous prevalent A.I. fears.