More Human Than Human explores what it means to live in the age of intelligent machines. In this personal, playful and at times dramatic quest, the filmmaker finds out how much of his creativity and human values are at stake as he builds his own robot to replace himself as a filmmaker. More than just an exposé on the pros and cons of new technology, the filmmaker’s journey takes him to the world’s leading AI experts and robot pioneers confronting them with existential questions such as: will AI, infinitely smarter, interconnected and possibly self-aware, render humanity obsolete?


Year: 2018

Production countries: Netherlands, United States, Belgium

Language: English

Runtime: 78 min

Upcoming SCREENINGS/Releases


June 2018: Digital Jove Festival (Valencia, Spain)


June 30, 2018: Dutch Premiere - De Balie, Amsterdam


July 5, 2018: Limited theatrical release – the Netherlands


July 5-18, 2018: Revelation Perth International Film Festival (Australia)


September 14-23, 2018: Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival (France)


October 2018: 360 Science & Technology Film Festival (Moscow, Russia)





SXSW Film Festival (March 2018)

Docville International Documentary Film Festival Leuven, Belgium (March 2018)

Hot Docs (May 2018)





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Produced by Submarine Amsterdam, in co-production with SubLA, Savage Film and VPRO.


TOMMY PALLOTTA – Director/Producer

Tommy Pallotta is a visionary storyteller who creatively blends technology with filmmaking, animation and interactivity. Tommy first connected Richard Linklater with animation when he produced the award-winning feature films Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly. More recent projects include the Emmy winning documentary/animation hybrid Last Hijack.


FEMKE WOLTING – Director/Producer

Femke Wolting is, together with Bruno Felix, founder and managing director of Submarine, an independent film and interactive production company, spanning feature films, television series and animation productions. Together with Bruno Felix and Tommy Pallotta she also founded a sister company in Los Angeles, SubLA.



Written & directed by

Tommy Pallotta

Femke Wolting



Tommy Pallotta

Bruno Felix

Femke Wolting



Bart Van Langendonck


Director of Photography

Guido van Gennep NSC



Eddy de Cloe


Chris van Oers


Supervising editor

Simon Barker



Harry Waters


Conversations with

Will Jackson

Daniel H. Wilson

Garry Kasparov

Nick Bostrom

Judith Newman & Gus Snowdon

Brian Christian

Eugenia Kuyda

George Zarkadakis

Robert Epstein

Mark Thielen

David Hanson

Justine Cassell

Johan Hoorn

Eniko Szabo

Hod Lipson

Billy Crudup

Richard Linklater

Albert Chi


Camerabot Team

Kyle McDonald (Creative Director)

Dan Moore (Technical Director)

Madeline Gannon (Interaction Director)

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