Elliot Leeds is dead -- or is he? A pioneering software mogul, Leeds makes headlines one last time when his private jet plunges into the Pacific. Months later, his grief-paralyzed widow Melanie discovers Elliot's greatest creation: a virtual-reality simulation of himself that he masterminded before his demise.

 

Programmed with advanced artificial intelligence, thousands of hours of his recorded thoughts and speech, and a digital re-creation of his face and body, "Elliot 2.0" is a talking, thinking, virtual soul. And though merely an image on the video screens of their wired, high-tech mansion, it -- he -- can answer questions, hold conversations, share memories, and perhaps even grow in intelligence and capacity. The question is...is he alive?

Early 2021 at The Civic Playhouse

Directed by James Chapman

Assisted by Stephanie Rochet

Benjamin Loutitt as Elliott

Bec Kynaston as Melanie

Tim Turner as Ben

Claire Williams as Catherine

Patrick Campbell as Jerry Gold

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