Vertigo A.I.

Directed by Chris Peters

Can an A.I. be creative? An artificial intelligence (A.I.) computer watched the Hitchcock classic “Vertigo” 20 times in a row and then it made its own disturbing movie. With machine-generated imagery and narration, the film gives us a glimpse into a world at once familiar and fantastic – our world, as seen by a new intelligence of our own design.


Director's Statement

In 2021, having a machine make a movie is just barely possible but in a few decades, it will be commonplace. By 2050, you will be able to turn on your TV and order the machine to write and render a new show just for you, all within a few seconds' time. This future reality may not be high art but you will likely find it entertaining – and may even save the result. This movie is a very early first step towards this eventual outcome.


About the Director

Chris Peters

Chris Peters is a Los Angeles-based painter and filmmaker. His films have screened at numerous Academy Award qualifying festivals, including Slamdance 2021 and winning the Peter Wilde Award at the 2020 Ann Arbor Film Festival.

His formal education began in Seattle where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Washington. Later he trained for three years at the Gage Academy of Art, learning the drawing and painting methods of the 19th-century academic tradition.

His work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as part of the private collection of Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro and he recently completed a solo show at Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara. He’s had eight previous solo shows at galleries in Santa Monica, Santa Fe, and New York City. His collectors include many members of the music and film industries.

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