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Directed by Magali Barbe

Cast: Jessica Ellerby, Timothy Spall

Nigel grows old and isolated in front of his TV. That day, his tranquillity is disturbed by a group of kids outside. He scares them away and without knowing it, he just saved the life of…an adorable little robot. While showing himself useful around the house, the unexpected visitor will gradually win Nigel’s trust and learn that this man was not always alone. He used to have a family.

Director’s Bio

Magali Barbe’s first passion was drawing. She has studied Fine Art in Paris before moving to London, where she’s worked as VFX animator and previz artist for 10+ years. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she wrote, produced and directed her first short film ‘Strange Beasts’ (released in 2017). It was featured on Short of the week, got a Staff Pick on Vimeo, was selected in 30+ international festivals, won a few awards and got her representation. Magali is currently working on her feature script ‘Augmented’, an extension of her first short. She is repped by: Zero Gravity (US) and Linda Seifert (UK).

Plays in


The Nitehawk Shorts Festival MATINEE ONE program presents eight short films that explore sincere and insincere quests for intimacy, the attraction of nostalgia, and a very personal look at our immigration climate.

Dates & Times


Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg

Sat, Nov 16
11:30 am