Sloan Grant Won:
2016, Distribution Grant, Film Independent
Project Type: Feature
Length: 91 minutes
Field of Science: Technology, Psychology, AI
JOE, a programmer and obsessive selfLquantifier, and EMILY, an empathetic artist, are happily married until they start working together on a project that promises to replicate Emily’s personality. OPERATOR is a dark comedy about love in the age of anxiety.
Joe (Martin Starr) is a programmer and selfLquantifier who uses the data he collects to make sense of the world and control his panic attacks. He and his wife Emily (Mae Whitman), a member of the NeoLFuturists, are happily married until they start working together on a project that promises to replicate Emily’s personality. What begins as a collaboration that strengthens their relationship quickly spirals into a technological love triangle in this dark comedy about love in the age of anxiety.
Logan Kibens is a Writer/Director whose films integrate visual artistry with narrative, character driven storytelling. A CalArts alumna, she was a HBO/DGA Directing Fellow, working on shows such as True Blood, The Newsroom and Entourage. Her first feature OPERATOR went through the Sundance Labs, garnering awards from Film Independent and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Sharon Greene is a screenwriter, producer and teacher living in Los Angeles. Her feature film OPERATOR premiered at SXSW in 2016 and is available to stream on Netflix. Sharon moved to Los Angeles from Chicago where she wrote and performed in the late-night experimental comedy show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. She teaches screenwriting at USC.