by Michele Diomà
Working as a producer, I am lucky to discover new filmmakers and screenwriters from all over the world every day. It is always a joy to see that human being has boundless creativity and imagination! Since I began working as a producer, it was the first time I saw a movie written by Artificial Intelligence founded by Elon Musk.
‘Connie Lynn’ is directed by English director and actor Lee Westwick. The movie was listed in the Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival and won the 8 & Halfilm Awards.
Following: my chat with Lee…
– Who is Lee Westwick?
Lee Westwick is an Actor and Director from England.
-What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
As an Actor portraying various characters I am inspired by Thomas Brodie Sangster, Dylan O’Brien and Cole Sprouse. As a director I am inspired by James Cameron. I wanted to instead of having peoples stories chosen which is still good as I get to research different topics, I truly wanted to be able to give more people a platform to have their stories told. The creating is truly amazing.
With the movie Connie Lynn we decided to create a movie using Elon Musk and Sam Altman’s Artificial Intelligence GPT. At the time we did not even know if this was possible as it turns out it was. We worked with the Artificial Intelligence and within 2 hours GPT had produced a full script. Recently the use of Artificial Intelligence in film making has raised some concerns especially with the WGA (Writers Guild of America) however I agree with Elon Musk, yes Artificial Intelligence can be dangerous however it does not have to be that way. A.I did not take over we worked with it, alongside it, creating with it.
-Do you think the cinema can bring a change in the society?
I asked my co Actor Kate Hargrave from the movie Connie Lynn her thoughts on this question and I have to agree with her “The most powerful movies show new perspectives and broaden the minds of the views. A society filled with open minded empathetic people can only be good.
-What would you change in the world?
I would make a law in place preventing artificial intelligence being used for harm and wrong doing.
-Where do you see the film industry going in the next 100 years?
At the moment I am seeing a lot of doubt about technology used in film however I strongly believe we can not fight against what we are creating. I believe we should be working with technology and specifically Artificial Intelligence to create more magic, and interactive experiences for the audiences and I see the film industry doing just that.