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Project- The Boy And His Robot

“小弟的机器人 (The Boy and His Robot)” aims to break new ground in independent film making both on-screen and off-screen.
On-screen, the short film seeks to present the extraordinary world of the Mecha in live-action, centered upon a story of friendship.
Off-screen, the production aspires to bring this Mecha world to life using the latest affordable groundbreaking technologies available to artists,
and introducing a new GPU(Graphics Processing Unit)-based production workflow.

In the past, smaller independent studios, had to struggle with having our vision hampered by the cost and time restrictions from traditional technology and workflows in film making.
Compromise in quality always seems to be spoken about, and much time is spent on making things work rather than focusing on the artistry of creation and storytelling.
Now, with the advent of cloud computing and GPU rendering specific to the creation of films, things might just change for the better.
Technology should once again become the tool to free a storyteller to dream on screen.
And with “The Boy And His Robot”, we hope to take the risk, and jump in to find out.

“The Boy And His Robot”, is the first of a trilogy of short movies set in the same Mecha world, distributed over the internet and film festival circuit, and aims to build an interest for an eventual feature length film for international cinema distribution.

We aim to bring this story project to life by partnering companies/institutions that produce ground-breaking technologies who would like to be part of this experimental but groundbreaking film project.
And to date, the adventurers on-board this Richmanclub Studios movie production are, Nanyang Technological University’s Multi-plAtform Game Innovation Centre (MAGIC), NVIDIA, SONY, OTOY’s OctaneRender, Technicolor, Muse Post, ISP, Act-3D B.V., and iPi Soft.

Together, we seek to produce and showcase the world’s first live-action short film, with onscreen visual effects that are almost entirely rendered by GPUs.

Rich Ho, Producer/ Director
  • iPiSoft
  • Act-3D B.V.
  • ISP
  • Muse
  • Technicolor
  • OctaneRender
  • Otoy
  • Sony
  • Nvidia
  • Multi-plAtform Game Innovation Centre (MAGIC) at Nanyang Technological University
  • Richmanclub Studios