06-24 November 2019



HIFF Extreme
Seth Ickerman

France, United States

2019 / 50’ / Hawaii Premiere / English
First feature

Set in the not-to-distant future, two intergalactic hunters are tracking down a spaceship trying to free itself. After taking it down, they witness a mystical phenomenon--a literal “ghost in the machine”--with what looks like the soul of a young woman emerging out of hardware. Trying to understand the nature of this entity, they start chasing the woman through space, where it leads them to someplace akin to Kubrick if through the artistry of Moebius in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées tradition. 

BLOOD MACHINES is a smorgasbord of ‘80s inspired science-fiction, a visual fantasia acid mind trip of a film, written and directed by Seth Ickerman and scored by the synth-wave artist Carpenter Brut. Imagine STRANGER THINGS, KUNG FURY, THE ICE PIRATES and Boris Vallejo erotic sci-fi covers for Heavy Metal with a rocking soundtrack with antecedents of Goblin and Vangelis. With this in mind, only then will you fully ingest the sensory overload on the big screen. It hits all the right nostalgic feels in the world building tales stored within the confines of that musty comic book shop you used to frequent as a kid. 

Like its cult-favorite progenitor KUNG FURY, the film is also a DIY Kickstarter funded project. The result is some of the most amazing visual effects and art design you’ll see this year that needs to be seen on the big screen.

-Anderson Le

Wednesday 13 21:00 - 22:11Regal Dole Cannery 15
Thursday 14 20:45 - 21:56Regal Dole Cannery 15
DirectorSeth Ickerman.
CastElisa Lasowski, Anders Heinrichsen, Christian Erickson, Natasha Cashman, Joëlle Berckmans, Noémie Stevens, Alexandra Flandrin, Garance Silve and Walter Dickerson.
ScreenplaySeth Ickerman and Paul La Farge.
CinematographerPhilip Lozano.
Production designerJulien Richard.
EditorSeth Ickerman.
MusicCarpenter Brut.
SoundMarius Leftarache.
ProductionLogical Pictures, Frédéric Fiore, Alexis Perrin and Yannick Bossenmeyer.

Visual Effects 

Chadi Abo ... visual effects supervisor
Nasser Abo ... visual effects
Sarah Beaudouin ... visual effects
Tony Botella ... visual effects producer
Romain Bourzeix ... motion control producer: SPLINE
Ronan Broudin ... digital compositor
Margaux Chambas ... visual effects artist
Olivier Emery ... visual effects producer
Yasmeen Fanari ... creative director
Nicolas Favre ... 3d artist
Clément Fontaine ... digital effects artist
Fabien Girodot ... visual effects artist
Claire-Alix Gomez ... motion control producer: SPLINE
Antoine Grasset ... motion control operator: SPLINE
Marjorie Grinda ... digital compositing assistant
Geoffrey Guiot ... 3d artist
Amer Heneini ... visual effects editor
Alexandre Laurette ... digital compositing assistant
Lucas Limonne ... stage manager: SPLINE
Vincent Meilac ... visual effects editor
Albin Merle ... visual effects supervisor
Laurent Orluc ... visual effects artist
Clément Perrotin ... 3d artist
Adrien Peze ... visual effects supervisor
David Rodes ... digital compositor
Florian Roger ... digital effects trainee
Stéphane Stradella ... visual effects supervisor
Isabelle Tessier ... post production secretary


Camera and Electrical 

Quentin Améziane ... gaffer
Benoit Antoniotti ... electrician
Yannick Azzano ... electrician
Serge Bastien ... electrician
Pierre Comet ... camera
Pierre Corvaisier ... electrician
Julie Labrouche ... camera
Philip Lozano ... Maxima Operator / camera operator
Pierre-Antoine Mouvilliat ... electrician
Manon Naudot ... grip
Pietro Rosso ... electrician


Other Crew 

James Longshore ... dialog coach
Alexia Montegu ... script supervisor


Special Thanks

Patrick Templin

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