Douglas, an introverted young man who wants to win over the girl of his dreams, decides to invest in a carbon clone that seems like an improved version of himself. Part dystopia and part steampunk, a metaphor about the extreme consequences of using the social media.
(Dublin, Ireland) graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with a BA in Film and Broadcasting. His first short film, entitled Los Memories (2017), was presented in numerous festivals where it won several awards, including Best Director and Best Short Film at the Discover Film Award in London and Director's Choice Award at the Irish Film Festival in Boston.
The Current (cm, 2015), Lost Memories (cm, 2017), A Better You (cm, 2019).
“The inspiration for A Better You comes from the world we live in today. We live in a world that propagates the idea that we're not good enough. I believe social media is at the forefront of this culture. Filtered selfies, travel photos and inspirational posts all feed into the idea that other people are living a much more exciting life than we are. A Better You is inspired by this cultural phenomenon and takes it one step further. Instead of pushing a digital version of ourselves out onto a digital platform, the characters are literally able to send better, more idyllic version of themselves out into the real world.”