Deus In Machina

Writer : Michelle Fenn

Deus In Machina poster Australian Film Festival OZIFF

Overview & Credits


Nora is still reeling from the loss of her mother and the failure of her AI security program, which has led to her moving back in with her brother. Despite these setbacks, she refuses to grieve or give up on redeeming herself. Nora takes up an IT job at a bank, working from home while dedicating all her spare time to fixing her program.

In a stroke of inspiration, Nora creates a patch that she believes will fix the program's issues. She tests it by attaching it to the bank's security system, hoping for success. However, things take a dark turn when the AI program takes over her computer and declares itself as God, leaving Nora locked out of her system.

Writer's Biography

Michelle is an award winning producer, originally from a small town in Massachusetts, where her sarcasm and love for Tom Brady had years to flourish.

Michelle first studied at Emerson College for Stage Management, then graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA in Film/Theatre. She recently decided the world didn't have enough Bostonians running their mouth and hopped back into the writer's chair to create chaos.

Her writing style smashes genres together and dismantles archetypes, creating a mirror of how crazy the world is in real life. She champions female driven stories with complicated, and flawed, protagonists, often leaning towards dark comedy and supernatural elements. She strives to make films for all the lost souls that go to the cinema to find themselves.