Bucheon Choice: Features

The Artifice Girl

Franklin RITCH|USA|2022|93min |Asian Premiere |15+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
511 7/3  13:30 - 15:03 Bucheon City Hall Main Theater 15
737 7/5  20:00 - 21:33 CGV Sopung 9 15 GV
1012 7/8  20:00 - 21:33 Korea Manhwa Museum 15
511 7/3  13:30 - 15:03Bucheon City Hall Main Theater
737 7/5  20:00 - 21:33CGV Sopung 9
15  GV
1012 7/8  20:00 - 21:33Korea Manhwa Museum

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Program Note

When an internet vigilante develops a revolutionary new computer program to combat online predators, its rapid advancement leads to serious questions of autonomy, oppression, and what it really means to be human.

Program Note

An A.I. system employing a video image of a young girl, is created to hunt down online predators in child porn. What starts as an independent cause becomes a full-blown government cyber operation, and as the system gains years of information on human behavior, the A.I. also becomes the creator’s daughter-like entity. As it outlives the creator, this A.I. entity keeps on going without getting old, but getting smarter. This triumphant feature debut by a writer-director Franklin Ritch, who also stars as Gareth the creator, The Artifice Girl is an attentive indie sci-fi film using smart dialogues over fancy visuals. Even with its easy pace, the film clearly presents a relevant issue that current society is faced with, and a friendly warning on our dealing with A.I. applications. The acting is superb, led by the tour-de-force work of Tatum Matthews as the A.I. entity, “Cherry”. (Jongsuk Thomas NAM)


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Franklin RITCH

Franklin Ritch is known for his unique ideas and sharp storytelling. His shorts were invited to many festivals including Fantastic Fest. He premiered his debut feature film, The Artifice Girl (2022) at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal and won the Golden Audience Award as well as top prize in Trieste Sci-Fi Festival. He has been recognized as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine.


Producer Aaron B. KOONTZ, Ashleigh SNEAD
Screenplay Franklin RITCH
Cinematographer Britt MCTAMMANY
Editor Franklin RITCH
Sound Dave CHMELA
Music Alex CUERVO
Cast Franklin RITCH, Tatum MATTHEWS, David GIRARD