Robert The Robot

United Kingdom, 2020
Duration: 4 min.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Family, Animation
Director: Jonathan Irwin
Writer: Jonathan Irwin
Producer: Spencer Friend
VFX: Jonathan Irwin

In the near future, the problem of domestic chores will be solved by artificially intelligent cleaning droids. Every home will have at least one.

This short tells the story of an old cleaning droid - a ROB 9000 domestic model - as he passes a boring Tuesday alone in an empty house, waiting for his owners to return.

By focusing on the robot’s self-awareness, loneliness and dog-like love of his owners, we have created a beautiful tone poem that makes people feel sympathy for a humble hunk of metal.