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System Error is a short film by Matt Vesely about a curious human and an ornery robot which is going insane in an existential way. Sid is played by David Quirk in person, George’s voice is provided by Canadian comedian Nick Nemeroff completely remotely, and his body is built by design and cosplay expert Stephen Robb, who owns a company called Motherson Innovations. Vesely is telling everyone that Robb is a genius. 

System Error exists in full on YouTube. In the longer project we discover that insanely efficient aliens rule the earth, but their robot enforcers are wretchedly incompetent.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.

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