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Place
Online
Date
December 3, 2020
Time
15:00 - 16:30

About the seminar

About the film

Grab Them is a controversial short film about a hysterical deep-faked reality where a man's insane journey through the world has become a woman's heaviest yoke to bear.

The film is written and directed by Morgane Dziurla-Petit and tells the story of sixty-year-old Sally who longs for love and happiness. In recent times, her search has been complicated by the fact that she resembles an American President.

Grab Them is produced by the Gothenburg based production company GötaFilm and premiered at Göteborg Film Festival 2020 and is now popular on SVT Play. 

To produce the film and to make Sally look just like the president, the filmmakers have worked with so-called deep fake-technology and used the AI infrastructure at AI Sweden to train the algorithms.

Se the film on SVT Play >


The panel

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Morgane Dziurla-Petit

Born in France, Morgane Dziurla-Petit studied cinema and theater at La Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and film production in Cannes. After professional experiences at the Cannes Film Festival and Roy Andersson Filmproduktion, she travelled to Tokyo, shooting the art video Memories of Another I, using self generative editing. She moved to Sweden in 2017. Here, she keeps on creating new narratives, moving borders between fiction and documentary.

Morgane's first short film Le Jour (2018) was followed by the acclaimed short film Excess Will Save Us that was awarded on a number of occasions including the Guldbagge 2020 for best short film. Grab Them is her third short film. She is currently editing her first feature film inspired by the universe of her short Excess Will Save Us.

 

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Carl Heath

Carl Heath is Director of Education at RISE, the Swedish Research Institute, and has a government assignment as a special investigator to safeguard the democratic conversation and to lead a national investment in media and information literacy (www.demokratiskasamtalet.se).

Carl has worked in the borderland between digitalization, education, and democracy for a long time and in various roles. In addition to his main task, Carl is also project manager for the national crisis management project Skola Hemma. More about Carl can be read at www.carlheath.se.

 

 

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Paul Blomgren DoVan

Paul Blomgren DoVan is a producer of feature film, documentaries, as well as commercials, and tv-entertainment. He has also done extensive work as Director of Photography on all types of film productions since the mid-1990:s.

Paul is co-founder and CEO of the company Gothenburg Film Studios, a complete film production facility on the west coast of Sweden. The company hosts studio and full production service facilities. Since 2016 Paul is also part of renowned independent drama production company GötaFilm.

 

 

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John Harrysson

John has a background as a mathematician, writing his bachelor thesis on Competing risk models with common Markov modulation and is
currently finishing his master thesis on developing the Avida artificial life software for simulating and experimenting with culling mechanisms for artificial organisms evolving past human intelligence. He worked with Morgane for the first time in 2017 on the project "Memories of Another I", an artistic film using randomly permuted film clips to create a constantly changing and never ending film.

John was also part of the project "Grab Them", where he was responsible for the deepfake process.

 

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Ebba Josefson Lindqvist
Ebba is Project Manager for the Data Factory at AI Sweden