Automation – USA, 2019 – preview

‘The ultimate war machine… has come to work.’

Automation is a 2019 American science-fiction comedy horror feature film about an office robot that goes on a killing mission when it is about to be replaced.

Directed by Garo Setian – making his feature debut – from a screenplay written by Rolfe Kanefsky (director of Art of the Dead; Bus Party to Hell; The Black Room; et al) and Matthew L. Schaffer, the movie stars Parry Shen (Victor Crowley), Elissa Dowling (We Are Still Here), Graham Skipper (Sequence Break), Sarah French and Sadie Katz.


When a prototype automated worker robot named Auto has proven successful on the night shift at Alert Insulation, plans are put in motion to replace almost all the human employees with the next generation of robots — but to Auto’s dismay, he is also to be replaced by the new and improved robots — something he refuses to accept and takes murderous action to prevent…


Epic Pictures’ Dread is releasing Automation in the USA on November 29th 2019 (limited theatrical) and December 3rd 2019 (Blu-ray and Digital).


Cast and characters:

  • Elissa Dowling … Jenny
  • Sadie Katz … Susan
  • Parry Shen … Alan
  • Graham Skipper … Devin
  • Sarah French … Linda
  • Jeff Rector … Bill
  • Anahit Setian … Marci
  • Marv Blauvelt … Mel
  • Josh Fallon … Rick
  • Jeff J. Knight … Auto
  • Jim Tasker … Auto (voice)
  • Tara Cardinal … Private Corrigan
  • Joshua Lou Friedman … Shovel Guy
  • Wes Hubbard … Detective Parker
  • Mary O’Neil … Paramedic Menzler

Production companies:

  • Capital Arts Entertainment
  • Hungry Monster Entertainment
  • Thriller Films

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