Logline: Born in the age when everyone can buy a perfect companion, will you be happier?
Length: 36 min
Director: Sylvia Congxin Qi
Producer: Sylvia Congxin Qi
Producer: Camille Attia
Director and Producer: I was born in China, studied playwriting in Beijing and filmmaking in Boston. iDeal Wife as my MFA thesis project at Emerson College, was a long dream came true. I always have a special interest in Sci-Fi because it reminds us who we were and who we will become. I see it as a story about happiness and guilt, the topics that haunt me forever.
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Release date: 2016
Congratulations! Why did you make a film called iDeal Wife?
I have always had a special interest in Sci-Fi because I think it reminds us who we were and who we will become. It’s the genre which requires the most of imagination and strong spirit of adventure. I see the film as a story about happiness and guilt, the two topics that haunt me the most. I relate to the male character Alvin in the film, because I think that the society dehumanized him into a total consumer rather than a living person and I see how he drowned into his own fascination and his lost soul.
The film was inspired by Isaac Asimov, Charlie Booker, Andrew Niccol and the world we’re living in. Because of the constantly evolving technology, people finally made a way to take things for granted and feel less and less guilty about our behaviors. So that urged me to tell a story about our relationship with the consumer driven system now.