Tea Party

short film about norms in dreamland

Tea Party is a response to a prompt to create a film with “dream” as the theme. The film explores the absurdity of how the illogical and non-sequitur makes complete sense while we are in a dream. The two characters interact within a status quo that is completely foreign to the viewer, using household items in bizarre fashion.

To generate the script for the film, I fed Cleverbot the phrase “Thanks for coming to my tea party!”, and then allowed it to continuously reply to its own replies. Cleverbot’s responses are algorithmically chosen an archive of previous conversations with real people. This results in dialogue that is comprehensible but has wild, unconventional flow.

No special effects were used in the video except for reversing a couple cuts. Music was improvised and performed by me for the film.