In the Robot Skies is a science fiction love story shot entirely with autonomous drones. The film was directed by Liam Young and written by Tim Maughan, and it will premiere at the London Film Festival on October 8, 2016.
The film explores the drone as a cultural object, not just as a new instrument of visual story telling but also as the catalyst for a new collection of urban sub cultures. In the way the New York subway car of the 80’s gave birth to a youth culture of wild style graffiti and hip hop the age of ubiquitous drones as smart city infrastructure will create a new network of surveillance activists and drone hackers. From the eyes of the drones we see two teenagers each held by police order within the digital confines of their own council estate tower block in London.