Consensus Gentium

"Consensus Gentium" is a powerful exploration into the implications of today's AI technology. It is an interactive film that integrates cutting-edge facial detection and AI, which transports audiences on a unique quest to discover what could come about if we succumb to unchecked surveillance. Using various tests, their dissidence or compliance is calculated, by monitoring data by the devices’ front-facing camera.

"Consensus Gentium" is made with the support of the BFI’s Film Development Fund, National Lottery, is part of the Future Art and Culture programme at SXSW produced by British Underground and funded by Arts Council England with additional support in 2023 from the British Council.

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Karen Palmer

Executive Producer:

Lizzie Franke, Kristin Irving (BFI)


Tom Millen, Thalia Mavros, Jackson Lapsley Scott, Tuyet Huynh


Karen Palmer


Anthony Gurner


Jack Foster

Production Designer:

Tom Paris

Sound Designer:

Gareth Fry


Cesare Marchese, Colin Emmanuel

Principal Cast:

Miriam Teak-Lee- Mischi Palmer, Zachary Hing- Global Citizen Officer, Sorcha Farnan-Influencer, Tolu Kingba-Source Code- activist, Keon-Martial Phillip- Black Man arrested by police, Clare Owens-Nana, Francoise (Forrest) Mahop- Parkour Athlete, Georgia Munroe- Parkour Athlete, Flynn Disney - Parkour Athlete, Kevin Francomme- Parkour Athlete

Additional Credits:

Technical Developers: Tom Shannon & Ahmed Buttar, Screen Life Team: Meg O'Connell, Brodie Rocca, Jackson Lapsley Scott (Unless Pictures), Screen Life Motion Graphics: Steph Walsh, Shell Weiss, Ryan Mcshane, Rebecca George, Samantha Gleeson (Breeder), Creative Consultant : Mario Marquez Lartigue, Story Editor: Phoebe Sutherland (BFI), Production Manager: Iris Cohen (BFI), Casting Director: Nicci Topping, Assistant Director: Caroline Deeds, Stylist & Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Laurel Hunter & Sheree Jourdan & Marialuisa Cosentino, Storyboard Developer/ Concept Artist: Shaun Beyond (Shakoor Bukhuth)



Tom Millen

Public Film Contact:

Karen Palmer
Interactive Film ltd
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Publicity Contact:

Karen Palmer
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22 mins