Avi Zev Weider | 85 min | USA | 2012
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Upon becoming the father to triplets, filmmaker Avi Zev Weider explores the nature of technology. Woven together with expert interviews and portraits of people who have intimate relationships with technology, “Welcome To The Machine” takes the conversation away from the business of technology or the latest gadgets and leads the audience to ultimately consider questions of life and death, revealing that all discussions about technology are really about what it means to be human.
Avi Zev Weider’s award-winning short film, I REMEMBER, premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. With his company, Loop Filmworks, Avi produced over fifty spots for clients like HBO and Bravo. Avi is also the producer of the upcoming documentary DANLAND and was the associate producer on the films SCOTT WALKER: 30th CENTURY MAN and CINEMANIA. Additionally, Avi is the award-winning writer/director of the Sloan Foundation and Sundance Institute supported project ZEROES AND ONES.
Avi is the recipient of a 2008 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fellowship in screenwriting as well as a 2009 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) individual artist grant. He was also selected as a 2011 Emerging Artist by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), as part of their Emerging Visions program.