Directed by Ian Cheng • 2021 • United States
Starring Poonam Basu, Cherami Leigh, Dana Lee
In this innovative anime created by artist Ian Cheng in the Unity game engine, neural engineer Dr. Wong installs an experimental AI named BOB (“Bag of Beliefs”) into the nervous system of his ten-year-old daughter, Chalice. Designed to guide Chalice through the challenges of growing up in a volatile world, BOB confronts more and more of the conflicts in Chalice’s life on her behalf. As Dr. Wong begins to favor the BOB side of his daughter, and as BOB threatens to do the job of living Chalice’s life better than she can, Chalice jealously wonders: what is left for her human self to do?