It’s amazing what you can do with a piece of latex! Libidex were commissioned to produce an outfit for the lead role for the new sci-fi thriller ‘The Machine’, which was premiered in London last week at the gala last night of the Raindance Film Festival at the Vue cinema in London’s Leicester Square.
Earlier, at the at the British Academy Cymru Awards at the Wales Millennium Centre on Sunday 29 September, The Machine won the Special Achievement for Film along with Best Costume Design – and the Libidex outfit was amongst the star features.
The outfit is worn in the film by Caity Lotz, who plays a robotic machine with features and figure barely distinguishable from humans, and with an artificial intelligence that far exceeds mankind. She is created in an almost Frankensteineque fashion by a scientist (Toby Stephens) deep in a subterranean bunker and emerges clad from head to toe in Libidex latex!
Asked by our own Simon at the Q&A’s after the premiere if she had enjoyed wearing the latex suit, Caity admitted she’d found the mask a bit frightening (not surprising perhaps as in the film it’s slit open with a razor to reveal her face!); but that the rest of the catsuit fitted perfectly and was great to wear!
The Machine is expected to go on general release in March 2014. It was written and directed by Caradog W James and Produced by John Giwa-Amu. The cast includes Caity Lotz, Toby Stephens and Denis Lawson.
Simon and Rogerio with Writer & Director Caradog W James
Simon and Rogerio at the Raindance Festival in London's Leicester Square, attending the premier of The Machine