Je Suis Auto

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Je Suis Auto
Movie poster of "Je Suis Auto" (2019), version 1.0.jpg
Movie poster of "Je Suis Auto" (2019), version 1.0
Directed byJohannes Grenzfurthner and Juliana Neuhuber
Produced by
  • Johannes Grenzfurthner
  • Günther Friesinger
Screenplay byJohannes Grenzfurthner and Juliana Neuhuber
Story byJohannes Grenzfurthner
Music by
  • Mark Cobrin
  • Michael Donaldson
  • Daniel Hasibar
  • Jimmy Lee
CinematographyThomas Weilguny
Edited byEstelle Hödl
Distributed bymonochrom
Release date
  • April 2019 (2019-04)

Je Suis Auto is an upcoming Austrian social science fiction indie comedy film directed by Johannes Grenzfurthner[1][2] and Juliana Neuhuber. Chase Masterson is voicing the title character "Auto", a self-driving taxi,[3] and Johannes Grenzfurthner plays Herbie Fuchsel, an unemployed nerd critical of artificial intelligence. The film is a farcical comedy that deals with issues such as artificial intelligence, politics of labor, and tech culture.[4][5][6]

The film will be released in April 2019 by monochrom.[7][8]


The plot of the film is currently unknown, but it is confirmed that the story starts with an ill-tempered mafioso who needs to deliver a suitcase full of money. He enters a self-driving taxi to get to his destination, but doesn't know that his ride is ontologically challenged.


The film features several cameo appearances by Austrian media personalities such as Chris Lohner, Eva Billisich, Conny Lee and Joesi Prokopetz.[9]


In June 2018, monochrom announced at their event monocon[10] that they are working on a new science fiction comedy film.

The script was written by Grenzfurthner and Neuhuber, based on a story idea by Grenzfurthner, who has been working in the field of artificial intelligence and art before, for example lecturing at the Royal United Services Institute[11][12], or by publishing books about the subject.[13]

Principal photography on the film began in August 2018, in cooperation with the production team of Traum und Wahnsinn. Directory of Photography was Thomas Weilguny, with whom both Grenzfurthner and Neuhuber have frequently worked before.[14][15]

Chase Masterson recorded her voice part in Vienna in November 2018.

Post-production will be completed in February 2019.[16]


  1. ^ "Johannes Grenzfurthner, Filmography and Biography". Austrian Directors Association. Verband Filmregie Österreich. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  2. ^ Glashüttner, Robert. "Gute, alte Spiele". ORF. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  3. ^ @ChaseMasterson (22 November 2018). "Je Suis Auto, announcement" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Dax, Patrick. "Star Trek Schauspielerin in Wien". Futurezone. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  5. ^ "FM4 Morning Show of November 24, 2018". FM4. ORF. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Je Suis Auto". Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Je Suis Auto - Premiere in April 2019" (PDF). monochrom. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  8. ^ Glashüttner, Robert. "Gute, alte Spiele". ORF. ORF FM4. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Je Suis Auto - Premiere in April 2019" (PDF). monochrom. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  10. ^ Schaur-Wünsch, Teresa. "Die Nerds im Feiermodus". Die Presse. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Staging the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Conflict (8 November 2017)". RUSI. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  12. ^ Cole, August. "AI on Stage". The Art of Future Warfare Atlantic Council. Atlantic Council. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  13. ^ Johannes Grenzfurthner; Günther Friesinger; Thomas Ballhausen. "Mind and Matter: Comparative Approaches towards Complexity". transcript-Verlag. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  14. ^ Lutschinger, Stefan. "Die GstettenSaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl. A post-apocalyptic aftermath of the "Google Wars"". Furtherfield. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Glossary of Broken Dreams". AFC. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Austrian Film News". AFC. AFC. Retrieved 19 December 2018.

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