His 2015 film The Kármán Line, starred Olivia Colman as a wife and mother who contracts an illness causing her to gradually levitate. It won Best Short at the British Independent Film Awards and was nominated for the Best British Short Film at the BAFTAs. The film was subsequently released by The New Yorker and PBS.
In 2016 Sharp teamed with creative technologist Ross Goodwin and actor Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley (TV series)) to create Sunspring. It was the first film to be entirely scripted by artificial intelligence, and produced widespread international discussion.
Sharp and Goodwin followed Sunspring in 2017 with It's No Game starring David Hasselhoff, in which the actor performs dialogue generated by an AI from a large collection of his past performances. It also starred Sarah Hay and Tom Payne (actor).
In 2016, 20th Century Fox signed Sharp to co-write and direct the feature film Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History’s Most Iconic Creatures, based on the upcoming book by Ben Mezrich (author of The Accidental Billionaires, basis of The Social Network). The book is an account of the de-extinction work of Harvard Geneticist George M. Church, among others.
Background & Education
Sharp grew up in a rural British village, and with no connections to the film industry. He attended NYU Graduate Film on a Fulbright scholarship. His professors were Todd Solondz, Spike Lee and Darren Aronofsky.
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