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Puzzlehead 2004 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by James Bai
Produced by James Bai
Stephen Bai
Jason Kraut
Written by James Bai
Starring Stephen Galaida
Robbie Shapiro
Mark Janis
Music by Max Avery Lichtenstein
Cinematography Jeffery Scott Lando
Edited by Miranda Devin
Release date
  • April 21, 2005 (2005-04-21) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • March 23, 2006 (2006-03-23) (United States)
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Puzzlehead is a science fiction drama film starring Stephen Galaida, Robbie Shapiro, and Mark Janis. It was written and directed by James Bai and the film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2005 before opening in limited release in New York City on March 23, 2006.


Walter, a scientist living in a dark world where technology has been outlawed, secretly works to create a self-aware android in his own likeness. This android, named Puzzlehead by Walter, acts as the scientist's companion and his connection to the outside world; all the time developing his own personality and self-awareness in the manner of a learning child. The android and his maker turn against one another when Puzzlehead pursues Julia, a woman who does not know Walter has feelings for her.

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Filming locations[edit]

New York, USA

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