What is Film Robots?

Film Robots is a newsletter* highlighting eye & brain candy at the intersection of film & AI. I found it was hard to find the best, most thoughtful stuff…so my goal is to help you:

  • Find the most beautiful, strange, and inspiring films and videos made with AI.

  • Hear from filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and experts at the forefront of film & AI.

  • Navigate how you can incorporate AI (or better incorporate AI!) into your creative work—ethically and effectively.

Oh, and I’ll also share an image or gif of a cute baby animal at the end of every newsletter.

Gimme the deets.

I’ll email you once every week or two. The newsletter is free.

Who are you?

Film Robots is made by Kristina Budelis, aka Kris (either is fine…seriously). That’s me, hi! I’m a film director/producer/EP (with films at Tribeca Film Festival, The New Yorker, Vogue, NBC, etc) and a media entrepreneur. I started my career at The New Yorker, where I helped start and run the video and film department. I’ve also worked at The New York Times (as a product lead in the new products division), and consulted for several startups. I cofounded KitSplit, a venture-backed startup with 50k filmmakers sharing $250M worth of gear that’s been called "The Airbnb of Cameras" by Forbes and Fast Company. I’ve worked at the intersection of film, storytelling, and emerging technology for 10+ years.

*And—coming soon—film studio and consultancy! But we’ll focus on the newsletter part here.

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Inspiration at the intersection of film & AI. Plus an image of a cute baby animal.


Entrepreneur, product leader, and filmmaker. Writing about AI & Film. Prev @Forbesunder30 in media, @newyorktimes, cofounder @kitsplit, @newyorker. You can call me Kris. Nice to meet you! 🎥💻🐱💃