Childhood Machine

Filmmaking siblings the Whiteman brothers’ off-center comedic style takes flight in this story of a brilliant and enigmatic inventor with limited social skills (Christof Whiteman) who spends his days toiling away in his basement workshop. His aim is to build his namesake: a childhood machine. He reluctantly offers counsel to a trio of strangers who earn his attention by virtue of their similarly idiosyncratic pursuits. One, a young man (Sean Whiteman) seeks to distill the essence of John Goodman’s character from Roseanne: Season One in an attempt to find the ideal male role model. Another, a young woman, organizes against the notion of memory in an effort to redefine its influence within her own life. And then there’s the middle-aged man who wants to live the simple life of a squirrel. Will the machine work? Does it matter?

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Comedy

Other Films by Sean Whiteman

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An Evening with the Whiteman Brothers

VISITING ARTISTS—Sean and Christof Whiteman are brothers who have been making smart and irreverent short and feature–length comedies for over ten years. Tonight we welcome them for screenings of their work, including THE DISGUSTING LITTLE SHIVER (2007), a comedy about a man with an affliction he can’t seem to shake, and a preview of their

Other Films by Christof Whiteman

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An Evening with the Whiteman Brothers

VISITING ARTISTS—Sean and Christof Whiteman are brothers who have been making smart and irreverent short and feature–length comedies for over ten years. Tonight we welcome them for screenings of their work, including THE DISGUSTING LITTLE SHIVER (2007), a comedy about a man with an affliction he can’t seem to shake, and a preview of their