Panacea (the novel) released by the UK Publisher The Book Folks

Panacea (the novel) released by the UK Publisher The Book Folks

Latest book out now on Amazon Kindle

The London based publishing house releases the novel  PANACEA on Amazon KINDLE. The Book Folks specialize in genre and literary fiction and are geared mainly towards Kindle

Every damned thing she says is a lie…

New fiction on Kindle. Just £0.99/$0.99 for launch. PANACEA, a psychological thriller by Piotr Ryczko.

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2QvpC7j
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Mwh8tu

A wife, a mother, or a robot?

When a woman enters a family as new wife, and mother, she begins to question her true identity.

Ren feels alone. Uncomfortable in her own skin. The world is against her. Strangers treat her with contempt. Her family are exhausted with her mood swings and the weird stories she tells. Ren knows she is different, but why can’t she be accepted for who she is?

After the loss of his wife and mother to his child, Jan Wiskirski decides to purchase one of a new generation of robots to replace her. Perfectly designed, with a human-like artificial intelligence, and a human look and feel, he believes the clone is everything he needs to bring the family together.

But Ren v. 4.3 may not be quite the all-perfect model advertised. She begins to develop real feelings, and a powerful protectiveness over her step-child, Kamil. Indeed what happened to the boy’s mother, why won’t Jan talk about it?

As suspicions grows within the home, nobody is sure whom to trust. When Ren starts to suspect Kamil is being abused by his father, she decides to act. But doing so will have consequences for the whole family. How can this assemblage of organic matter and machine know what’s best for a young boy? Yet, in turn, how can she be dealt with, without undermining the very role she was to perform as wife, mother and carer?

From film maker and author, Piotr Ryczko, and soon to be a motion picture, PANACEA is a dark psychological thriller that will stay with you for a long time. If you liked Black Mirror, you’ll love this book.

FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

 

For more info on the project please see PANACEA.

To read more about the publishing house go HERE.

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Interview about my process & work at The Preset Factory

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Featured & interviewed with my photographic works at The Preset Factory.

My deep gratitide goes out to the whole team at The Preset Factory for including me in their FEATURED interviews series! Wonderful contact, great products, and impeccable customer service! Thank you so much!

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The 1st teaser for the movie Panacea

The 1st teaser for the movie Panacea

The 1st teaser for the upcoming movie & novel PANACEA is available now.

The 1st teaser for the upcoming movie & novel PANACEA is available below.

PANACEA is in pre-production with a planned release at the end of 2018. The novel will be released through the London based publishing house “The Book Folks” at the end of 2017.

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“After an unexplained malfunction, Renata, an Artificial Intelligence parent is sent to A.I. group-therapy in order to see if she is still fit to be a surrogate mother for the troublesome Kamil. But events take an unexpected turn when Renata discovers the true nature of her problem, and who she really is.”

For more info on the project please see the movie’s website PANACEA

To read more about the publishing house go HERE.

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Posters for the movie Panacea are out

Posters for the movie Panacea are out

The posters for the upcoming movie & novel PANACEA are available below.

The posters for the upcoming movie & novel PANACEA are available below.

The movie is in pre-production with a planned release at the end of 2018. The novel will be released through the London based publishing house “The Book Folks” at the end of 2017.

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For more info on the project please see the movie’s website PANACEA

To read more about the publishing house go HERE.

 

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Norwegian producer Edelzek joins the lo-fi thriller “the PROGRAM”

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Polish-Norwegian Co-production. Lo-fi thriller in development.

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“After little Kamil’s unjustified suspension at school, his parents are forced to go through family therapy. But when the therapy turns out to be led by an authoritarian Artificial Intelligence, the family has to fight the Education System, so Kamil can have a future.”

An imminent revolution seen through the eyes of a family

The Program tackles the questions of an imminent future and asks:  Where is the humans place with all the recent automation and Artificial Intelligence advances?  Some may call it a dystopian world view but I would rather call it a gritty and realistic perspective on the issues/challenges we are facing in the coming decade. A reality where we risk to be replaced, by highly efficient Artificial Intelligence in every imaginable shape, at every possible level of society.

The Program is also an analogy to the current issues which Europe faces. As refugees are streaming across borders from everywhere, we are enveloped by fear, terror and discrimination (on both sides). This is also pervading throughout the story as the humans have become the refugees.  Forced into poverty they desperately struggle for their jobs, their future, and to find meaning in a broken down society.

Despite The Program’s technological/futuristic roots, it is a very humane story. Its beating heart is a tale of a failing family. It explores the lifes of three character’s who, each in their own way, have to deal with the harsh realities of a near future world, where people have become a disposable commodity.

Mia – a psychologist in her thirtees who has lost the job, she thought could never be replaced. Struggling to make ends meet, barely able to support her son, she has lost faith in her husband, and most of all herself.

Jan – a lousy father, and an arrogant assistant at the flooded unemployment office who has been ostracized from the human community because of his blind loyalty to the Machines. Jan will be put to the ultimate test. Will he betray his family? Or will he stand against the Machine Intelligence despite that his wife betrayed him and his son might be guilty of the accused crimes?

And Kamil – their emotionally unstable son who becomes the center of attention when he supposedly beats up one of the Gifted kids (Artificial Intelligence kids). But as it turns out, Kamil’s troubles at school might hold a symbolic solution for the future of humanity. 

They are sent to a retreat for family group therapy, not because any one of them believes in it, but because Kamil’s future is at stake. None of them realize the confrontation with an invasive and abusive Artificial Intelligence, might be the very thing which brings them back together. 

To read more about the film, please see  The Program  (movie)

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