Meet Tatum Matthews, Star of the Upcoming Film The Artifice Girl

In The Artifice Girl, Tatum Matthews plays Cherry, an A.I. program being used to catch online predators. In reality, she is a very normal 14-year-old with a blossoming gift.

Who is Tatum Matthews?

Tatum is a talented young actress who got her start in the business on the stage and has made a successful transition to the screen. You may have seen her in the role of Erin Walton in the reboot of The Waltons holiday movies on the CW but she’s ready to flex her skills on the big screen with The Artifice Girl.

Critics are praising Tatum’s lead performance as “Cherry”, an A.I. program designed to catch online child predators. One of the hottest topics in today’s world is the rise in the use of A.I. as the lines between the programs and reality continue to blur. This movie dives into this topic head-on.

Here are some of the things critics are saying about Tatum’s performance:

Screen Daily: “[Tatum] achieves the difficult task of making Cherry a bright, engaging youngster, but also unsettlingly logical and reasonable in the manner of ‘Star Trek’s’ Mr. Spock.” 

Story Issues magazine: “Tatum Matthews … tackles one the most complex and difficult characters in recent memory . . . a remarkable performance.”, simply calls Tatum’s performance “excellent.” 

What can you tell me about The Artifice Girl?

The Artifice Girl will arrive in theaters and On Demand platforms on April 27. The film currently boasts a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 21 reviews submitted.

Synopsis: A team of special agents discovers a revolutionary new computer program to bait and trap online predators. After teaming up with the program’s troubled developer, they soon find that the AI is rapidly advancing beyond its original purpose.

Watch the trailer below to get a taste of what the movie will get into.

The Artifice Girl Trailer

During our conversation, we talked about Tatum’s career thus far, her upcoming film, and her life outside of acting. For my full interview with actress Tatum Matthews, head over to the Have You Scene? Podcast wherever you get your podcast content!



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