The short film ADAM was done & rendered in real-time at 1440p on a GeForce GTX980 using the Unity game engine by the Unity Technologies Team. Unity is a cross-platform game engine for PC, consoles, mobile devices and websites developed by Unity Technologies.
The Unity Demo Team built Adam Short Film with beta versions of Unity 5.4 and their upcoming cinematic sequencer tool.
Adam uses an prototype implementation of real-time area lights that makes extensive use of a high fidelity physics simulation tool called CaronteFX. You can get CaronteFX from the Unity Asset Store right now.
To make Adam, the Demo Team developed custom tools and features on top of Unity including volumetric fog, a transparency shader and motion blur to cover specific production needs that will be freely available soon!
The attempted breathing most likely confirms that the narrative follows implanting human consciousness into robotic bodies. The question is whether they do this as punishment for crimes or something else.