“When we’ve first heard about biohacking; the concept of regular people hacking their DNA and extending human limitations out of their garages and living rooms, we were very intrigued. As we started bouncing ideas back and forth we wondered what would motivate someone to hack their genome or modify their genetics, and what longterm consequences it could have.
Out of that grew a very personal story about a young couple, ready to cross moral and ethical boundaries for their love.
How far are we willing to go to extend the limitations of what it means to be human?
And how far should we go?
With our debut feature film, Origin, we want to make the audience think about important questions that movies rarely touch, and hopefully have a great time as they follow the characters on their thrilling journey toward the limits of humanity.”
Andreas Climent and André Hedetoft, ORIGIN Movie – Available on iTunes December 13th, 2016.
ABOUT ORIGIN MOVIE:
Ambitious science students Julia and Rebecca are trying to make cells age slower through their research in biohacking. They are right on the verge of a breakthrough when they find out that Julia’s boyfriend Erik is dying from a rare form of cancer.
There is nothing the doctors can do for him anymore, and as Erik gets worse and worse, Julia decides to use their untested biohacking research on Erik in a desperate attempt to save his life. They steal the source code for the research from Bergman, their genetics professor, and disappear from the university. In secret they build a lab in their small apartment and start experimenting – with Erik as a human guinea pig.
The cure they develop seems to work and Erik’s health stabilizes. But not only is his health improved, they soon discover that Erik’s cells show signs of unexpected side effects.
The cure seems to have affected all of the cells in his body, pushing Erik’s strength, instincts and senses to the limits of what is possible. He feels better than ever before.
As they celebrate their discovery and consider how their research could change the world for the better, Julia and Erik become even closer as a couple while Rebecca starts feeling more and more alienated. At the same time, Bergman discovers that they have stolen his code. His suspicions increase when he follows Rebecca to the apartment.
Feeling alone and abandoned, Rebecca injects herself with the serum and throws a party in the apartment. Julia and Erik come home, but before they have time to stop Rebecca, Erik collapses, his immune system trying to kill the modified genes in his DNA.
They now have only days to find a way to fix their research and save Erik and Rebecca’s lives. Erik becomes more and more aggressive and with only days left to live, the trio starts colliding against each other. The professor discovers the ramifications of what Julia, Rebecca and Erik have discovered through the research they have stolen from him, and decides to take it back.
As their time quickly begins to run out, Julia is faced with the impossible choice of either saving the man she loves, no matter the consequences, or stopping him before it could lead to the end of the world.
ORIGIN Movie – Available on iTunes December 13th, 2016.
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ORIGIN: Three science students are on the verge of making a breakthrough in their research into biohacking and cell aging. When one of them is diagnosed with a terminal illness, they break moral boundaries and use their untested research on him, in an attempt to save his life.
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