When his wife Amelia suffers an aneurysm that leaves her bedridden and slowly dying, police officer Carter Summerland searches for a way to revive her. He's approached by Wesley Enterprises about allowing Amelia to be the test subject for an experimental program that will place her mind in a new, artificial body - and out of desperation, Carter agrees. But is the result really Amelia Summerland? Or is it something else entirely? Set in the very near future, The Summerland Project uses current, existing technology as a launchpad for a story about where the line truly is between life and death, and to ask the question: What is it that makes us human? It explores the motivations behind the team that creates Amelia, from genius but standoffish Dr. Ellen Beckett to the kind yet arrogant industrialist Paul Wesley, who funds the work. It explores the fallout in the scientific, legal and religious community, with opposition to the project spearheaded by the passionate Senator Williams. But ...Written by
Carter and Amelia have their first date at Theatre Cedar Rapids, where the stage version of 'The Summerland Project' originated. See more »
How did you feel when you realized that you were no longer human?
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Adam Orton is a promising young Director with great attention to detail. I can't wait to see what he'll make next! A independent film is a challenge to make on a low budget, but the creative team overcame the special effects obstacles, and the performances were exceptional! With the vision of the director, the editor was able to construct a high concept story into something vivid the audience can enjoy.
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