What would happen if you could no longer feel sorrow, despair, and misery? What would you do if you could be happy all the time? Who would you become? Would you be the same person, only better, or would you lose your identity?
Jack Logan is a normal guy. He’s sad and lonely, hates his childhood, has never been in a serious relationship, hates his job, and is generally dissatisfied with life. When he discovers a new, expiremental treatment in genetic engineering, he volunteers to have his mind drastically altered so he can’t feel depression. In the weeks following, he’s happy, complacent. He now likes the job he hated before, has met a girl, and has forgotten the painful memories of his childhood. He’s stuck repeating the routine of going to work and going home and going to work every day, but he doesn’t seem to mind or notice that anything’s wrong.
Soon, the side effects of the treatment begin to take effect. Holes are created in his mind where memories that he associated with pain, suffering, and sadness were. And, with the loss of a major emotion, his other negative emotions begin to take over: anger, rage, paranoia.
People Not Humans is a feature-length film that examines the life of a guy that loses a major emotion, and explores themes of identity, reality, and the human condition.
People Not Humans is a 98-page original screenplay written by Matthew Mercier. He graduated from Seattle Film Institute in 2005, is a freelance videographer, and listed on IMDB:
The actual budget of the film is $7500, but if we can raise $6000, that will get it in the can. We’re shooting the film on a RED ONE camera, the same camera that DISTRICT 9, GAMER, THE BOOK OF ELI, and other big-budget features have been shot on:
If you make a contributon of $1000 or more, let’s talk about how we can get a return on your investment.
Check out the VIDEO, a public service announcement brought to you by C.A.G.E. (Campaign Against Genetic Engineering), in the gallery to learn more.
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