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July 22, 2013 3:38 PM
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Project of the Day: A Detective Finds Multiple Versions of Himself at a Crime Scene in 'Omphalos'

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"Omphalos"

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A detective investigating his own murder discovers multiple versions of himself, not all of them friendly.


Elevator Pitch:

Gumshoe detective Darius Lefaux is summoned to the scene of a murder to view the body...his own body. Memories begin to haunt Darius and as the plot thickens, duplicates of him emerge. In a race against time, Darius sets out to find the murderous version of himself before it finds him.

In a dazzling narrative told with the textural richness and depth of art-house cinema, the best elements of pulp science fiction, and the scope of a Hollywood action-thriller, "Omphalos" follows in the footsteps of Darren Aronofsky’s indie classic "Pi," with a bit of Christopher Nolan’s deliciously entertaining "Inception."

Production Team:

Written and directed by Gabriel Judet-Weinshel.
Produced by Isen Robbins, Aimee Schoof, Gabriel Judet-Weinshel, George Nicholas, Edoardo Ballerini, Gill Holland, & Christian H. Cooper

The film stars Edoardo Ballerini ("Boardwalk Empire"), Emmanuelle Chriqui ("Entourage"), Austin Pendleton ("Amistad"), Lynn Cohen ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"), Al Sapienza ("House of Cards"), & Greg Bennick ("Flight From Death").

About the Production:

A riveting sci-fi premise, bare-knuckle suspense, and startling visuals are only the first layer of a story that succeeds on a deeper level—about the mercurial, complex nature of identity and the longing for love and the simpler time of youth

"Omphalos" began as a hand-made, highly-personal film several years ago. Early tests and scenes were shot on weekends and financed out-of-pocket. From there it has grown into a full production, catching the attention of investors, industry professionals, even receiving press in Variety.

Current Status:

Post-production.

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2 Comments

  • Maxime de Talhouet | July 30, 2013 5:48 PMReply

    Very Good luck for this film Gabriel !

  • terri halley | July 29, 2013 10:26 AMReply

    vote omphalos