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A love-triangle complicated by sexuality and a future domineered by genetic engineering.
Simon and Oliver are longterm partners who stay together despite pressures from their oppressive, genetically-altered society. Enter Eden, the daughter of a wealthy geneticist who has been in love with Simon for years. Eden offers Simon an escape in the form of a syringe filled with worms carrying a virus that will edit Simon's DNA, altering his sexuality.
In the end, the short film is an anti-Adam and Eve, where instead of our apple we have worms, and instead of being cast out of Eden, Simon is drawn in.
Director: Connor Hurley
Producer: Siena Brown, Max Tromba
Writer: Connor Hurley
Director of Photography: Michael Crommett
Editor: Connor Hurley, Ema Yamazaki
Executive Producers: Karen McGee, John Mckitrick, Neil & Lucy Hurley, Paulette Chapman
About the Production:
"When insulated with like-minded people, it is often a sudden realization to find that sexual orientation is the subject of intense debate. The Bachmanns and their like tend to throw around the notion of “choice” in regards to sexuality. The “choice” idea has implications neither side can definitively argue. Are variations in sexuality caused by genetic, psychological, or environmental factors? Is human sexuality strictly defined or more fluid? In this film, our protagonist must weigh his survival, his lover, and his dignity in a short film that will turn the notion of “choice” on its head." -- Connor Hurley
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