The Last Generation to Die — a short film

A Kickstarter project
September 12, 2013 by Amara D. Angelica

Set in the future when science first begins to stop aging, a daughter tries to save her father from natural death.

The story takes place roughly 30 years in the future at the moment when science has first figured out how to stop aging through genetics. It is framed around the gulf between generations that would occur with the first release of this technology.

A daughter who works for a company called Aperion Life — the first to bring this new technology to the public — wants to save her aging father. She starts him on the trials but he soon stops coming. The film continues with the conflict rising between them as she wants him to live on with her while he feels a natural ending is more human.

“Other than bringing greater longevity through defeating diseases and printing new organs grown from stem cells, a lot of research is being done now and two main possibilities for a more direct approach are discussed in the book — genes that control aging and telomeres on chromosomes,” the producers say.

“The film takes the direction of finding the gene(s) for aging and altering them. We start there and add a little literary license to help explain the technology further through an animated video the main character presents in the beginning of the film.”

The Kickstarter funding will primarily be used for casting talented actors, visual effects, and 3D printing for props.

The production team consists of experienced professional filmmakers and this sounds like an exciting, visionary film. I’m in as a backer.

Amara D. Angelica is Editor of KurzweilAI