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Indie Spotlight: Poster and clip from JIM

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
September 10th, 2010

There's nothing like a little scientific creationism mess-about and future dystopia to spice up a lazy Friday. Multi-hyphenate Jeremy Morris-Burke (writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and editor - phew) brings us just that with his debut, JIM.

Starring Dan Illian as our title character, JIM shows us just one way a "new world order" could go when married with reproductive science and more than just a little glimpse into the future. Check out the film's official synopsis, plus a clip, after the break.

The film's official synopsis breaks it down as such: "steadily crushed under the weight of debt, unemployment, and increasing isolation, Jim reaches a breaking point. Over a game of solitary Russian roulette he contemplates an unspeakable act of violence as a way of leaving his mark. He is stopped short by a vision of his deceased wife who convinces him that he should instead focus his remaining resources into an act of creation. Armed with his wife's frozen eggs and a new resolve, Jim secures the services of a large biotech firm to help him create an heir who will be engineered to overcome the obstacles of common men."

But that's not all! "Meanwhile in the distant future Niskaa, the leader of a group of genetically modified beings, controls a race of worker clones in a super-industrialized, post-human Earth. As he tries to restore his decrepit empire he comes face to face with a young clone that shows an unprecedented capacity for reason and empathy.  Somehow connected to Jim via dreams, the clone manifests secrets of nature that Niskaa has not accounted for..."

Below, check out a clip from the film, a clever "commercial" for the potentially nefarious Lorigen Engineering company.


Be sure to also check out the film's website HERE.

JIM will open in New York City on October 8 and in Los Angeles on October 15, with more cities to follow.

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