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Existence

2020
1h 45m
Sci-fi
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Cast

Anya Alexandria (Karina)Scott Asmar (Young Henry)Maria F. Blanco (Nurse Rachel)Braden Bullard (John)Zoyla Corea (Reception Nurse)J.J. Crowne (Dr. Everet)Ebony Diaz (Mildred)Ebony Diaz (Mildred)James Ferrigno (Maternity Doctor)Aubrey Franklin (Dr. Franklin)Andy Guze (Tim)Mireya Kilmon (Floor Nurse)Wendi Librach (Maternity Nurse)Ken Luzadder (Henry)Arami Malaisé (Nurse Karen)Chloé Malaisé (Lori)Marty Marrero (Professor Santoval)Joshua Ostergaard (Johnny)

Director

David Robert Deranian

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Synopsis

John, a promising young professor of science has recently been diagnosed with a fatal disease that gives him at most a year to live. Determined that he will not cease to exist, John experimentally implements his unproven research ideas to embed his consciousness onto the internet as a simulated, or is it real, version of himself. John's wife Sarah, a first year graduate student in Anthropology, fears that John's experiments will at best simply fail, or at worst create an artificial entity that is not her husband. Even as death is closing in on him, John perseveres to create an AI consciousness that resides on the internet. His best friend Tim Sterling who is a recent medical school graduate and neurology resident at the local hospital, helps John to stave off the debilitating effects of the disease for as long as possible to help allow John to push forward with his research. Despite her doubts, Sarah supports John's efforts in a race against death even while struggling with the idea of a metaphysical solution prompted by an old friend of the family Mildred, that death is not the end but rather a pathway to eternity. Throughout, John's father Henry is dogmatically obstinate against his son's efforts that he believes are an abomination by making one's self equal to God.

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