When mankind’s faith in the afterlife is replaced with scientific certainty, the divide between those ordained to eternity and those to oblivion lays the groundwork for this socio-theological thriller, where both salvation and damnation rest in exclusively mortal hands. Set in a near and theocratic dystopian future, Ascendants follows the rise of an agnostic genetic underclass, deemed unfit for a life everafter in an increasingly violent, highly segregated society. Read more…
What is Ascendants?
Tagline: It's not the life you lead. It's the blood you bleed.
Logline: In the near future, proof of the afterlife creates a corrupt dystopia.
Ascendants is a multi-format project. We are garnering interest in selling a 2-hr television or streaming pilot for a scripted series by creating an anthology of short films set in that world and a novelization of that pilot. Each short in the Ascendants Anthology explores a different aspect of the life created by the discovery of Ascension - and each film takes place at different key historical points. Read more about the pilot and take a look at conceptual artwork here.
This 30 minute sci-fi short film serves as a prequel to ‘The Ascendants Anthology’ series as well as a general entry into the mythology of The Ascendants saga. ‘Horizon’ follows Ben, a prescription drug addict and an unwitting experiment of ‘The Jacobs Institute,’ as he returns home following the death of his father and reunites with the girl he left behind.
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