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A novel ready for a publisher, a streaming series ready to be picked up with a pilot written and show bible ready to go, and a low budget web series produced as proof of concept that takes place during key historical moments of the Ascendants novel and potential show. Confused by it all? Get caught up below and subscribe to on YouTube.

“Original concept. Story is thought provoking and intelligently written.”

The Novel

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…

Ascendants Anthology

The Ascendants Anthology is a series of short films that take place during key historical moments of the Ascendants mythology – from 2035 AD to 2070 AD. Catch up on the series and watch the film that started it all here.

Festivals, Releases, and More

Take a look at our press coverage, festival news, and 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.

Ascendants: Horizon

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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Ascendants, Charles River Media Group, and Pizza Baby Films

For more information on the collaboration between Ascendants, Charles River Media Group, and Pizza Baby Films please click on their names to visit their sites or email:  info at charlesrivermedia dot com.

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