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After the human race is nearly wiped off the earth, it seems that an all-evil God must be the culprit...
After the human race is nearly wiped off the earth, it seems that an all-evil God must be the culprit...
42 backers pledged $1,369 to help bring this project to life.

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HOW IT WORKS

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THE STORY

After the human race is nearly wiped off the earth, it seems that an all-evil God must be the culprit. A group of survivors fight for their lives as they try to figure out what’s going on...

THE BACKSTORY

This film developed from the many questions we all have about what it means to live in a world where there is evil. 

Even more than the problem of evil, though, this film is about the relationship between God and ethics. Are ethics subordinate to God, or is God subordinate to ethics? Or is the relationship between them more complicated than that? 

You can visit the website here: http://www.thegenesisfilm.com

THE TONE

Elie Wiesel’s The Trial of God meets the opening sequence of Inglourious Basterds.

Glengarry Glen Ross mixed with The Seventh Seal. 

Plato’s Euthyphro, but in the style of Blood Simple.

The tone of the film is absolutely key to the success of the project. We can't find an easy way to describe it, but the few loglines above give a very rough idea of what the film will be like. The important thing is that we hope the film is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. If you aren't entertained, and if you don't leave the theater asking questions, then we have failed.

THE DONATIONS

If you donate money, you want to know that we will use it wisely. Your donations will go toward renting lighting equipment, locations, props, permits, gear, film festival fees, and other miscellaneous necessities.

THE INCENTIVES

The incentives you receive from donating are listed on the right. Depending on the incentive, the time it takes for you to receive it may take longer or shorter; the timing depends on how long it takes to edit the film, create the posters, etc. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please e-mail us at contact@thegenesisfilm.com.

THE FUTURE

The hope with any short film is that it will get into a ridiculously huge number of film festivals, especially Sundance. It’s extremely unlikely that any given film will do this; still, this is the festival we're aiming for. Apart from that nearly impossible goal, we hope to show the film in as many film festivals as possible.

THE THANKS

Finally, we just would like to say - thank you very much! We couldn’t do it without you!

FAQ

  • The symbol on the poster is actually a combination of five Hebrew letters. The top three letters spell out the root for "to kill" and the bottom two letters make up the basis of the word for "death."

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