Science-fiction - Development 2021

In ancient and present-day Hawaii, a teen must choose between her life or the lives of those she loves, unknowingly altering the course of human destiny in the process.

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Science-fiction
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Serge MARCIL
    • Writer(s)
    • Serge MARCIL, Jennifer MARCIL, Jomnathan MELIKIDSE
    • Producer(s)
    • Serge MARCIL (4D Media), Jennifer MARCIL (4D Media)
    • Synopsis
    • "Within" is sci fi mystery about Kanoa, an inquisitive seventeen-year old girl simultaneously living in ancient and modern-day Hawaii. In both realities, Kanoa does her best to live life as a normal teenager, but these are turbulent times and nothing's normal about them.

      1818 Hawaii is the early days of European colonization, with newcomers moving in and forcefully destroying the traditional Hawaiian belief system and way of life. 2020 Hawaii stands on the verge of the greatest mass extinction event of Earth's history, with the Islands being ground zero for loss of biodiversity and environmental disasters caused by global climate change. In both worlds, people are incredibly polarized and many are willing to do anything to protect what they believe is right.

      Kanoa is caught in the middle of the violence and must make 'life-and-death' choices. In 1818, she challenges a high priest who's determined to carry on a human sacrifice in order to appease the Gods. In 2020, she seeks to stop a suicide eco-terrorist willing to detonate a bomb to thwart a GMO seed company.

      But neither point in time is entirely what it seems, for both worlds are virtual constructs, built by a future all-encompassing super artificial intelligence that has created and embodied Kanoa - and her stories of transcendence - in order to give itself courage, as it is ready to expand into a new dimension.

      "Within" is about clashing worlds. It draws a parallel between European contact and the technological singularity, that moment in time - predicted to happen within the next 25 years - when A.I. will make contact with humans. It also links the coming of age of the artificial intelligence with that of an individual person, as Kanoa and the A.I. are one.
    • Partners & financing
    • "Within" is a US-Canada production with the support of Creative Lab Hawaii - State of Hawaii Creative Industries.

      We are currently seeking international co-production and distribution partners.

      We will be at the 2019 AFM, November 8th - 12th inclusively.

      You can reach us by phone at 1 808 212 6473 or by email at smarcil@4Dmedia.org.