Chimera

A brilliant but disturbed scientist freezes his children alive, while he races to cure their deadly genetic disease by decoding the DNA of the immortal Turritopsis jellyfish.

  • Maurice Haeems
    Director
    Chimera
  • Maurice Haeems
    Writer
    Chimera
  • Eric B. Fleischman
    Producer
    Flower, Sleight, Carnage Park
  • Jay Sitaram
    Producer
    Chimera
  • Maurice Haeems
    Producer
    Chimera
  • Henry Ian Cusick
    Key Cast
    "Quint"
    Lost, The 100
  • Kathleen Quinlan
    Key Cast
    "Masterson"
    Apollo 13, Event Horizon
  • Erika Ervin
    Key Cast
    "Gruze"
    American Horror Story Freakshowr
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.66:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Maurice Haeems

Maurice has a Bachelor's degree from the VJTI School of Engineering of the University of Mumbai and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has enjoyed successful careers in mechanical/fluid engineering, investment banking, and software entrepreneurship.
In 2014, Maurice decided to pursue his fourth career (and first love) - storytelling and filmmaking. After taking a few online and evening classes, he wrote the screenplay for Chimera, and collaborated with former investors and business partners to raise the capital for the project. Chimera was shot in Fitchburg, MA and will be completing post-production by early 2018.
Chimera is Maurice's first feature film. He continues to be enthralled by advancements in biotechnology, the extension of human lifespans, and the science/ fiction of immortality and transhumanism. He has begun development on his second feature (The Archetype) which further explores these themes and their impact on the human experience.

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