The Purchase

In a society where human emotions have been inoculated in an attempt to advance the human race, a man schedules an illegal rendezvous to reclaim his humanity.

  • Lacey Andrews
  • Lacey Andrews
  • Jonathan Domineck
  • Steven Keller
  • Lacey Andrews
  • Samantha Bright
    Key Cast
  • Jacobi Hollingshed
    Key Cast
    "Doe #1"
  • Chris Bagley
    Key Cast
    "Doe #2"
  • Kyrl James
    Key Cast
    "Doe #3"
  • Harris Joy
    Director of Photography
  • Steven Keller
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    Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 24, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Lacey Andrews

As an accomplished scholar, Lacey Andrews has more than 10 years of scientific knowledge and research experience, with awards and fellowships ranging from the Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Combined with her love for film, Lacey has taken her partiality of science and has written several shorts, episodic series, and features, and has both written and directed two short films of her own. She has also served on other projects as script supervisor, first assistant director, and production assistant.

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Director Statement

"The Purchase" initially came to me in a dream and was expanded upon when I realized that the concept is actually quite relevant.

Women suppressing anger? Men suppressing sadness?

Social and cultural constructs imply that absentee emotions equate to superiority in some manner. But does doing so actually make us more human? Or less?

I want the audience to think, to feel, and to discuss what it means to experience life only by intellect.

In addition, I hope that the audience explores the theoretical ramifications of eradicating an essential part of being human and if excluding such characteristics are worth societal "advancement."