Origin

Three science students are on the verge of making a breakthrough in their research into biohacking and cell ageing. When one of them is diagnosed with a terminal illness, they break moral boundaries and use their untested research on him, in an attempt to save his life. He starts showing signs of strange side effects that enhance the body’s properties, but what seemed like something fun and exciting turns out to be far more dangerous than they ever had imagined.

  • Andreas Climent
    Director
  • André Hedeoft
    Director
  • Andreas Climent
    Writer
  • André Hedetoft
    Writer
  • Andreas Climent
    Producer
  • André Hedetoft
    Producer
  • Emelia Hansson
    Key Cast
    Wallander
  • Rikard Björk
    Key Cast
    Beck
  • Sandra Redlaff
    Key Cast
    Wallander
  • Rafael Pettersson
    Key Cast
    Bron (The Bridge)
  • Nils Croné
    Director of Photography
  • S. Peace Nistades
    Original Music
    Dragon Age: Redemption, Dark Woods, The Wicked
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Bieffekterna
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-fi, Action, Thriller, Indie
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    440,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Sweden
  • Country of Filming:
    Sweden
  • Language:
    Swedish
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony 4K RAW
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Official Selection - Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival
    Porto Alegre
    Brazil
    May 30, 2016
    South American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Lund International Fantastic Film Festival
    Lund
    Sweden
    October 28, 2016
    Swedish Festival Premiere
  • Sydney Indie Film Festival

    Australia
    Australian Premiere
Distribution Information
  • 108 Media
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Andreas Climent, André Hedeoft

Directors Andreas Climent and André Hedetoft are best known for their popular short films Double Trouble and Logan as well as commercials for brands like Alfa Romeo and Cadburys. ORIGIN is their first feature film, based on an original screenplay written by the duo.

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Director Statement

We've always been fascinated by the extraordinary. Be it time-travel in DOUBLE TROUBLE or superheroes in LOGAN. The fantastic concepts of what the future might look like have always fueled our imagination. But we've always had a sort of unspoken rule. We get to play with the fantastic, but only to tell something personal with an strong emotional core.

When we've first heard about biohacking; the concept of regular people hacking their DNA and extending human limitations out of their garages and living rooms, we were very intrigued. As we started bouncing ideas back and forth we wondered what would motivate someone to hack their genome or modify their genetics, and what longterm consequences it could have.

Out of that grew a very personal story about a young couple, ready to cross moral and ethical boundaries for their love.

When we wrote the screenplay we knew we were playing with sci-fi concepts that our latest technology and research may one day actually lead to. But we had no idea how fast it was going to go. Today a lot of the science fiction that we made up is reality. And just as the characters in ORIGIN, stand in an unprecedented time of fantastic possibilities and potential dangers and must consider the same questions as them:

How far are we willing to go to extend the limitations of what it means to be human?
And how far should we go?

With our debut feature film, Origin, we want to make the audience think about important questions that movies rarely touch, and hopefully have a great time as they follow the characters on their thrilling journey toward the limits of humanity.

Andreas Climent & André Hedetoft