Dr. Ian Gray is a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner Karen, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.
"Mike Cahill returns with a new, enthralling exploration of the connective tissue between love and science. ... As emotionally moving as it is intellectually stimulating, I ORIGINS solidifies Cahill's position as a distinctive cinematic voice."
T.G., Sundance Film Festival
Please note: This film will be screened during the award ceremony.
Cast: Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, Archie Panjabi
Screenplay: Mike Cahill
Director of Photography: Markus Förderer
Film Editor: Mike Cahill
Composer: Will Bates, Phil Mossmann
Production Designer: Tania Bijlani
Costume Design: Megan Gray
Producer: Mike Cahill
Production Company: Verisimilitude
Co-Producer: Hunter Gray, Alex Orlovsky
World Sales: 20th Century Fox of Germany GmbH
Director: Mike Cahill