All about love, death, and cryonic preservation.
NEW tells the story of an elderly couple who are cryonically preserved (chilled to sub-zero temperature) at the time of their deaths. They awaken centuries later, their health – and youth – totally restored. Together, they face the joys and challenges of a second life in the distant future.
There aren’t many science fiction movies made for grown-ups. So, I made one. Principal photography on our ambitious short film wrapped in August 2013. Before production even began, NEW had already won one prize: a prose adaptation of my script won 1st place in the Redwood Writer’s Group 2012 science fiction short-story competition.
NEW couldn’t have been made without generous help from family, friends and strangers. You can see the original crowdfunding pages here, and here. Make sure you check out the updates pages for behind-the-scenes photos and details on our production.
THE NEW NEWS:
November 20, 2014: This is it! We’re planning a special public screening of NEW for this night, and a retrospective of some of my best short films, to be held at the Raven Film Center in Healdsburg. Tickets available right now on Eventbrite:
November 12-16, 2014: NEW gets four, count ‘em, four screenings at the upcoming Napa Valley Film Festival! Come out and drink wine with us. We’re part of Narrative Shorts Program 2, click here for dates and times.
November 8, 2014: NEW has been invited to screen at End Death, a convention for cryonicists and futurists to be held in Laughlin, Nevada. I’ll be attending to introduce & talk about the film.
AUGUST 31, 2014: Three screenings at Film Fest Twain Harte (CA) culminated with NEW taking the “Critic’s Choice” trophy for best short film. NEW was chosen for this honor by San Francisco Chronicle film critic G. Allen Johnson.
MAY 17, 2014: Our second crowdfunding campaign has surpassed its goal! Thanks to everyone who has donated to this project! Your belief in our dream is making all this possible.
MAY 4, 2014: NEW had its world premiere at the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival in London, UK. We understand the film was warmly received by audiences.
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John and the NEW crew