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The Original

West Coast Premiere
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
13 mins
United Kingdom
In The Original, we focus on Alana, a woman whose partner, Gwendolyn, is in the final stages of locked-in syndrome. They are offered a chance to regain the life they thought they had lost through a procedure that will transfer Gwendolyn's consciousness into a healthy clone. Although the procedure initially appears to be a success, Alana is soon informed that something has gone terribly wrong, forcing her to make an impossible choice.
Directed by: 
Michelle Garza Cervera
Produced by: 
Hiro Ishiguro
Written by: 
Andrew Fleming and Michelle Garza Cervera
Main Cast: 
Ariana Lebron Baez, Rebecca Layoo, Ingrid Evans and Jay Robertson
About the Director(s): 

Michelle Garza Cervera (Mexico, 1987). She studied at the best film school in Mexico, Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica specializing in Film Directing. Chevening Award (UK Government scholarship) 2017-2018 to study the MA: Directing Fiction for Film at Goldsmiths University of London. She wrote and directed several short films that have been selected in more than 60 international film festivals including Fantastic Fest, Fantasia Film Festival, Fantasporto, Havana Film Festival, Sitges more