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U.S. Theatrical Premiere
Remi Award Worldfest-Houston Intl Film Fest
with filmmaker Zach LeBeau
"Modest yet philosophically ambitious" -NewCity Chicago
Dr. Marcus Ryan (Bill Sage) anguishing over the tragic death of his wife and daughter secretly constructs a mysterious energy generator in his basement. He is a physicist whose specialty is quantum mechanics, but despite his expertise, this device unleashes energies that triggers a series of multi-dimensional events that propels Ryan towards the realization of higher level of consciousness. The Scientist provocatively explores the balance between acts of faith (religious "truth") and scientific "fact", as he tries to understand his tragic loss from the perspective of science. Can we really attempt to integrate our empirical experience through philosophical meanings while being informed by balanced spiritual values? Can his training as a physicist help him grapple with grief and find solace? The Scientist is ultimately about a man's struggle to resolve the disparity between the science of the present and the world of the past, which will require both faith and experimental investigation.