Imagine if every sleep brought you closer to death. This is my world.
Like all clones, I have a genetic flaw. I sleep all the time, using up my days too fast. Five years is all I get.
There is one rumoured cure. If I can find my original.
In a dark and immoral city Evangeline, a naïve runaway clone, desperately tries to change her fate and find the cure she hopes will make her human.
I am Evangeline is a science-fiction thriller with a romantic undertow, set in an alternate now.
What would you do to become human?
Evangeline is a runaway clone. Manufactured for a rich man’s pleasure, she’s flesh and blood, but condemned to a short life, snatched between frequent sleeps. The only rumoured cure lies with Diana, the woman she was cloned from. Evangeline must have cells from Diana’s hypothalamus, the sleep centre deep inside her brain. But Diana is a powerful adversary, with equally powerful friends.
Alone and soon in mortal danger, Evangeline finds an unlikely ally in Ten, a two-faced petty criminal. Together they must make their way through a lawless and unforgiving city to confront Diana and take one shot at the ‘real life’ Evangeline so desperately wants.
Why this story?
Writer and director Christine Rogers: I’m adopted, and this has deeply shaped who I am and how I see family. I‘m fascinated by issues surrounding identity, genetics and kinship. What does it mean to be unique? Is your genetic heritage what makes you? Can ties of love be stronger than blood? An imagined world of human cloning is the perfect context in which to explore these universal questions.