The Man Behind the Curtain explores the troubled mind and tumultuous life of artificial intelligence and cognitive science researcher Chris McKinstry. Plagued with mental instability, Chris left in his wake a swath of broken relationships and public suicide attempts, ultimately culminating in an online forum post detailing his last moments.

Across Canada to South America, Chris’s friends, lovers and colleagues share their intriguing experiences with a creative man bent on fame and immortality. And the rich archives Chris left behind paint a vivid picture of a scientific outsider struggling against circumstance and biology.

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