In the distant future, James is the last human on Earth. He is raised and protected by a humanoid robot, the Machine, who brings him up on a strange composite religion described in a handheld device called The Manual. The Manual’s teachings fuse aspects of old-world religion and incorporate robots as spiritual beings in the afterlife, alongside and equal to humans.
The man wrestles with loneliness and depression while the search for other humans becomes more and more futile. As his faith in The Manual is shaken, he sets out to test one of The Manual’s core beliefs: reincarnation to the next life in the city of the Creator. What he finds could be described terribly as exactly that.
Starring JJ Johnson and Lauren Emery
Written and Directed by Wil Magness
Produced by Sara Magness and Stacy Lorts
Cinematography by Kevin Fletcher
Production Design by Nate Smith
Costume Design by Mary Beers
Machine Design and Build by Matt Hopkins and Melissa DiMartino
Music by Kerry J. Smith
Sound Design by Jebbari Dean
Color Grading by Martin Melnick
A Magness Production