These days, we're all obsessed with unlocking the secrets of the human genome, and also with tracking and analyzing every aspect of our lives. The new movie Life Tracker takes both of those ideas to their most absurd extreme — there's a service that can analyze your DNA and figure out exactly when you'll die (unless you get shot first), and also predict future illnesses and the genders of your future children. Silly? Sure. But it's a fun thought experiment.
Here's the synopsis for Life Tracker, which is hitting film festivals this year and hopefully coming to theaters at some point:
In the near future, a new device has emerged to detect the time of death of every man's life through DNA analysis. A modern day palm reading, the device has ignited fear and paranoia throughout the world. The film follows an aspiring filmmaker, Dillon (Barry Finnegan), who chronicles the hysteria and stumbles upon the mystery behind LIFE TRACKER Limited, the company behind the device. With the help of his friends, Scott (Matt Dallas) and Bell (Rebecca Marshall), they embark on a journey to find the real story behind the science, testing their friendship and faith along the way. Are the predictions true? Is a person's lifespan ingrained in one's DNA? The race is on to uncover the truth.