THE VENUS SYNDROME

Sci-Fi Feature

A professor turned soldier from the future in which the Earth is on the brink of the Venus syndrome -- life-annihilating global warming -- travels back in time to assassinate the American president whose policies started the unstoppable devastation.

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Starting in a climate-ravaged future, the story is about a desperate history professor turned soldier, Ev, who struggles to feed and protect his family.  When his son dies, the grieving Ev agrees to go on a mission to travel back in time to the 21st century to assassinate the President, whose policies triggered the Venus syndrome -- life-annihilating global warming – hoping to save his dying world and prevent his son from dying.  Ev assumes the identity of a man starting work as a White House aide, but complications ensue when Ev forms a relationship with Helen, a climate change pacifist.  To make matters worse, authorities are in process of uncovering Ev’s disguise.  Now, with the fate of the future hanging in the balance, Ev must make the most important decision in his life, knowing that if he fails in his mission the world and his son are doomed.

AWARDS
2017-18
FIRST PLACE:
  • "Best SciFi Screenplay" in the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (2018)
  • Los Angeles Film Awards (2018)
  • New York Film Awards (2018)
  • The Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (November 2017)
  • The Global Film Festival Awards (2018)
  • Festigious Los Angeles (November 2017)
 
SECOND PLACE:
  • "Silver Remi" in Fantasy/Science Fiction, WORLDFEST HOUSTON (2018)
  • The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
THIRD PLACE:
  • Global Independent Film Awards (2018)
FINALIST:
  • Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

  • California Underground Film Festival

  • California Women’s Film Festival

  • Los Angeles CineFest

  • Los Angeles Movie Awards

  • Script and Storyboard Showcase

  • Film Invasion Los Angeles