Annex Films Marc Silver Directs the Ethics of Genes Editing for the Guardian
A creative response to investigations into science and society Gene editing could be one of the most profound and relevant scientific stories of our generation.
The narrative of Marc Silver’s new short raises some of the key questions at the heart of the debate. This new technology could affect everything from food to healthcare to our attempts to tackle climate change. Technologies such as CRISPR have the power to change life as we know it.
There are decisions being made right now that could have an effect on global populations for generations to come. The Guardian commissioned Marc Silver to investigate some of the themes involved. Director and producer, Marc Silver, is an award-winning filmmaker and director of the Oscar-shortlisted and Emmy nominated feature doc, three and a half minutes, Ten Bullets. Marc’s beautiful fictional film ‘Recode’ imagines a future where gene editing has become mainstream and discusses the moral, ethical and political divides that this might create.
Commissioned by: The Guardian
Director: Marc Silver (represented by Annex Films)
Producer: Marc Silver
Exec Producers: Charlie Phillips, Shanida Scotland, Lindsay Poultan
Consultants: Alok Jha, Emilie Glazer
Offline and Post production
Edit Company: Emiliano Battista
Edit Assistant: Patrick O’Mahony
Colourist: Jack Jones
Animation: Alex Purcell
Illustrator: Nina Dogmetchi
Sound Company: Pixiu Productions
Sound Design and Mix: Dan Weinberg
'Kate': Lesley Ewan
'Rhea': Kemah Bob