The feature film Errors of the Human Body is a thought provoking psychological thriller and gripping mystery that follows the story of Geoffrey Burton, a scientist on a journey of both startling and frightening discovery, set within the mysterious world of genetic engineering.
The story takes place in Dresden and stars Germany’s Karoline Herfurth (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, The Reader and We are the Night), Iceland’s Tomas Lemarquis (Noi the Albino, Painless, Snow Piercer), Rik Mayall (The Young Ones) and Canada’s rising star, Michael Eklund (The Divide, FRINGE, ALCATRAZ). The film is written by Eron Sheean and Shane Danielsen and directed by Eron Sheean. Errors of the Human Body is produced by Instinctive Film and High5Films.
Seeking a new laboratory to pursue his controversial genetic research, Dr Geoff Burton takes up a position at the world-renowned Institute for Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics in wintry Dresden, Germany. His contribution to their most top-secret project – a human regeneration gene – has the potential to make something miraculous out of a personal tragedy that has haunted him for years. But when he uncovers a conspiracy amongst his colleagues, he finds instead something quite different: a terrifying new virus, with potentially devastating consequences for humanity – and for Geoff, who is not only its first victim, but its unwitting source.
Errors of the Human Body can be seen at this year’s Film4 FrightFest on Sunday 26th August 2012 at 7.05pm on the Discovery Screen