Equals (2014)

Equals
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Romance, Sci-Fi
Keywords coming-of-age, disappearance, disease, escape, future, hiding, infection, love, outcast, peace, romance, secrets, survival, teen, young adult
Status Preproduction
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Russell Levine Executive Producer n/a 174 3000009
Choi Pyung-ho Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Lee Jae Woo Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Michael A. Pruss Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Drake Doremus Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Nathan Parker Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Nicole Daniels Casting Director n/a 157 10000002
Courtney Bright Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Apparat Original Score n/a 120839 8000001
Ann Ruark Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Ann Ruark Producer n/a 3 3000005
Chip Diggins Producer n/a 3 3000004
Aurora Perrineau Actor Iris 1 1000005
Kate Lyn Sheil Actor Kate 1 1000004
Guy Pearce Actor n/a 1 1000003
Nicholas Hoult Actor Silas 1 1000002
Jacki Weaver Actor (in talks) 1 1000006
Drake Doremus Director n/a 2 2000001
Jay Stern Producer n/a 3 3000003
Michael Schaefer Producer n/a 3 3000002
Ridley Scott Producer n/a 3 3000001
Kristen Stewart Actor Nia 1 1000001
Synopsis
A futuristic love story set in the Collective, a society where emotions have been eradicated. The story is about the joy of finding connection, and the fear of having it taken away. The inhabitants of this modern world are a new breed of humans called Equals, who are peaceful, calm, fair, and polite. There is no greed, poverty, violence, or emotion. But a new disease is threatening everyone: SOS, or Switched-On-Syndrome, activating in its victims everything they thought they'd escaped, including depression, sensitivity, fear, and love. Once a person is overtaken with SOS, they're shipped off to The Den and never seen again. When a man named Silas is infected, he becomes an outcast, but notices one person, a young woman named Nia, who seems to understand what he's going through. Nia has feelings, but seems able to hide them. When Silas confronts Nia, they discover a connection that quickly takes over everything. They feel love and intimacy for the first time in their lives, and the only way to survive is to escape.