The Immortalists

Year 2014
Runtime 80 mins
Language English
Subtitles No

Life is short, they say - but what if it doesn't have to be?

In this intelligent documentary, two biologists dedicate their lives to unlocking the secret genetic codes of eternal youth. Aubrey de Grey is a brilliant scholar with a massive beard and an even larger beer habit; Bill Andrews is a clean-cut ultra-marathoner. What they both have in common is an obsession with finding ways to reverse the aging process and ultimately create immortality.

As the two eccentric men separately race to discover medical breakthroughs and re-engineer the human body, they are forced to grapple with their own mortality and that of their loved ones. Alternatively thought-provoking, humorous and tender, The Immortalists ponders the greater philosophical questions that surround this timeless quest for eternal life. GRAND JURY PRIZE NOMINEE, SXSW (DOCUMENTARY)


United States
SXSW 2014, HotDocs 2014
David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg
Executive Producer
Chuck Braverman
Kate McLean, David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg
David Alvarado
Annukka Lilja