Beyond Methuselah



Craig Jessen
Jamie Reneé Smith




116 minutes


United States

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When a medical treatment promises immortality, a schism is torn between the religious and scientific communities. But after the treatment is made universally available, a group of religious extremists escalate the culture war into a bloody one. As two estranged sisters race to find their mother before the terrorists, their father wrestles with how the rhetoric from his pulpit might be complicit with the mounting violence.

Craig Jessen, Jamie Reneé Smith

Craig Jessen, Jamie Reneé Smith

Craig Jessen’s first first feature film, “A Promise of Time Travel,” won seven awards and ran on the film festival circuit from 2016 to 2017. He is also a playwright and theater director. A first generation North American, he subsists almost entirely on aji limos.

Jamie Renée Smith has been professionally acting since the age of six starring in blockbuster hits such as Dante’s Peak and appearing in countless television shows such as True Blood, Weeds, 9-1-1, Better Things, Merry Happy Whatever to name a few. She has also directed for the theater.

Craig and Jamie met in 2009 when they were both at UCLA (Craig was in the graduate playwriting program, and Jamie the undergraduate acting program). They were cast in a play together and quickly decided they should be friends for life.