Dr Michael O'Brien is a celebrated palaeoanthropologist.
But lately, his life has gone off track.
His relationship just tanked.
And his recently-published book has drawn ridicule from academics while being hailed by crazy conspiracy theorists.
With his party-animal sister Alyssa, and her latest boyfriend Dante, he retreats to a rural outback where he obsessively pursues the unorthodox research that led his colleagues to shun him.
Here, he makes a mind-blowing discovery that’ll rescue his career.
Buried deep in an icy tomb, a frozen woman.
After resuscitating her, he discovers she’s an archaic human who lived 40 thousand years ago. He names her 2.1 Lucy after the iconic primate discovered in 1974.
But this statuesque and idiosyncratic woman is far from ‘primitive’.
Inter-breeding with her species caused our own cognitive revolution, turning us into the deadliest killing machine the planet has ever seen.
When Lucy begs him to keep her hidden, Michael’s plunged into a high-stakes choice: trust her; or release her into the world’s spotlight.
Trapped in isolation, four flawed characters grapple with their awesome responsibilities and the delusional idea that we humans are the master species.
HIGH-CONCEPT, MICRO-BUDGET SCI-FI
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