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Synopsis: In this dark, gritty sci-fi thriller, a brilliant scientist achieves a radical breakthrough by cloning the first human being. This ignites a massive public outcry, and he finds himself in the middle of an ethical, legal, and religious firestorm. But an even greater threat looms – A horrific failure from the doctor’s past that can no longer be kept hidden.


Psychological Thriller





Run Time

81 minutes


Jeremy Childs (Victor)

Directed by

Billy Senese

Prod. Company

Director's Bio

Billy Senese is an independent director, producer, and writer living in Nashville, TN. He has written, directed, and produced several films and audio plays. His short film, THE SUICIDE TAPES, won Best International Short at the 2011 Fantasia Film Festival and toured several festivals in the US and abroad. In 2012, he wrote and directed the short film INTRUDER, which was also well received on the film festival circuit. Over the past two years, Billy has turned his full attention to writing, directing, and producing CLOSER TO GOD. His work focuses on the darker, psychological facets of humanity.


Fantasia - Canada - 2014

Cheval Noir Award - Best Screen Play (Billy Senese)


Fantasporto - Portugal - 2014

Directors Week Award Best Film

Official selection

Fantastic Fest - United States - 2014

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