Mark 2

Mark 2

John McDermott                  Short film      Sci Fi / Thriller


Clone – never alone.


Mark, the world’s first clone, is gathering technology so he can clone others, but the government is on his trail and want his technology – he must never let that happen. 


Replicas.  Gemini man.  Her. 

Brief synopsis

This short film looks at the life of the world’s first genuine clone, Mark 2.  He records his thoughts on his first year alive in this planet and his observations are amusing and true to life.  The scientists however have tracked him down and they must capture Mark before his DNA breaks down and he dies, and the cloning technology dies with him.  


MARK  is being interviewed by LAURA, a reporter from an online news show.  She has the world exclusive, the first interview with Mark.  And live on her show Mark will reveal his identity for the first time. 

Mark answers her questions, what is the meaning of his life, what can the cloning technology be sued for?  And the big one – does he believe in God?  During the interview the government agents break down the door, but Mark 2 manages to escape. 

Mark has a lead that one of the components for his cloning machine is in Copenhagen.  He manages to get it, but the agents are close by.  They are closing in on him. 

He holds a cyanide pill, the technology can not fall into the wrong hands.  He puts the pill back in the bottle. 

Several weeks later, Mark manages to get the last component, the rest is easy.  He goes live and reveals his true identity.  Then the agents surround him in his room.  There is no escape.  He takes the cyanide pill.  The live feed is lost. 


The year is 2031.  The date is the 4th of June.  Hello, my name is Mark, Mark 7.  I am 25 years old. Today is my first birthday.