Amelia 2.0 is a feature-length drama set in a very near future, when science-fiction is becoming science-fact.
Based on the play by Rob Merritt, 'The Summerland Project' tackles themes humans have been struggling with for centuries: Who are we? What makes us human? Are we the end product of a divine Creator, or can we be made better?
Principal Photography began in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in September, 2014. The film was produced by More Productions and stars Ed Begley Jr. (PORTLANDIA, YOU’RE NOT YOU, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), Kate Vernon (NCIS, THE 100, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) and Eddie Jemison (iZOMBIE, MASTERS OF SEX). Lightning Entertainment, who is representing the film's international rights, premiered exclusive footage at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The film had its world premiere at the Collins Road Theater in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on August 4th, 2017.
Amelia 2.0 was nominated in several categories at the 27th Iowa Motion Picture Awards by Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA) and was awarded four Awards of Excellence and two Awards of Achievement.
Award of Excellence, Actress: Angela Billman
Award of Excellence, Direction – Long Form: Adam Orton
Award of Excellence, Director of Photography: Camrin Petromale
Award of Excellence Live Action Ebtertainment – Long: MORE Productions
Award of Achievement, Visual Effects – Post Production (Under $10,000): Adam Orton, Olivia Leisinger, Jacob Meade, Beau Batterson
Award of Achievement, Editing – Long Form: Izaak Levison-Share
(Initial trailer, edited by Izaak Levison-Share, under the original title The Summerland Project)