Causality is the relationship between cause and effect. An effect cannot happen without a cause. Future events cannot affect the past. Your actions now shape and influence what is to come. But is it possible to see future events? Can science piece together events and predict outcomes? That’s the premise behind Annarie Boor’s A Matter of Causality.
Our story centers on a young girl, Lai (Juliette Boor), and a group of medical psychology students assigned to study her. Led by Professor Lionel Addington (Brian James Twiddy), his handpicked team of student are shown a live video feed of an isolated Lai locked away in a research lab with no human contact. They are told she is high on the scale of precognitive abilities…she can sense the future.
“…she is high on the scale of precognitive abilities…she can sense the future.”
Our student team is comprised of Digby (Isabel Nesti), Carter (Brigt Skrettingland), Abigail (Lisa Ullrich), Logan (Edward Newman), and Lucy (Nicole Wood). At first, the team protests the fact that Addington has a girl locked up in a room like an animal in a cage. Addington pleads with the team to calm down and that they will be part of important research. Soon enough, several members begin hearing voices in their head—“do you know how it will end?” and “why are you watching me?” Logic says the voice is coming from Lai, but they’ve never met her. Their only point of contact is over a hidden camera feed.
As time passes and the voices never stop, members of the team start going a little insane and meet their demise in seemingly innocent ways. This leaves Digby as the one who must uncover the secret behind Lai’s abilities and the true motivations of Addington and his research facility.
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