Written and directed by Jacob Gentry and earning the L’Écran Fantastique Award at the 2015 Fantasia Film Festival, Synchronicity is considered a stunning science fiction adventure. The movie stars Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, and Michael Ironside.
It is a fascinating thriller that blends time travel and romance with corporate espionage. The musical score takes you even farther than the story itself. Compose Ben Lovett’s music is spellbinding.
The story follows physicist Jim Beale, played by McKnight, who invents the world’s first ever time machine. He quickly finds himself fighting to prevent a takeover from his largest benefactor, Klaus Meisner, played by Ironside. In order to keep the rights to his invention, he must journey back in time himself to prove that it works. On his travels, he soon meets a beautiful, yet dark and mysterious woman named Abby, played by Davis. He believes she may be working with Klaus to gain control of his life’s work. What he discovers in the past brings the story to full fruition.
Gentry starts the story while it is already underway, which offers a voyeur perspective of what is happening to Beale. At first, I felt like I was intruding, then I felt comfortable and understood what was happening in the movie.
The movie, in its own way, hooked me because I wanted to know what would happen next.