This long awaited sequel to Illustra's landmark documentary, Unlocking the Mystery of Life, challenges the paradigm of scientific materialism and the belief that life is nothing more than the product of blind, undirected processes.
With spectacular computer animation and cutting-edge research, ORIGIN examines a question that has baffled science for centuries: How did life on Earth begin? Today, most researchers insist it arose through simple chemistry that-without direction or plan-somehow transformed inanimate matter into the first living cell. Yet, this explanation is devoid of evidence and unsatisfying, even to its most ardent supporters.
As ORIGIN exposes the flaws of materialistic theories, you'll travel through a molecular universe to encounter extraordinary biological engineering crucial to the survival of every organism that has ever existed. Engineering that points unmistakably to intelligence and mind.
ORIGIN is a film that transcends science to touch the heart and mind of anyone who has ever pondered the deepest mystery of the human experience: Where did we come from and why are we here?
"Illustra Media has done it again! ORIGIN explores the question of the origin of life and presents a logically and visually compelling case for intelligent design. I would highly recommend this film for believers and skeptics, as well as churches, families, and schools."
Sean McDowell, Ph.D.
Author, Speaker, Professor
“Fantastic film! I’m going to share ORIGIN with everyone I know. I just sent the trailer to all my Twitter followers!”
Author—The Case for a Creator
“Utterly amazing! ORIGIN explores difficult concepts in biology, chemistry, and math and visualizes them in ways people can easily grasp. The animation is excellent.”
James Tour, PhD
Professor of Chemistry, Rice University
“How life began is not just an apologetics issue; it is THE apologetics issue because how one views his origin story will ultimately determine how he lives his life.
That’s why I’m so excited that our friends at Illustra Media have outdone themselves with their newest film ORIGIN: Design, Chance and the First Life on Earth. It combines top-drawer scholarship with stunning artistry in what is destined to be a classic.”
President, Christian Research Institute
" Simply fascinating and eye opening. ORIGIN will make you think about the start of life--a start that was no accident.”
Darrell L. Bock
Executive Director for Cultural Engagement,
Dallas Theological Seminary
“What a delight to watch this latest gem by Illustra Media. ORIGIN is a fabulous production on a topic that is so important. ARN will enthusiastically promote this incredible DVD.”
Director--Access Research Network
“Both my six-year old and I watched ORIGIN with great interest on different levels. Naturalistic explanations for the origin of life require unreasonable faith and this film shows why. Very well done.”
Corey Miller, PhD
President & CEO of Ratio Christi
“The film is a masterpiece. The audience was riveted to the screen. The whole thing was gorgeous to the max.”
President—CS Lewis Society
“Bravo, Illustra! There is no way for an honest heart and mind to watch ORIGIN and not start asking all the most important questions. It’s a phenomenal tool for starting important discussions with your family and friends. This is the best film I've laid eyes on in a long while, and I just added it to a prominent spot in my sharing library.”
Director—Voice of Prophecy