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Who do you become when everything you know about yourself turns out to be a lie?


Michael Crichton meets Blade Runner in this near-future thriller about reprograming the human brain and the terrifying prospect of who might wield such power. Riley has her whole life turn from her by strangers who claim she is not who she believes herself to be.


Out now in hardcover and ebook wherever books are sold. Published by DoxaNoûs Media.


Socrates claimed that the unexamined life is not worth living, as quoted in Plato's Apology.  Storytelling has always been and continues to be an essential way in which human beings examine life and make sense of our world. Today, neuroscience and evolutionary psychology confirm that we survive by creating narratives.


That's why I say...


A life without stories is not worth living.


- Mikel J. Wisler

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Reviews of Wisler's Films:

... once in a blue screen we get a filmmaker like Mikel J. Wisler who manages to avoid the cinematic sci-fi land mines with his nifty short film submission EMPATHY O.D.

- Mark Schwab's review of "Empathy O.D." (DITR Film Festival)


Parallel” is a beautiful cinematic tone poem that fiercely champions the idea of everlasting love. It’s a stunning achievement in romantic sci-fi.

- Philip Smolen's review of "Parallel" (Rogue Cinema)


Wisler and company deliver a thinking person's short film that taps into some pretty primitive areas, including what it means to exist in the field of time, what it means to live, to love and lose and finally to die. It's serious, it's smart, it's even a bit of a tear jerker.

- Nicholas La Salla's review of "Parallel" (Forest City Short Film Review)


[Parallel is] a very clear-eyed story, with emotional journeys experienced that would normally take two hours, but here are followed, easily and un-rushed, in minutes ...  it’s quite an experience on not just it’s main character, but the viewer, as well.

- Brian Skutle's review of "Parallel" (


[Playing with Ice] is a wonderful and satisfying short that speaks volumes about what we hold inside and the damage it causes. Wisler has made a life-affirming and nifty pseudo sci-fi movie all at the same time. Bravo!"

- Philip Smolen's review of "Playing with Ice"  (Rogue Cinema)


With only two actresses [Wisler] has explored how a duo have dealt with their situation. Until they come together, they had been surviving. When they meet, a contentious situation ensues. As they continue, confrontation turns into hope.

- Richard Morchoe's review of "Playing with Ice" (The Boston Film Industry Examiner)


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