The Reconstruction of William Zero

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The Reconstruction of William Zero
Directed by Dan Bush
Produced by Linda Burns
Dan Bush
Conal Byrne
Clay Floren
Alexander A. Motlagh
Aimee Shieh
Written by Dan Bush
Conal Byrne
Starring Conal Byrne
Amy Seimetz
Tim Habeger
Adam Fristoe
Scott Poythress
Lake Roberts
Melissa McBride
Jeff Rose
Music by Ben Lovett
Cinematography Jon Swindall
Edited by Dan Bush
Floren Shieh Productions
Pop Films
Release dates
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Reconstruction of William Zero is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Dan Bush, written by Bush and Conal Byrne, and starring Byrne and Amy Seimetz. Byrne plays a geneticist who clones himself.


After the death of his son, a genetic engineer, William Blakely, decides to test his cloning research on himself.


  • Conal Byrne as William Blakely, Edward, and William Zero
  • Amy Seimetz as Jules
  • Tim Habeger as Dr. Archer
  • Adam Fristoe as Mr. Langley
  • Scott Poythress as Lester
  • Lake Roberts as Baxter
  • Melissa McBride as Dr. Ashley Bronson
  • Jeff Rose as Mr. Penn


The Reconstruction of William Zero premiered at the Fantasia Festival on July 20, 2014.[1]


Peter Debruge of Variety compared it to the work of H.G. Wells, who he said "would surely approve of this suburban mad-scientist tale".[2] Kurt Halfyard of Twitch Film compared it to Another Earth and called it "more vexing than cathartic".[3] Matt Boiselle of Dread Central rated it 2/5 stars and called it "sad and complex" but "hard to swallow and possibly even harder to digest."[4]


  1. ^ a b Jagernauth, Kevin (2014-07-14). "Fantasia Exclusive: Watch The Trailer For Sci-Fi Thriller 'Reconstruction Of William Zero' With Conal Byrne & Amy Seimetz". Indiewire. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  2. ^ Debruge, Peter (2014-07-21). "Film Review: 'The Reconstruction of William Zero'". Variety. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  3. ^ Halfyard, Kurt (2014-07-20). "Fantasia 2014 Review: THE RECONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM ZERO Has An Identity Crisis". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  4. ^ Boiselle, Matt (2014-07-21). "Reconstruction of William Zero, The (2014)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 

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