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Idiosyncratic Canadian writer-director Patrick Downing draws on various long-held interests in his first feature, I Heart Doomsday. A comic mix of sci-fi and romance, the film charts the efforts of a mad scientist, Maximillian Von Max (Dan Beirne), to win back his lost love (Christine Ghawi) with the aid of a specially constructed android (also played by Beirne).    "The scenario came about through a crossing of a couple of avenues," Downing explains.  "One was the idea of using an actor to play two parts to try and make the movie seem larger with less... which is not such a new notion, but still I felt that it could be used to explore interesting relationships.

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