By Clark Collis
Updated January 16, 2015 at 04:36 PM EST

According to its official synopsis, the new science-fiction film The Phoenix Project concerns “four young scientists and their pursuit to reanimate dead organisms using a machine they invented out of a California garage.” Stop. You had me at all of that.

Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Tyler Graham Pavey and starring Corey Rieger, Andrew Simpson, David Pesta, and Orson Ossman, The Phoenix Project opens in select theaters today and is also available to watch on VOD and via digital download.

You can see the film’s trailer and an exclusive clip below.