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Justice Is Mind: Evidence Goes Into Production
Based in the near future where your own memory can be used against you in criminal trials, Evidence will be submitted to film festivals worldwide and as a capital raise vehicle for feature production.
By: Mark Lund
In Justice is Mind, MRI technology has advanced to a point where imaging of long term memories can be produced in near video quality. When local businessman and restauranteur Henri Miller has the new FVMRI scan and it reveals his murdering of two contractors that worked for his restaurants, the trial of the century begins when a defendant’s own memory is used as the primary evidence against him at trial.
The short film version Evidence begins in the chambers of Judge Richard Wagner when motions are presented by defense counsel in a desperate attempt to suppress the key memory evidence. Evidence continues at the Miller residence with Henri growing more unstable and his journalist wife, Margaret, attempting to bring some normalcy to their situation -- a futile attempt when the news seals Henri’s fate.
“The idea for Justice came to me when I was watching a 60 Minutes show in which thought identification was demonstrated using current MRI technology,”
The feature film version of Justice is Mind has already secured digital distribution through the same company that distributed Lund’s 2007 short film First World. The production of Evidence will demonstrate the look and feel of the story while the producers submit the short to film festivals and use the project as a capital raise vehicle for equity investment and crowd funding.
On the production front, Evidence brings together a team of both experienced filmmakers and film students from Fitchburg State University (FSU) and Emerson College. Lund, who was cast by Killam in a short film she produced at FSU this past May, united their network to produce Evidence with the goal of producing the feature film version in June.
“Mark sent me his script after we finished production on a short film I was producing and I loved it,” said Killam. “I'm always looking for new projects to get involved in, and this one seemed like a good fit."
Justice is Mind: Evidence is sponsored by Pizza Post in Oxford and the Law Firm of Barry Bachrach in Leicester. Zone 5 Pictures, who produced First World with Lund, is serving as producer and film production advisor.
Evidence stars Vernon Aldershoff (Henri Miller), Alexander Cook (John Darrow), Maria Natapov (Constance Smith), John Depew (Judge Wagner), Robin Ann Rapoport (Margaret Miller) and Toula Coin (News Reporter). Evidence also introduces Joshua Hey (Gary Miller) and Kim Merriam (Court Stenographer)
Executive Producer/Director, Mark Lund; Producer/Assistant Director, Jessica Killlam; Director of Photography, Rob Featherstone;
Justice is Mind’s web site can be found at http://theashtontimes.com/
Mark Lund is an award winning magazine publisher, thrice award nominated screenwriter, television personality, producer, director, actor and writer. He has produced and directed for the screen (First World), television (direct response commercials)
Jess Killam is currently a Junior attending Fitchburg State University for Video Production. She has produced student films and done various other crew work on films from Emerson College and Fitchburg State as well as stage managed numerous plays. She is now directing her first play and assistant directing Justice is Mind: Evidence.
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Justice is Mind: Evidence is a short film produced by Mark Lund and Jessica Killam based on the feature length screenplay Justice is Mind. The purpose of the short is to submit to film festivals and act as a capital raise vehicle for investment and crowd funding.