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Justice Is Mind Official Selection Viewster Online Film Festival
Justice Is Mind, the acclaimed psychological sci-fi courtroom thriller, will screen for free on the Viewster Online Film Festival from September 11-25, 2014. Worldwide audiences will vote online to select finalist films for jury selection.
By: The Ashton Times
“Having your film selected for any film festival is an honor, but one like Viewster that brings over 18 million unique visitors a month represents a tremendous opportunity to introduce Justice Is Mind to a worldwide audience,” said writer/director Mark Lund. “The future of independent filmmaking is online and Viewster makes it possible for films like Justice Is Mind to be seen.”
Set in the near future where advanced MRI technology can read your memory, Justice Is Mind follows businessman and restaurant owner Henri Miller who has been afflicted with unexplained headaches since childhood. When he has the new FVMRI procedure and it reveals that he has allegedly shot and killed two people, the trial of the century begins in which Miller is faced with his own memory at trial. But all is not as it seems as a dark family secret, held by Henri’s minister father Joseph, reveals itself in the courtroom.
“The theme for Viewster’s festival is ‘Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid’. Indeed, once audiences see what types of memories the mind holds in the movie it may give anyone pause when they see the real world advances of this science,” said Lund.
The original idea for Justice Is Mind came to Lund in 2009 when he saw a 60 Minutes episode on ‘thought Identification mind reading’ technology being developed at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2013, the year Justice Is Mind was released, The Atlantic published a story titled “Could the Government Get a Search Warrant for Your Thoughts.” It was just this past August in 2014 that a story in the International Business Times “Mind Reader: Meet The Man Who Records and Stores Your Thoughts, Dreams and Memories” reported on a company that is pioneering this technology.
To develop social media engagement, Viewster asks viewers to use the hashtag #VOFF. To stimulate engagement among the #VOFF viewers, Viewster will be running a contest where they are giving away a trip for two to London to the Raindance Film Festival. To be eligible tweet a link to your favorite entry (hopefully Justice Is Mind) along with a comment and the #VOFF3winatrip hashtag. Audiences can watch and vote for Justice Is Mind at this link: http://www.viewster.com/
Since its world premiere in August 2013, Justice Is Mind has been screening at theatres, universities and science fiction conventions throughout North America. Justice Is Mind’s next theatrical screening will be on September 18, 2014 at the Chatham Orpheum Theater in Chatham, Massachusetts followed by its International Premiere on Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth ocean liner on October 29, 2014 during a Mediterranean cruise.
Justice Is Mind [http://www.imdb.com/
Viewster presents free video streaming on www.viewster.com to its millions of fans who share a passion for discovering original TV shows and movies. On Viewster, the best international content is only one click away, like Swedish crime, Japanese anime, fascinating documentaries, British or Korean drama. Viewster enables community driven discovery of international hits. Discover, discuss, share — that´s how trends are made. All content on Viewster is completely free and supported by advertising. On the Web, on smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. That’s how Viewster has become the leading European Video on Demand platform for TV and web series. Viewster’s newest endeavor is the Viewster Online Film Festival (#VOFF) with $100,000 in total prize money awarded every quarter. The Viewster community can get into direct conversation with the filmmakers and help them win the big prize money by voting on the films and series they love. Viewster is taking what was once a solitary online experience and making it social. It’s the new, original way of watching films online. Viewster — discover originality.