- Nov. 6, 2019
-- For The Good of The People
is an independent short live-action film, written by Chris K. Daniels and Jenny Whipple. It follows a young man attempting to stop the public execution of his father, within their disturbing, militarized totalitarian town. More specifically, For The Good of The People is a 25-minute socio-thriller/
horror, narrative short film. The short has a non-linearly-
structured plotline following the hours leading up to the public execution of a sheriff within his disturbing, totalitarian community. It's the story of sheriff James, and his son Danny, uncovering the dark truth behind the curtain within the crime-free, "perfect society" they live in.
"For The Good of The People
is our absolute biggest project yet. We're creating a window into a whole new world with this film. The characters within our story have become real people to us. We just want to tell an incredible story within this concept of a twisted, false-Utopian town. In our ever-changing world, it's becoming less and less dystopian to portray dystopian societies. Everything is getting more and more extreme in the real world, so we wanted to create a fictitious one to portray a horrific potential outcome if things keep progressing towards the extreme. Overall, For The Good of The People
is becoming our life. This story is everything to us. And our goal is to get the world as in love with this story as we are!" says Chris
Also he added that, "The idea of a "Perfect Utopia" was immensely interesting to us. Mostly, the aspect of how it would go wrong. We sort of worked backwards from there. We tried to figure out what this Utopia could potentially look like, then we tried to create the circumstances that turn this perfection into pure terror and brutality. From there, the real challenge ended up creating characters that embodied our own morality in a society where morality is flawed and gray. In time, we really fell in love with our two leads. It's a father and son relationship that ends up turning the whole story into a character-based journey rather than just a world-building exploration. It's the story of our characters that really brought this world to life for us."
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