For The Good of The People - Directed By Chris K. Daniels

For The Good of The People!

For The Good of The People is a 44 minute thriller, short film directed by Chris K. Daniels. The film is written by Chris K. Daniels & Jenny Whipple. The film stars Henry Lynch as the lead character, Danny. The film also stars Robert A. Higgins, David Bushery, Katie Novak, Christian Tabb and Myles Delahunty.

What's The Film About?

Set in an upbeat, false-utopia, a young man and his father come to find the disturbing truth of what's behind the curtain in the oppressive, fundamental community they thought they loved.

The Broader Picture: For The Good of The People - Directed By Chris K Daniels

Above all else, this is a story about these two moral, sympathetic characters that are in the midst of a complete shift in perspective. Everything around them that they thought they loved is not what it previously seemed at all. The oppressive, small town that "keeps them safe" is all about control. Everyone is equal. Everyone is calm. Everyone stays in line. This "utopia" crime-free community lives by an all-encompassing, brutal, yet effective death penalty. This golden rule states that any citizen that breaks the law, IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM, will be publicly executed in the way that said law was broken. This intense ideal, along with the town-controlled uniforms, sanctioned food supply, and always-nearby "watchers" are what sets the film's overall setting and tone. The world has a feel of "saturated" happiness, covered in fear and paranoia.

Is This a Short Film?

Right now, For The Good of The People is indeed a short film! But this short film is serving as a "proof-of-concept" film. This world, these characters and this overall story is built to be expanded. This film is a portion of the bigger-picture, For The Good of The People pitch. The goal is to use this film to showcase the potential of what's to come. In the longer form, this world has so much more depth. These characters have a much more intense story to tell. And this false-utopian town has so much more to show the world.

When Will For The Good of The People - Directed By Chris K Daniels come out?

The short film will be streamable on Amazon Prime towards the end of this year! Be sure to subscribe to our email list to get access as soon as the film is released!

And of course, be sure to watch the film's trailer down below.

The Best Indie Horror Film Ever: For The Good of The People


Smile. You are safe. It’s okay. Just keep smiling. Don’t stop smiling.

Forget what you know, and enter into our world. It’s safe.

There’s no crime here. No envy here. No inequality here…

Sometimes pain is the only way to achieve pleasure…

This is



Set in an upbeat, false-utopia, a young man and his father come to find the disturbing truth of what's behind the curtain in the oppressive, “perfect” community they thought they loved.

The Best Indie Horror Film Ever?

For The Good of The People is a world for you to observe. What is perfection? What is Utopia? This story follows the downfall of what was supposed to be the answer. This town.. This dark, small, suburban town turns you into one of them. As long as you smile. As long as you behave. You can be happy too! Wouldn’t you like to never be afraid again? To live somewhere without crime? Without poverty? Without ENVY?

A Perfect Society Comes at a Cost

The problem with perfection is.. It’s improbable. How could something so great exist in true form? Well, that’s the question right there.

Violence and Brutality

Sometimes the only way to fix society is to destroy it first. Imagine your quiet, suburban town locking you in. Keeping you safe, but keeping you none-the-less. Burn your clothes. Burn your branded processions. We all get the same things now. Wear the same things now. Are the same things now. You’re free, of course. As long as you follow all of our rules.

For The Good of The People

Imagine all you know is this small town. This oppressive, disturbing small town that murders all who commit crime within it. A cruel, but justified punishment to invoke the fear of breaking any laws. Imagine this is all you know!

Now, imagine you love this town. You’re brainwashed by the bright colors, the happy music and the seemingly beautiful living conditions. Well, what if your falsified perspective came crashing down in front of you? What if the dark, cold truth came at you like a ton of bricks, but you’re still stuck with us. Safe. Happy. Controlled. Then what?

This is: For The Good of The People. The Best Indie Horror Film Ever.

What Happens When Disaster Strikes?

Within the events of For The Good of The People, young Danny experiences an unexpected disaster. A happening that resulted in a complete twist of perspective.

Danny witnesses undeniable proof that everything he's believed his entire life was a lie. He witnesses corruption, injustice and sadistic action he never imagined, living in a town that promises utopia.


The Master List of Laws

Those Who Break Our Rules: Face Unrelenting, Permanent Repercussions

I'm sure our law is known to you at this point. It is the basis of our utopia. We are crime-free. We are-envy-free. And we are frown-free. The small price to pay is in our golden rule. An eye for an eye. If you break any of our laws, you will be publicly executed in the way that said law was broken. You know this. You understand this. The results speak for themselves.

Now, for total clarity, this is our master list of laws. This list of crimes must be understood, and absorbed, for you know the punishment if you step out of line. If you break a single one of these laws, the town will see your demise. For The Good of The People.

The Master List of Laws

  • Aggravated Assault - Attack or attempted attack with a weapon, regardless of whether or not an injury occurred and attack without a weapon then serious injury results
    • With injury - An attack without a weapon when serious injury results or an attack with a weapon involving any injury. Serious injury includes broken bones, lost teeth, internal injuries, loss of consciousness, and any unspecified injury requiring two or more days of hospitalization
    • Threatened with a weapon - Threat or attempted attack by an offender armed with a gun, knife, or other object used as a weapon, not resulting in victim injury
  • Simple assault - Attack without a weapon resulting either in no injury, minor injury (for example, bruises, black eyes, cuts, scratches or swelling) or in undetermined injury requiring less than 2 days of hospitalization. Also includes attempted assault without a weapon
    • With minor injury - An attack without a weapon resulting in such injuries as bruises, black eyes, cuts or in undetermined injury requiring less than 2 days of hospitalization
    • Without injury - An attempted assault without a weapon not resulting in injury
  • Fraud - The intentional misrepresentation of information or identity to deceive others, the unlawful use of a credit or debit card or ATM, or the use of electronic means to transmit deceptive information, in order to obtain money or other things of value. Fraud may be committed by someone inside or outside the business. Includes instances in which a computer was used to defraud the business of money, property, financial documents, insurance policies, deeds, use of rental cars, or various services by forgery, misrepresented identity, credit card or wire fraud. Excludes incidents of embezzlement.
  • Aiding and Abetting - A wrong-doer may be found guilty of [specify crime charged], even if the wrong-doer personally did not commit the act or acts constituting the crime but aided and abetted in its commission. To "aid and abet" means intentionally to help someone else commit a crime.
  • Arson - the willful and malicious burning or charring of property. There are many types of arson crimes, including setting fire to one's property with fraudulent intent--like when someone burns their house to collect insurance money. While the majority of arson crimes involve damage to buildings, arson can also be committed by a person who sets fire to forest land or a boat.
  • Bribery - the offer or acceptance of anything of value in exchange for influence on a government/public official or employee. In general, bribes can take the form of gifts or payments of money in exchange for favorable treatment, such as awards of government contracts. Other forms of bribes may include property, various goods, privileges, services and favors.
  • Money Laundering - a crime to transfer money derived from almost any criminal activity (including organized crime, white-collar offenses, terrorist activities, and drug transactions) into seemingly legitimate channels, in an attempt to disguise the origin of the funds.
  • Child Abandonment - when a parent, guardian, or person in charge of a child either deserts a child without any regard for the child's physical health, safety or welfare and with the intention of wholly abandoning the child, or in some instances, fails to provide necessary care for a child living under their roof.
  • Murder: First-degree - an unlawful killing that is both willful and premeditated, meaning that it was committed after planning or "lying in wait" for the victim. For example, Dan comes home to find his wife in bed with Victor. Three days later, Dan waits behind a tree near Victor's front door. When Victor comes out of his house, Dan shoots and kills him.
  • Murder: Second-degree - intentional murder that lacks premeditation, is intended to only cause bodily harm, and demonstrates an extreme indifference to human life.
  • And Murder: Third-degree - to unintentionally cause someone else's death while committing a dangerous act. This is different from first-degree and second-degree murder charges, where intent is generally required.
  • Pornography - Anyone who owns printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings.
  • Open Container - a bottle, can, or other receptacle that contains any amount of alcoholic beverage and that is open, that has been opened, that has a broken seal, or the contents of which are partially removed.
  • Perjury - the offense of willfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation.
  • Conspiracy -An agreement between two or more people to commit an illegal act, along with an intent to achieve the agreement's goal.
  • Prostitution- the practice of engaging in relatively indiscriminate sexual activity, in general with someone who is not a spouse or a friend, in exchange for immediate payment in money or other valuables.
  • Public Intoxication - a person is visibly drunk or under the influence of drugs in public. These laws exist to prevent people from disturbing others in public and to remove people who appear to be unable to stop themselves from hurting themselves or others.
  • Disorderly Conduct - many types of obnoxious or unruly conduct may fit the definition. Generally speaking, watchers often use a disorderly conduct charge to keep the peace when a person is behaving in a disruptive manner.
  • Disturbing the Peace - a criminal offense that occurs when a person engages in some form of unruly public behavior, such as fighting or causing excessively loud noise. When a person's words or conduct jeopardizes another person's right to peace and tranquility, he or she may be charged with disturbing the peace.
  • Domestic Violence - violent or abusive acts committed by one family or household member against another, such as child abuse or spousal abuse. Domestic violence can refer to physical harm, or behavior that is controlling, coercive, or threatening. It can occur in any kind of intimate relationship -- married or unmarried, straight or gay, living together, or simply dating.
  • Speeding - When a driver violates laws restricting the speed at which a vehicle may travel.
  • Robbery - theft accomplished by violence or the threat of it. Unlike theft or burglary, the crime of robbery almost always requires the presence of a victim who is threatened with bodily harm. If a weapon such as a gun is used or the victim suffers injury, the robbery may be charged as "armed" or "aggravated."
  • Drug Possession - to willfully possess illegal controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, "club drugs," and heroin. These laws also criminalize the possession of "precursor" chemicals used in drug cultivation and manufacturing, as well as certain accessories related to drug use. However, what constitutes drug possession can vary according to the type of drug, the amount, and the geographic area where the offense took place.
  • Sexual Assault - various actions that involve behavior or contact toward another person without their consent.
  • Use of drugs - any scope of use of illegal drugs: heroin use, cocaine use, tobacco use. Drug misuse is used to distinguish improper or unhealthy use from use of a medication as prescribed or alcohol in moderation.
  • Shoplifting - the theft of merchandise from a store or place of business. Shoplifting is a type of larceny, which simply means taking the property of someone else without their permission, and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property taken.
  • Solicitation - he practice or act or an instance of soliciting especially : entreaty, importunity.
  • Embezzlement - a form of white-collar crime in which a person or entity misappropriates the assets entrusted to him or her. In this type of fraud, the embezzler attains the assets lawfully and has the right to possess them, but the assets are then used for unintended purposes.
  • Forgery - the crime of falsely making or copying a document in order to deceive people. : something that is falsely made or copied in order to deceive people : something that is forged.
  • Tax Evasion - a person or entity deliberately avoids paying a true tax liability. Those caught evading taxes are generally subject to criminal charges and substantial penalties. To willfully fail to pay taxes is a capital  offense.
  • Fraud - an intentionally deceptive action designed to provide the perpetrator with an unlawful gain or to deny a right to a victim. Types of fraud include tax fraud, credit card fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, and bankruptcy fraud.
  • Harassment - an act or instance of harassing; torment, vexation, or intimidation:
  • Trespassing - an unlawful act causing injury to the person, property, or rights of another, committed with force or violence, actual or implied.
  • Vandalism - the willful destruction or damaging of property in a manner that defaces, mars, or otherwise adds a physical blemish that diminishes the property's value.
  • Littering - knowingly depositing in any manner litter on any public or private property or in any public or private waters, without permission to do so. Litter is trash improperly placed so as to be a nuisance or health concern.
  • Identity Theft - the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person's private identifying information, usually for financial gain.
  • Indecent Exposure - Revealing one's genitals under circumstances likely to offend others
  • Treason - intentionally betraying one’s allegiance by levying war against the town or giving aid or comfort to its enemies. It’s the most serious offense one can commit against the town and is to be taken extremely seriously.

For The Good of The People!

Michael Raeves Executed For Reckless Driving

Michael Raeves, one of our elementary teachers, was pulled over Friday night after a stunt of speeding, and general reckless roadway behavior, endangering the innocent civilians of our town. Raeves was immediately pulled from his vehicle, and held within the center of Hanford Road. Raeves was executed by means of being hit by a speeding vehicle, where he died instantly. This was, For The Good of The People.

Meredith Jones Executed For Identity Theft

On Sunday evening, at 7:38PM, receptionist Meredith Jones publicly executed after being caught utilizing fake identification paperwork, belonging to her neighbor. Meredith was reported by her neighbor after weeklong suspicion, and immediately brought to justice. Jones had her face gruesomely carved off on site, where she bled out almost immediately. This had been, For The Good of The People.

What Defines Us?

We strive for perfection, is that so much to ask for? The bureaucratic, social-class structure of the old world is dead here.

Crime won, debt won, corruption won: but no more!
Our great town began with one law. One golden law, to differentiate. To set our own gold standard, if you will. An Eye For An Eye.

It's simple really: As a means to remove law from our Utopia: We ensured that no one in our beautiful town will ever break the law again.

For if they do, they will be executed for their decision, in the way that said law was broken.

It's a poetic, inciting truth that defines us.

When a man is found guilty of assault and/or battery, he is assaulted and brutally beaten to death publicly.
When a woman is found guilty of arson, she is burned to ash publicly.
When a couple is found guilty of drug abuse, they're forced to intake the measurable quantity of said drugs to the point of overdosing to death, publicly.

The fear that this extreme penalty invokes among us, is the basis for the reign of pure happiness our town now experiences.

Always remember: We are happy here. We are safe here.
In our town, there are no prisoners. There is no time-based penalty. Only the end of time for those that break the rules. It's that simple.

This basis resulted in the start of our prosper. The implementation of our envy-protocols further extenuated our system.

Through the removal of our social class system, by means of restricted property, business ownership, and especially, personal clothing and belongings, our golden age really began to shine.

With everyone wearing the same clothes, with the same-sized homes and the same general life-structure, it allowed our people to enjoy life without fear and envy.
We provide food rations, drink rations, gas rations and alternative power. We provide your means of survival and beyond that, your means of joyous endeavor. We provide sanctuary.

Our town is structurally gorgeous, colorful, and filled with release. Our plant life is exotic. Our mandatory town common shows are pure entertainment. Our healthcare is unmatched.

And above all else, your safety is guaranteed. The world around us is violent and cruel. It's anarchy. But here, we are always safe.

Our watchers are everywhere. Anywhere you shout, they will hear you. Anywhere you walk, they will see you. Anywhere you are, they are.

Always watching. Always keeping the peace. ALWAYS keeping us safe, happy and secure. Thank you to our great watchers.

Jonathan Mercer Executed For Merchandise Theft

On Thursday evening, at 8:55 PM, citizen Jonathan Mercer was publicly executed after being caught shoplifting. Mercer was spotted by Fry Corner Store Owner Gustavo Montgomery, and immediately reported to The Watchers. 23 minutes later, Mercer had his hands mutilated in front of Fry Corner Store. Mercer bled out, and was legally dead at 9:09 PM. This had been, For The Good of The People.

Selectman Vallenhart Executed For Tax Fraud

Selectman, father and accountant, Richard Vallenhart was caught evading his taxes by means of false claim. The Watchers received an anonymous tip from a co-worker of Richard's, and immediately took action. Former Selectman Vallenhart was executed publicly infront of town hall, by menas of facial removal.