A perfect society comes at a cost...


ABOUT

THE FILM

Set in a colorful, false-utopian smalltown: A young man and his father come to find the disturbing truth of what’s behind the curtain in the ideological community they thought they loved.

A Bit More Detail

For The Good of The People is a social-thriller film following the final hours leading to the corrupt downfall of a “perfect” utopia. In the story, we follow young Danny on his path leading back to the start: where his own father is being publicly sentenced to death in front of everyone they know and love.

Beyond this, For The Good of The People is a story about two enticing, compassionate characters discovering the untold darkness behind their oppressive, false-utopian community. It’s the story of Danny and his father uncovering the dark truth behind the curtain within this crime-free, “perfect society” they thought they knew.

For The Good of The People
For The Good of The People
For The Good of The People
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THE WORLD OF THE FILM

The town surrounding our story is what sets forth the intense events that change our characters. This offbeat town lives by a set of extreme and brutal laws. The most significant one being that anyone who commits a crime within the town, is sentenced to death in the way that said law was broken.

For example, if one were to steal, their hands would be cut off publicly as the town watches them bleed out. Or if one were to be caught driving recklessly, they would be ran over by car.

Beyond this “golden rule” – the town is all about aggressively-enforced equality, happiness, and control. The beauty of the town, the safety provided, the food supply, the hospitality; it all contributes to the false sense of security, paranoia and mysterious atmosphere that establishes this community.

This unsettling way of life is enforced by a group of militarized municipal servants called “Watchers.” These “soldiers” that observe your every move. There to keep you safe. Always and forever!

As we come to find out in the story, these Watchers have a lot of dark truth beneath the surface, and that’s what sets Sheriff James and Danny on their downward path. The film is a fast-paced, thriller piece following along with these two characters on their journey.

OUR MAIN CHARACTERS


Danny

A young man at the precipice of his adolescence, Danny struggles to maintain a balance of obedience and humanity, while experiencing first hand the trauma of lawful corruption- evoking a moral indecisiveness within himself. He’s also the son of Sheriff James.

Sheriff James

A loving father as well as a standing achievement of righteousness and empathy, Sheriff James really embodies the notions of justice. He, like his son, has a need to do “what’s right,” but he knows that’s not always as simple as it sounds. He’s the father of Danny.

THE THEME

This film is about bringing forth the question of "what's right?" The choice between blind faith, family, morality, loyalty and how it all intertwines.

Who's right when you find out everything you believe in is wrong?

THE ONE TO FEAR

MAYOR AL

Our town’s great leader! Mayor Al leads the people, with his misleadingly bright, manipulative and vivacious words. His strong, morally-skewed perspective has set forth his powerful ideology. The people believe in Al, for all he’s done for the town in this “utopia.” But as we come to find out, Mayor Al’s words move with the wind.. and there’s dark truth that hides beneath..

DANNY'S CLOSEST FRIEND

HARRISON

Harrison is a breath of fresh air in this seemingly unfamilliar world. He is Danny’s friend and he is our window to normal. Harrison is funny, charming, loyal and an overall decent young man. His role in the inciting incident of our story is immensely significant. Without Harrison, the changing tides never would’ve come.

THE MYSTERIOUS

FRIEND

Who is the girl? What role does she play? None of this matters, but we do know it must be significant. She is seemingly our voice of reason.. Our person of empathy that’s learning of Danny’s shocking experience through his perspective as we do ourselves. The mysterious friend’s calming, supportive presence confuses us, but eventually all makes clarifyingly disturbing sense..

BUT FOLKS

THE SHOW IS FAR FROM OVER

This short film is just the beginning of “For The Good of The People” – This story was always eventually going to become a long-form tale, and now it the time!

LEARN MORE

WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE