In the Corporate Republic of utopiA, the Board of a group of conglomerates rules with an iron fist, dictating profit above all else. Gradually their paranoia extends to destroy all of society, eliminating the citizens and leaving only the Board conglomerates, and the “forces” (control, policy, and armed) who protect the Board. When suspicions arise of a new underground of ex-agents and a mole within the Board’s structure, a new battle is begun. Earlier, during the war when the Board seized power, many agents were implanted with a chip for mind control and recording events. The Board now suspects the mole comes from one of the remaining 8 agents with implanted chips.
Rather than eliminate them directly, the Board decides to pit them against each other through a series of bogus missions. These missions put Agent Agitate (Jim Toepper, The Essentials) and Ambassador Barre (Mark Byrne, Small Fish Small Pond) from Control, Agent Adhere (Donna Byrne, Out There) from Policy, and a Colonel (Paul Horning, Forbidden Room) from Armed Forces in line to question potential “witnesses” including Implicit (Lana Wood, Diamonds are Forever) and The Seer (Conrad Brooks, Taste of Desperation). The Board figures blurred lines and divided loyalties eventually unearth the spy; and even if not, the 8 with the chip are still eliminated, believing that alone will quell rebellion. But misreading the people’s unending quest for freedom may prove the Board’s greatest flaw.
Also featuring Julia Morrissey, Marvin Kennedy, John Paul Andrews, Courtney McRae, Bill Olt, Liza Hoang, and Jim Lynch
Subconscious Reality. an apocalyptic sci-fi. all is not right in utopiA.
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Promotional Trailers. We created two promos while the shooting continued across 9 different mid-atlantic locations. The promos won the 2016 Amazicon Short Film Contest! See these award winning SR promos below:
Winner – 2nd (Indie Gathering) and 3rd place (Horror Hotel) awards! Plus Official Selection at the 2017 Scares That Care Film Festival and APP’s West VA Debut as part of the Punk Rock Flea Market Film Room in Shepherdstown WV in 2018. Around 2020, the film was remastered and shortened by about 5 minutes, with the giallo style death sequence recut. This version replaced the original and had its only screening July 10, 2022 at the Waynesboro Theatre, Waynesboro PA on a twin bill with Plan 9.
© 2016 Absurd Productions Pictures