Break the code! Take back your mind!
Imagine that there are a collective of corporations that rely strictly on advertising to coax you into buying whatever product that they are selling to the point of mass disillusionment. Imagine that every single aspect of your purchasing options is controlled by a handful of people. Do you really believe that the shirt you are wearing or the food you are eating are based strictly on your deciding to wear that shirt or eat that plate of french fries?
Ed Stoppard stars as Misha Galkin, the only person on Earth who can see the hidden influence of the big conglomerates. The corporations have the power to control the human mind and cause the populace to do as they tell them (what to eat, to have certain desires, etc.) via QR codes. More disturbingly, there are non-human parasitic entities that feed on people’s minds. Misha takes advantage of his special sight and decides to reveal the truth and free the world.
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Branded is a dark and mind-bending journey into a surreal, dystopian society where megacorporations have unleashed a monstrous global conspiracy to get inside our minds and keep the population deluded, dependent, and passive. One man’s quest to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with the hidden forces that really control our world.
Written and directed by Jamie Bradshaw, and Aleksandr Dulerayn. Starring in this dystopian drama are Leelee Sobieski (The Glass House), Ed Stoppard (The Pianist), Jeffrey Tambor (Archer TV Series), and Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close; The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim).
The concept of Branded is very relevant. Think about it, corporations literally have a hand in many aspects of daily living, from the foods we eat to what is broadcast on television. By utilizing their massively financed influence–they are able to create a docile society where there isn’t a need to question the obvious. A very curious film concept.
Branded hits theaters September 7, 2012
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