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Freeworld    A Poli- Sci-Fi Short Film by Flick Harrison
16mm - colour - 25:30 - English
 

DAVID ORCHARD
was the inspiration for FREEWORLD.  He is a tireless crusader against globalization and the Americanisation of Canada.  I read his book while researching a documentary about NAFTA and have since had the good fortune to work with him on a promotional video for his 1998 Federal PC Party Leadership campaign.

MANDEE LABELLE is a good friend of mine from Brookfield High School and 742 Air Cadet Squadron way back in the day.  She has since spent several years as one of the Canadian Forces' first female weapons technicians, and is currently studying Psychology at McGill.  There is a lot of Mandee in the character of Hiroko Doko.

WRITTEN THESIS, Includes a budget, original (perhaps geeky) shooting script, my thoughts on the production, and artistic analysis of the film (Word Document).  FREEWORLD was created as a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) thesis at the University of British Columbia.

FREEWORLD has also been heavily influenced by the work of Michael Moore (though I wrote it before Canadian Bacon came out), Noam Chomsky (especially the idea that America has only two enemies: 1. The world and 2. The domestic population), Pierre Berton, George Orwell, Douglas Adams, Robert A Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, John Brunner, Woody Allen (especially Sleeper),  Maude Barlow, and by such thingies as the Role-Playing Game "Paranoia" and the series Red Dwarf, the Goodies, Dr Who, and so on.

BACKGROUNDAMERICA!RESISTANCE!THE ROBOTXX SECRET POLICEYOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!Doko's Conscription WarningFlick's Academic WarningMusic by LANDSCAPE BODY MACHINESCREENINGSCREDITS THE SERIESOMNI SHORT FILMS DISTRIBUTION