We’re pleased to share with our readers a new clip from Christopher MacBride’s awesome THE CONSPIRACY, which shows Aaron picking up the threads of seemingly bonkers conspiracy theorist and documentary subject Terrance’s work, and realising that he may have been onto something; something that sparks an ominous and dark chain of events as they venture into the world of the mysterious and powerful Tarsus Club.
When two young filmmakers select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new work the task seems simple enough: Befriend him, gain his trust, and let the madness speak for itself. But things prove more complicated than that. Despite his street preaching their subject proves to be an articulate and intelligent man. One prone to seeing patterns others do not, yes, but hardly the expected lunatic. Listen long enough and his arguments even start to make an unnerving sort of sense. It’s enough to make them wonder if maybe, somehow, there’s some basis to what he’s saying.
And then he simply disappears. No word. No trace. Just gone.
While one of the filmmaking pair is prepared to walk away the other becomes obsessed. This shouldn’t be possible. People do not just disappear…unless someone wants them to. What if he was correct? What if he was on the verge of exposing some greater scheme? And what if he was taken? So begins an obsessive effort to reconstruct his work, an effort that points the duo to a high-powered retreat and networking organization for the political and business elite.
Inspired by real conspiracy theories and secret organisations, THE CONSPIRACY is more than just entertainment. It is a sharp, topical commentary of a world in which the most important question is not “What happened?” but “Who is telling us?”
You can catch THE CONSPIRACY at Grimmfest 2013 at the Dancehouse, Manchester on Saturday 5th October 2013 at 8pm.
The film will be available on DVD and digital download from 14th October 2013
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