Truth or Consequences is a speculative documentary about progress and what gets left in its wake. Set in an alternate present where some have left Earth to colonize other planets, it tells the story of those who stayed.
The film follows residents of the small desert town of Truth or Consequences, NM, as they persevere in finding meaning in what is, rather than what could be. Their stories open up echoes of New Mexico’s rich and complex history of frontiership - the first nuclear testing at White Sands, Geronimo, the town renaming itself after a 1950’s gameshow, Spaceport America, the ranchers, Ancestral Pueblo Peoples, Los Alamos, the Conquistadores. More at www.torcfilm.com.
Currently in post-production. Generously supported by NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, Camden/TFI Documentary Retreat presented by CNN Films, True/False & Catapult Rough Cut Retreat, Puffin Foundation and Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program (where you can make a tax deductible donation here).
Truth or Consequences is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
credit: director / dp / editor