In 1950, the residents of a small desert town in southern New Mexico voted to rename themselves after the game show, Truth or Consequences. Like so many towns where work is scarce and prospects scarcer, they poured their dreams and fears into the prosperity that might come. Nearly seventy years later, the same hopes and frustrations are playing out as Spaceport America, the world’s first commercial spaceport, is built just outside of town.
Combining observational footage with experimental photogrammetry animations, the documentary follows five people over three years as they navigate what the hope for economic prosperity actually looks like.
Currently in post-production. Generously supported by NYSCA, the Jerome Foundation, the Puffin Foundation and the 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.