Question by Christian F: I need feedback on my “mockumentary” movie idea?
So I wrote this movie idea really quick but the idea has been stirring in my mind for a little bit. Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated.
“What Happened to the Addicts” A moving documentary of how society was destroyed by self indulgence and built back again.
This documentary takes place in 1993. In the early years of the ’90s a prescription drug company was working on a new painkiller with a bizarre combination of 13 prescription drugs, it was popular and known as the “ultimate high”, symptoms are disorientation, strong aggression, loss of sight and more long term symptoms such as loss of all senses, paralyzation and severe internal bleeding resulting in fatalities. This mix proves very highly addicting, it started small and turned into a huge self induced epidemic across the southern states. The “Super stoners” as they are called pursue in very violent and destructive acts until they are arrested or killed. Scientists claim that once they show signs of blindness and disorientation they are already dead but others think that a treatment still exists other then rehab which failed miserably. Authorities started inhumanely killing the super stoners after the first assumption that they might be taking the drugs which started a global uproar, the movie then skips to 2 years later when drug dealers are selling these drugs for a very cheap price as the drugs are 75% organic claiming they will give you super-human abilities, meanwhile 8 of the 13 drugs are deamed illegal in virtually every country yet 40% of humans are already very very
addicted and turned the world into a wasteland of druggies, production is at a stand-still because
69% of the Chinese are addicted and everything is being destroyed by the addicts. The government
has set up consentration camp tightly guarded, you loose all your belongings, quarantined and once
you enter you can’t leave. After 10 more years population is estimated at 40,000 of people in the
dying concentration camps in which everyone is starving. Sergeant Forsythe, commander and chief at this point sent a radio frequency to all camps to go to London and re-populate and prosper again
in this great land, measures are taken to extinct the plants that started all this and in 4 more
years London is restored as well as some settlements in North America, later it is decovered that
the drug wasn’t existent in South Africa and they have been growing largely and prospering.
This will be in the same third person perspective with narrative like what you would see in a
documentary with mocumentary news coverage and movie type third person shots of the event
Sorry for the structure of the paragraph, I have no clue why it spaced it out like that.
So Matt, Something similar to District 9 would work well with this story?
Answer by Johnny M.
Sounds pretty cool. I’d watch this.
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