About the movie "The Hive Mind." Doug Trench is the last man on earth. Before humanity was assimilated by Hive Mind, he'd been heir to the kingdoms of Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Boortz and Beck. Now, running out of supplies in his undisclosed broadcast bunker, driven half-mad from isolation after twenty years, Trench fires up his radio show one last time to fight the Hive Mind with half his brain tied behind his back.
The final battle between individuality and collectivism begins...
"When our own President said we're too individualistic and need to think collectively, well, that's horrifying," said Ladd. "So naturally as a filmmaker I thought: scifi-horror film! Eco-friendly collectivist techno-zombies!"
Zombies created by a nanotech cell phone that merges with your brain. Dubbed the "I-Mind," the phone lets you Twitter telepathically, download movies straight to your brain, and keep your contacts forever. Britney, J-Lo, Pamela and Paris all love their I-Minds. But there's a sinister side-effect: loss of free will to the collective Hive consciousness. Everyone is either assimilated or killed in Hive's eco-efforts to reduce the population.
Hive Mind is the future of humanity. It is a collective consciousness born from implant-cell-phone-technology gone awry, comprised of every human being on earth from Britney Spears to John Kerry...
The lone hold-out is Doug Trench, conservative talk-show host and stevedore of freedom. He's lived in a bunker for twenty years, ever since humanity was consumed by the collective.
Hive Mind rules Earth with love. Eco-friendly and imminently progressive, Hive Mind is pollution free, boasting a completely carbon-free footprint. Hive Mind is poverty-free, war-free, and freedom-free. It brooks no dissent for it has no dissent.
It's described as a techno-collectivist horror film with a cast of billions
One of the stars of the movie is Julie Collins. Julie is a friend of mine who I met on Twitter. I was excited when I learned that Julie was selected to be in the movie and be cast as the title roll of Hive.
Julie was Born in Lincolnshire UK 19th December 1973. She was introduced to music through her parents. Julie says her "father was a drummer & footballer." As a child, Julie starred in many shows & appeared as an extra in television and film. In her teens and early twenties she auditioned for girl bands, film and television. In her own words "I was always out there!"
When she returned home. she auditioned to be a Red Coat (big gig in UK) 4000 people auditioned and only 30 selected. Julie was one of the 30 and loved it but it was "hard work." Julie also participated in many bands and wrote "This This World Around" this was the first song she wrote. After some small gigs in all girl bands, Julie knew she wanted to be a soloist. In 1991, Julie says she was discovered at a karaoke bar in Brighton by a man called Sir David Land (he discovered Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber & Sir Tim Rice,) he ran the Theatre Royal in Brighton and invited Julie to audition for Cinderella pantomime, and she got it! Unfortunately, Julie got ill and had to drop out. More auditions and more gigs led to Julie responding to an ad in NME looking for the next "Big Thing!" Needless to say Julie, was the next "Big Thing" and signed a five year deal in 1999! That same year, Julie's mother got cancer and she so wanted to share her dream with her, but she fought for 4 years with Julie by her side. Julie went to LA shot her video, on her Myspace page, and did some promotional gigs. Julie's first single was a Beatles cover "Something" (thanks to Olivia Harrison & Wesley Magoogan for producing it.) Julie was due to go on The Jay Leno Show and a tour was getting arranged but her mother took a turn for the worse and she returned home because to care for her mother. Julie's mother passed away from cancer and since 2006 Julie has been recording quietly from her bedroom and has had to battle depression and grief. Julie joined Twitter and met Ladd, the director of the "Hive" Julie says "he liked my songs, especially, Turn This World Around and Talk Dirty and he asked if they could be in his film The Hive Mind." Julie was very excited that her songs were to be featured in the film. Then Ladd asked if Julie would play the voice of Hive Mind!!! Julie adds "I am so elated and humbled to be so lucky and grateful to Ladd for seeing my potential!" Stay tuned to learn more about Julie Collins, UK dreamer who never gave up.... Ever! Read the interview tomorrow.
It's December 8, 2009 and I am Bullish on Sacramento!