Mark Lund, executive producer, director and writer, is pleased to announce that Justice Is Mind will screen at VCON on October 5, 2013 at 8 PM. VCON, Vancouver’s premiere science fiction and fantasy convention, will mark both the first international and science fiction convention screening of Justice Is Mind. VCON is the fourth stop of Justice Is Mind’s North American screening tour.
“The fringe science presented in Justice Is Mind with its advanced MRI mind reading technology is front and center to the story and the legal issues our court systems are already facing in the present,” said Lund. “I’m excited to screen Justice Is Mind to VCON’s audiences of science fiction enthusiasts.”
Set in the near future where advanced MRI technology can read your memory, Justice Is Mind follows businessman and restaurant owner Henri Miller who has been afflicted with unexplained headaches since childhood. When he has the new FVMRI procedure and it reveals that he has allegedly shot and killed two people, the trial of the century begins in which Miller is faced with his own memory at trial. But all is not as it seems as a dark family secret, held by Henri’s minister father Joseph, reveals itself in the courtroom.
“As the director of programming for VCON 38 I was incredibly pleased when approached by Mark Lund about screening Justice is Mind at our event. As a 100% volunteer organized event we are always very excited when independent science fiction or fantasy film makers allow us to screen their movies,” said Jenni Merrifield, VCON Director of Programming. “This sense of excitement has only been heightened by the knowledge that, for Justice is Mind, not only are we are the first science-fiction convention to screen the movie but our screening will be its Canadian premiere.”
Lund adds,“With United States President Barrack [.] supporting brain research with a $100 million initiative, recent Supreme Court cases regarding landmark DNA and privacy issues along with a July article in The Atlantic magazine titled ‘Could the Government Get a Search Warrant for Your Thoughts’ Justice Is Mind is a well-timed dramatic feature film.”
Justice Is Mind (justiceismind.com), running time 155 minutes, stars Vernon Aldershoff (Henri Miller), Robin Ann Rapoport (Margaret Miller), Paul Lussier (John Darrow) and Kim Gordon (Constance Smith). Co-starring Richard Sewell (Joseph Miller), Michele Mortensen (Maria Miller), Carlyne Fournier (Dr. Eve Pullman), Dmitri Aldershoff (Gary Miller), Chara Gannett (Nancy Miller), Mary Wexler (Judge Wagner), Jesse Mangan (Brian Kovski) and Steven Scott (Police Detective).Justice Is Mind includes a cast of over 120 actors.
Producers and Crew
Executive Producer/Director/Writer, Mark Lund; Executive Producers Mary Wenninger, Stefan Knieling, Kim Merriam and Vernon Aldershoff; Producers Arnold Peter and Jessica Killam; Director of Photography, Jeremy Blaiklock; Editor, Jared Skolnick; Composer, Daniel Elek-Diamanta; Sound Mixer, Visionary Sound; Special Effects Supervisor, Adam Starr; Boom Operator, Brenda Higgins; Makeup/Hair Supervisor, Monique Mercogliano; Hair Stylist, Veronica Wenninger; Digital Imaging Technician, Tomek Doroz; Script Supervisor, Caitie Pitts; Assistant Director, Michael Madden and Sound Technician, Brian O’Rourke.
About VCON (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
The first VCON was held April 9-10, 1971 at the Hotel Georgia in Vancouver. The Guest of Honor was Ursula K. Le Guin. VCON 1 was sponsored by the University of British Columbia's Science Fiction Society, the BC Science Fiction Association (an offshoot of the UBC club that had just formed in 1970) and the Simon Fraser University Science Fiction Society (SF3). VCON is organized by the non-profit association West Coast Science Fiction Association (WCSFA). WCSFA and its predecessors have sponsored many fan events since 1971. VCON has also served as the home to Canvention, which annually distributes the Aurora Awards which are awarded for writing, art and activities in Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy.