Blockchain. The Dark Web. Ads with dystopian messages and tech-savvy street-level criminals.
In a society overridden with irresponsible technological innovation, the resulting chaos -- from Russian bots infecting political campaigns to massive identity hacks compromising our personal data sitting on servers in multinational corporations to sudden glitches that instantly vaporize life savings -- has thrust everyone into a constant state of damage control, juggling a host of problems that never existed before.
At the forefront of the battle is ANGIE DEE SINCLAIR, who's got a host of problems all her own, including a hopeless obsession with perfection that threatens her relationship with MIKE MCSWAIN, her freelance journalist soul mate. McSwain's hiring of a beautiful Russian translator, ALICIA MEMEAUX, doesn't make things easier, regardles of how much easier she makes his research into Russian mob links with American politicians. When McSwain is attacked and his work threatened, the strain falls on Sinclair to hasten closure with her own case -- revealing a darker side to Memeaux's own history.
Is this real, or fiction?
A common question in the world of Tour de Film, the dual nature of each project -- and especially "Faction" -- always resonates because it involves the real world that we currently inhabit. Subcribers and participants can inhabit the same physical space as the characters, crossing over momentarily past the "Fourth Wall" that ordinarily separates the audience from a story. This can occur on multiple levels: at a live event venue, in an exchange on social media, or in the film itself when a subscriber appears or is seen from the character's perspective during the social media exchange.
In the end, participants will be left with the personal memory of an exciting rendezvous with adventure, which they can show their friends and family through the film.