A GROWING CITY is a near-future dystopian sci-fi. There are several ways you can create a dystopia. Classically, in film, most of them are done through some technological error: BLADE RUNNER, the Earth is polluted and so only those too sick to travel are still here; METROPOLIS (Fritz Lang), the society is stuck in a rigid class structure of haves Vs. Have-nots.
There’s also the War Gone Wrong scenario: TERMINATOR, we created an artificial intelligence that attacked us before we knew what was happening; THE MATRIX, we created an artificial intelligence that started wanting rights that we didn’t want to give them (Of course, THE MATRIX takes place a few hundred years into the future, so it’s not a near-future, but the concept still applies.).
In A GROWING CITY I use economics, which, in my opinion, is much closer to a believable reality than the other scenarios mentioned above. During our TBA kickstarter campaign I’m going to try and get interviews with a couple financial experts to discuss the plausibility of a near-total global economic collapse.
Now, I’m not a psychic, nor am I a doomsday prophet saying these things are going to happen. In fact, I sincerely hope they don’t. I don’t really want to live in a dystopia. As I said in a previous post, I just want to start a conversation, get us thinking and maybe keep that kind of thing from happening.