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In the future even anonymity is for sale. For those whose lives have become a brand, now is the time to fight back.

'Using RFID tags, mobile phone triangulation, credit cards, internet cookies, consumer patterns, gait recognition and keystroke programmes, we are being watched and monitored 24/7 in all areas of our lives. A recent erosion of civil liberties has introduced further draconian measures, including on-the-spot DNA swabs, bio-data passports and the NIR. All collected information is indexed by the National Identity Register (UK) and NSA (US). The number alloted to you becomes the key to your whole life. And by “information sharing” what you tell one public servant could be passed to anyone. 

“Transformational Government” sounds nicer — until you understand what is being transformed is not government but its power over you. Any privacy laws, when you sign up to a scheme, which asks if you want your details shared with other companies, are circumnavigated as soon as the data-mining company sells on its information. Further expansions to the system include: ID Interrogation Centres for passports and ID cards, ePassports that help collect data about your travel, International eBorders Schemes that collect and exchange Passenger Name Record information with foreign countries, recording of all car journeys, using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), Entitlement Cards as part of, or linked to the ID scheme, logging use of public services, centralised medical records without privacy, biometrics and RFID in schools, fingerprinting children as young as 4 or 5, Contact Point a database collecting sensitive information on every child, fingerprinting in pubs and bars — landlords forced to monitor their patrons, a greatly expanded National DNA Database (NDNAD), new police powers to check identity, increasing Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks for employees and volunteers with businesses under pressure to verify the ID of staff and customers with the government. Yet none of the above helps with security issues. Criminal gangs set up fake-ID factories using printers bought at high street shops. There are currently hundred of thousands of fake IDs in circulation and a 1000 dollar printer can produce replicas of ID card and EU driving licenses. New laws coming in are not there to protect you, but to control you. And once our freedom is gone (on databases as records and DNA) it’s gone forever. 

Every system gets abused. If someone has your DNA the possibilities are endless. Especially if you take on the system. 

And then there's debt - an essential component of social control. Already, those on minimum wage are giving away half their earnings to leaders who bail out banks, live like kings and have little concern for an electorate when votes can be skewed. 

And if you don't manage to get yourself into debt (pretty impossible at the moment) the leaders of the day are on hand to do that for you. The more in debt a nation, the easier to control. When Governments are effectively the bank and when every financial decision they make impacts directly on the consumer, consumer becomes slave, with regular escape routes blocked: No longer will further education be available to all (first came the student loans, then the closing of colleges), no longer will the old and infirm be supported by the state (the Government can seize your home to pay for long-term or short-term care, irrespective of the fact you’ve paid them tax over a lifetime to cover your old age) and God forbid you choose to take on the State - you'll be hounded across continents, dispatched to solitary confinement, labelled in such a way that you are unable to access your former life. 

This is not the future, it is now. 

Perhaps it isn't too late for citizens to take back control - to remind all forms of Central Authority they were elected to serve the people and not the other way around. It can be as simple as staying out of debt and off the radar. This means no credit cards, loyalty cards and payday loans which keep consumers in a spiral of debt, and allow advertisers to data-mine information which they pass onto the Government leading to more social control. You may feel it's paranoia to use cash, swap travel cards, vary the type of search engine you use, carry an RSID wallet or burner phone and give false information to social networking sites (the CIA can access data from Google and Facebook. They even have start-ups that fund them), but it's the small things which count. You may feel if you never intend to commit a crime, why does it matter being watched? Answer: Laws are for ever changing and when you need to be criminalized, you will be. There'll be enough information from the life you (and they) know.

Be a citizen. Stay off the radar. Or when your time comes, there'll be no-one left to speak for you' - Nash Jones, signing off. August 2039.

This is why we're making the film.

DIVISION 19 is set in a future where the burgeoning need for social control has led to mass-criminalization. With jails overflowing, the Central Control have brought in a data-warehousing specialist who has turned the jails into online portals allowing citizens to monitor felons and vote on what they eat, wear, read, watch and when they fight.  

By far the most popular and downloaded felon is Hardin Jones - used 24/7 to sell everything from jeans to beans.

When Jones escapes, he wants just one thing: His anonymity. But a group of crypto-anarchists who have taken on the State need his influence to help their cause. Hardin isn't interested. He just wants off the radar. Until he finds out the architect of the prison complex is planning on rolling out Panopticon TV out to a whole new town. And the first resident of this new experiment town, will be Hardin's brother Nash.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Someone who gave Bruce Robinson advice before he launched into 'Withnail & I' told him above all else he needed luck. If you don't have luck, doesn't matter what you do, how much you prepare. You always need luck.

On our last film, I think we must have had luck. We shot for 21 days, sweltering heat, in 96 locations and with 200,000 dollars. Ben Barnes was the lead. He went on to play Prince Caspian which helped with sales. Not that his teen audience wanted to see him play a low-life Russian pick-pocket, but it was a selling point.

Now the budget is a little bigger and we've never shot in Detroit. But we know how to make much from little and part of the reason for Detroit is to save on art department and locations costs. A location in London can cost you $3000-5000. In Detroit maybe $0-$500. And it already looks apocalyptic in places. The empty streets, libraries, churches ... you'd never get that in London - real estate is worth too much and locations are run by companies who up the cost. But you can buy a house in Detroit for $1. So maybe this should be one of our kickstarter invcentives!!

Of course when shooting things can go wrong. But necessity is the mother of invention and the occasional magic that happens on screen can often never be planned. So you remain open to that. And sensible about the risks. Good insurance, equipment back up, a plan B and C for every scene.

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