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presents

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

A documentary about everyday American life in a desert town community.
Welcome to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.













“Hello There, We’ve Been Waiting For You!”













Synopsis

Welcome to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Originally known as Hot Springs, the town took its name (usually shortened to “TorC”) in 1950. Ralph Edwards, host of the celebrated Truth or Consequences radio quiz show, began his weekly broadcast one evening with these words: “I wish that some town in the United States liked and respected our show so much that it would like to change its name to Truth or Consequences.”

The reward for any city willing to do so was to become the site of the 10th-anniversary broadcast of the program, which would put it on the national map in a big way. Hot Springs won the honor. Although the program was canceled decades ago, for the next fifty years Edwards visited the town during the first weekend of May to commemorate the broadcast in an annual event called “Fiesta”.

This film explores the people who live in this small desert community, their environment, and the true ways of everyday American life.

Trailer

Crew

Sam Ostyn
Director – Writer – Producer
Christophe Légère
Producer
Olivier Smets
Cinematographer
Stijn De Meyer
Production Sound Mixer
Steven Vanhyfte
Editor
Elisbabeth Verwaest
Co-Producer
Pelle Craen
Copywriter
Bram Sebrechts
Publicist
James Christopher Wood
Colorist
Linus Ampe
Audio Mixer
PIXMIX STUDIOS
Post-production Facilities
Sam Ostyn
Post-production & Music Supervisor

 

Music by
Mountains

 










Laurel-Docville-2016










Screenings

Wed 04/05/2016
Leuven, BE
Tue 17/05/2016
Mechelen, BE
Thu 16/06/2016
Antwerp, BE
Thu 25/08/2016
Mechelen, BE
Sat 08/10/2016
Berchem, BE
Thu 23/03/2017
Mechelen, BE





























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