“Remember” Movie

Captain Carl Onoway is an enforcer for a future totalitarian state, who takes memory blocking drugs so he won’t remember that HE is the one breaking kids free and reuniting them with their parents.

In the year 2050 we are recovering from a catastrophic economic disaster, and population implosion. We take memory blocking drugs to cope, trade our freedom for security, and have given the state control of all children at birth to ensure that they all become contributing members of society.

Captain Carl Onoway’s job is to protect children from adults who attempt to break free from society’s mould and reunite with their children. Following a traumatic incident Carl, receives a series of unusual messages that challenge him to remember his past, question his beliefs about families and lead him to play a double role that not even he himself suspects. What is a man to do when he finds himself on the right side of the laws of man, but on the wrong side of the truth?

FEATURE  ||  2012

Last year, during the 2012 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF), I had the opportunity to attend a pre-release screening of “Remember”.

“Remember” is a sci-fi/futuristic movie about a “society that has suffered from a great economic disaster. Following a traumatic incident, Carl receives a series of unusual messages that challenge him to remember his past, question his beliefs about families and lead him to play a double role that not even he himself suspects.”  People have “given the state control of all children at birth to ensure that they all become contributing members of society.”

When I viewed this movie in 2012, most of the visual effects were not there yet and the final music had not been finished.  However, even with things missing, it was still an entertaining movie with a strong family message.  Since that 2012 screening, “Remember” has released on DVD and was named Best International Narrative Feature at the San Diego Christian Film Festival.  It will also be at the SAICFF this February.  You can learn more at TheRememberMovie.com

– by Benjamin Owen / TNmemoirs.com