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It's 2052 in a time of drought. HILLCORP controls regional water supplies and have stopped releasing water to the Flatlanders below, leaving them in a dire situation. Will the children of HILLCORP risk their lives to help the Flatlanders? This is a difficult decision...since water theft is a capital crime.

  • Steve Anderson
    Lucky U Ranch, The Secret Lives of Teachers
  • TS Films Ensemble
    Tortolita Twelve, The Phoenix Lights, Midnight Man, The Dome
  • Steve Anderson
    Lucky U Ranch, The Secret Lives of Teachers
  • Sophia Duclo
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Petrocelli
    Key Cast
  • Alicia Zaetta
    Key Cast
  • America Perez
    Key Cast
  • Amanda Badegian
    Key Cast
  • Hannah Rose McNulty
    Key Cast
  • Erin Sommers
    Key Cast
  • Gabe Hacker
    Key Cast
  • Andreas Rice
    Key Cast
  • Colleen Magee-Uhlik
    Key Cast
  • Drew Dycus
    Key Cast
  • Abbi Down
    Key Cast
  • Harris Kendall
    Key Cast
    600 Miles, Lucky U Ranch
  • Brendan Murphy
    Key Cast
    Lucky U Ranch
  • Steve Sanderson
    Key Cast
    "Hillcorp CEO"
  • Rosie Zwaduk
    Key Cast
    "Warden's 1st Officer"
  • Hadley Cusson
    Key Cast
    "Tea Party Girl 1"
  • Amelia Kidd
    Key Cast
    "Tea Party Girl 2"
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    4k Digital, Sony F55
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Steve Anderson

Steve earned his MFA in Acting from the Professional Theatre Training Program at Brandeis University in 1991, where he received a full-tuition scholarship and teaching assistantship. As an actor, he has worked off-Broadway and in regional theatre with the likes of Obie Award-winner Ralph Lee & The Mettawee River Theatre Company, with whom he was honored to participate in the ticker tape parade for Nelson Mandela in 1990, and Emmy Award-winning television producer Burt Rosen in Los Angeles (Leonidik in My Poor Marat under the direction of Avner Garbi), a show he starred in and co-produced to raise funds for the Bosnian Relief Effort. He has also worked at theatres in Boston, including the Huntington Theatre Company, the New Rep, the Majestic, and the Boston Publick. While in Los Angeles, he was a member of the Blue Line Theatre Company and performed in noteworthy productions, including The Walker Women of Willow Grove, directed by Bonnie Pemberton, which won a DramaLogue Award, and Telethon at the Burbage Theatre.

Steve has been training actors for over 20 years, including guest artist stints at Clemson University, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, among others.

Steve's first feature, LUCKY U RANCH, is now being distributed by RANDOM MEDIA. He's currently in development on his second independent feature, JACKSON & DELILAH.

Steve was nominated twice and was a finalist for the Barry E. Wallace Citizenship Award at Filmstock Film Festival in Phoenix, AZ.

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Director Statement

FOR THE PEOPLE was created by the Teen Street Films Ensemble through brainstorming, improvisation, and sharing issues of concern to company members. It sprang from a single question: Can corporations be good stewards of our natural resources? I'm always incredibly impressed by the creativity of today's young artists and am proud to present FOR THE PEOPLE, a film about water rights. Congratulations to these young artists on creating a rich story, and a valuable one.