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Q Guy

A West Texan veteran, caught up in the QAnon movement via his Evangelical pastor, leaves his final manifesto. As he is holed up against the FBI coming to arrest him, he questions whether he is a patriot, a traitor, or a puppet... and what price he has paid for his allegiance.

  • Tess McCarthy
    Commercial Director
  • Bart McCarthy
    Lincoln Play, Dick and Jane and Murder, Satan Speaks, Wet River Incident, etc.
  • Richard J Dubin
  • Bart McCarthy
    Key Cast
    "Duke Riley"
    NCIS, Sons of Anarchy, Silicone Valley, Shameless, Get Shorty, The SprongeBob Squarepants Movie, etc.
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  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Digital raw
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Director Biography - Tess McCarthy

First-time filmmaker Tess McCarthy is a young director based in Los Angeles. The daughter of an actor and a drama teacher, Tess grew up performing, both on screen and stage. Today, she uses her directing chops in her career in advertising and commercial directing. Don't fast forward through the commercials--you may see her work! She is a graduate of Stanford University.

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Director Statement

Filmmakers answer questions. Is love enough? What is the true meaning of family? Are humans ever born evil?

In Q Guy, I seek the answer to a question that has become surprisingly relevant to modern American history. How could anyone believe that alien blood-drinking lizard-people have infiltrated the ruling class?

What would have sounded like a joke a decade ago has become legitimate belief for 12 million Americans following QAnon. To understand the 12 million, we start with one. What life path could lead an earnest veteran trying his best to place his trust in such a belief system?

Through story, sometimes the outrageous can make sense.