Commoner is a full length script waiting to see what it will be...

 

Commoner takes place in the Pacific Northwest, now a sovereign nation where technology and a focus on social good have created an egalitarian society. Marea is a young and undocumented Latinx artist and self-taught software engineer from the USA who crosses into this new country to leave a broken relationship with new baby in tow. Marea joins the elusive engineers who shape Cascadia's central platform, the backbone of a vigorous and transparent social democracy.  USA sanctions escalate, and citizens crossing borders are subjected to criminal penalties. Marea lives in self-imposed exile, and must decide if she’ll take the risky journey back home.

Inspired by my own immigration journey and life-long interest in what genuine democracy could be, Commoner evolved from a desire to explore what we are willing to give up and what we get in return. Having lived most of my life in 2 very large countries this was an opportunity to imagine a smaller democratic scale, and a chance to render a story of a life less hurried, and the creative resilience of people living with an awareness of their role in the cycle of things.