In March of 2020, we witnessed a massive adjustment of time-honored moviemaking processes as we knew it, due to COVID-19.
We are still going through this pandemic. Armin Nasseri and I wanted to attempt a contactless production using existing technologies
that was safe for the actors. This is what birthed "The Central Authority". In times of great sorrow, there is still
a place and space for comedy. We hope that this horror comedy entertains and also spurs the public to think.
WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER & EDITOR
Kristin West and Armin Nasseri have collaborated on several successful projects including "Seeking Valentina", a
multi-award winning short film, "Horror Talk with Kristin West" the "Entertainment Tonight" for the horror
genre and "The Carting Call". You've seen West on shows such as "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"
and "Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack. Armin Nasseri has appeared in "Argo", "Nights in Rodanthe"
and several other projects. This is their first feature collaboration.
WILL SCREEN ONLINE: APRIL 25-MAY 1
THE CENTRAL AUTHORITY
In a dystopian future, a pandemic has caused the world-wide collapse of governments. A Central Authority has risen to maintain
law and order and control the supply chain of goods and services. Because most people are stuck at home, entertainment has
become a premium commodity. The Central Authority has created a channel for citizens to create their own content. In exchange
for doing this, citizens are compensated and given higher places in line for goods in short supply. Compensation is based
on ratings of each show. However, if you fail to meet The Central Authority's minimum guideline, The Central Authority cancels
your show--and your life.