Justice Is Mind
Henri Miller is a successful restaurateur and family man living the quintessential American dream. On the eve of the opening of his third restaurant while showing his proud minister father, Joseph, around his farm, Henri finally succumbs to a medical history that has trailed him since childhood—unexplained headaches that have increased in pain and intensity over the years.
Raced to Worcester Hospital, his family braces for the worst when Henri seemingly recovers in the emergency room without any medical intervention. Revealed that he has been secretly seeing a neurologist, his wife Margaret demands that Dr. Pullman disclose the medical history. With all but one test remaining, Pullman convinces Henri to have the new FVMRI procedure – an MRI-like machine that will read Henri’s long-term memory in video form.
Although Henri’s relationship with Joseph and his mother Maria has been recently cordial, Henri doesn’t want to relive his past, a past that will reveal the hatred he had for his father and detest for religion that has plagued him since a childhood exorcism.
When the FVMRI procedure apparently reveals that Henri shot and killed two people running away from him on his farm, all worry of his relationship with his father takes a backseat when this memory video excerpt is sent to the District Attorney who reopens a previous investigation involving Henri – two missing contractors who were responsible for losing Henri over $250,000.
Faced with the memory of a crime Henri doesn’t remember, the first Superior Court trial in Massachusetts with evidence introduced from the defendant’s own mind is soon underway. When the memory evidence of Henri allegedly shooting these two contractors is shown to the world, Joseph immediately falls ill in the courtroom having witnessed that exact memory before…in 1944.
With time running out and Henri’s guilt of second degree murder all but assured, counsel, family and friends search two continents for answers. Kept from the public and in the hands of the government, justice will finally reveal that Henri’s last bastion of privacy – his mind – will answer to all crimes – those of the present and those of a past forged in hatred, guilt…and the genocide of those long past.
Justice is Mind: Location Partners, Sponsors and Production Support
Pizza Post, Oxford, MA
Draper Development, Albany, NY (owner and manager of Subway locations)
Four Winds Farm, North Oxford, MA
Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, MA
MRI Centers of New England, Haverhill, MA
Oxford Police Department, Oxford, MA
St. Roch Parish, Oxford, MA
Lake Sunapee Bank, Milford, NH
Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar, Milford, NH
Giorgio’s Ristorante & Martini Bar, Merrimack, NH
Townsend Rod & Gun Club, Townsend, MA
Oxford Fire/EMS, Oxford, MA
Classic Ride Limousine, Westminster, MA 01473
Vernon Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Farrar Auto Body, Oxford, MA
Justice Is Mind is a 120 page drama that was written by Mark Lund in 2010. A short film version, Evidence, was produced in 2011 and had its world theatrical premiere at The Strand Theatre in Clinton, MA on January 20, 2012 and its world online premiere on Constellation.TV on February 2, 2012. Evidence has had a total of seven screenings and was picked up for distribution by IndieFlix.
With funding secured from the production of Evidence, the feature film version of Justice Is Mind began principal photography on August 24, 2012 and wrapped on October 13, 2012. Now in post-production, Justice Is Mind is scheduled for release in 2013.