Marketing planet Earth one project at a time.


“This short film really would make a terrific full-length movie. The plot idea is brilliant and original and would make a darn fine film.”

 “First World, is a breath of fresh air, especially when most movies these days reveal the beginning, middle and end, all in their trailer.”

“…it received by far the most positive response of all the indie work at the convention.”


It is the year 2020 and the Chinese government has announced its first manned mission to the Moon in twenty four hours—four years ahead of schedule. Within moments of this news, a secretly built second generation space shuttle launches from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio enroute to Cape Canaveral in Florida initiating the unraveling of a worldwide cover-up that began when Apollo 11 discovered a domed installation on the Moon in 1969.

On the occurrence of these events, Cedric Yonah, the 35- year-old leader of the mysterious Synedrion Council, calls a meeting to ascertain the motives of the Chinese and Americans. With an imperative to gain intelligence, he sends two of his people to Cape Canaveral for an inspection of the S.S. Constitution space shuttle and orders the rest to meet with various government officials, while privately warning his close friend Elisabeth Seward, “this can’t be another Apollo.” As Cedric prepares to exit the Synedrion Council chambers, a voice instructs him to inform leaders of faith that he is “the common maternal ancestor.”

With this carefully orchestrated cover-up unraveling at lightning speed, Prime Minister Allison Colby issues the code word Argonaut 2 for “imminent threat” to planetary security. Established by President Richard Nixon at the end of manned missions to the Moon in 1972, the code immediately orders the heads of state of Russia, the United States and Great Britain to meet in secret.

As United States President Robert Anderson is enroute to Great Britain for his first briefing on the original classified mission of the Apollo space program, covert military forces led by General Reager of Space Command begin implementing orders that have been in place for the last forty five years – to stop any future manned missions to the Moon.

Returning from Great Britain, President Anderson realizes these covert operatives lie primarily in his own government; operatives that will launch a world war to protect Earth from the inhabitants of a distant world that have infiltrated our way of life.

When Cedric learns that the people he sent to Cape Canaveral have disappeared and an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council reveals that every military organization in the world has been compromised, he places the order for Exodus.

As government and business leaders begin to disappear off the planet, leaders of faith gather at the Vatican to assess the impact Apollo will have on six billion people, while President Anderson risks a confrontation in his own military by ordering the shuttle grounded and the arrest of as many insurgents as possible.

It is through the eyes of Elisabeth Seward, the Secretary of State, that we gain insight into the coming of a new world order. With her origins dating back to the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln and Cedric representing the genetic line of apostolic succession, the distant past will soon collide with the present as leaders of faith, governments and militaries race to reveal that mankind has never been alone.




In addition to the official trailer at this link, enthusiastic sci-fi fans made a fan trailer of First World a couple of years ago. The action and dialogue are from the feature film script and use well known sci-fi/action films interlaced with the original short film for a very engaging presentation of the project. To watch the fan trailer click this link.

Project Status

First World is a 125 page science fiction action adventure screenplay that is available as an independent production through Mark Lund (

As an independent production, First World was produced as a short film in 2007 to generate interest in the project If produced in Massachusetts, the production would qualify under the Massachusetts Tax Incentive of 25% payroll and production credits.

First World © Mark Ashton Lund #TXul-345-31


52 responses

  1. Pingback: First World: Covenant Published « The Ashton Times

  2. Pingback: A Federal Production « The Ashton Times

  3. Pingback: Justice In Sturbridge | The Ashton Times

  4. Pingback: United States Justice | The Ashton Times

  5. Pingback: A New World | The Ashton Times

  6. Pingback: Past to Present | The Ashton Times

  7. Pingback: Anniversary Week | The Ashton Times

  8. Pingback: The Interview | The Ashton Times

  9. Pingback: Family Affair | The Ashton Times

  10. Pingback: On Course | The Ashton Times

  11. Pingback: International Market | The Ashton Times

  12. Pingback: International Premiere | The Ashton Times

  13. Pingback: The Crowd | The Ashton Times

  14. Pingback: Story First | The Ashton Times

  15. Pingback: A Mindset | The Ashton Times

  16. Pingback: Congressional Hearings | The Ashton Times

  17. Pingback: The Senate | The Ashton Times

  18. Pingback: Central Intelligence | The Ashton Times

  19. Pingback: Market Minded | The Ashton Times

  20. Pingback: The Justice Bundle | The Ashton Times

  21. Pingback: The Ashton Slate | The Ashton Times

  22. Pingback: Two Decades | The Ashton Times

  23. Pingback: The Inspiration | The Ashton Times

  24. Pingback: The Agenda | The Ashton Times

  25. Pingback: In Partnership | The Ashton Times

  26. Pingback: Justice Returns | The Ashton Times

  27. Pingback: National Security | The Ashton Times

  28. Pingback: First Story | The Ashton Times

  29. Pingback: The Summer | The Ashton Times

  30. Pingback: Real World | The Ashton Times

  31. Pingback: Plot Point | The Ashton Times

  32. Pingback: The Markets | The Ashton Times

  33. Pingback: First Audience | The Ashton Times

  34. Pingback: Launch Plan | The Ashton Times

  35. Pingback: The Submission | The Ashton Times

  36. Pingback: The Mission | The Ashton Times

  37. Pingback: America’s Flagship | The Ashton Times

  38. Pingback: The Screenplay | The Ashton Times

  39. Pingback: Third Act | The Ashton Times

  40. Pingback: The Proof | The Ashton Times

  41. Pingback: United Kingdom | The Ashton Times

  42. Pingback: New Territories | The Ashton Times

  43. Pingback: New Season | The Ashton Times

  44. Pingback: Air Supremacy | The Ashton Times

  45. Pingback: Rocket Science | The Ashton Times

  46. Pingback: Next Act | The Ashton Times

  47. Pingback: In Reflection | The Ashton Times

  48. Pingback: The Field | The Ashton Times

  49. Pingback: First Casting | The Ashton Times

  50. Pingback: First History | The Ashton Times

  51. Pingback: A Giant Leap | The Ashton Times

  52. Pingback: When Worlds Collide | The Ashton Times

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s