The black son of a white mother had been on the fast track to riches
and fame in a computer company when a venture capitalist screwed him
and forced him out of the company. After years of travel, he returns
to New York. When he discovers that his mother was laid off without
benefits essentially for not sleeping with her boss, he gets an
idea. He puts up a surveillance camera, and tapes the boss screwing
his secretary on his office desk, after leading her to believe that
this was her path to a bonus.
He then places the film on the Internet. The idea works so
well that he decides it might be a good way to right a lot of social
wrongs. A female graduate student agrees, makes him the subject of
her thesis, and takes an active part in running the project,
suggesting a section where viewers can
upload their own similarly-themed videos.
The establishment, naturally, is less than
thrilled, and when one of the targets finally recognizes him, the
feds are on his tail.
Confess is a small budget film that works, for several reasons. It has a
unique idea, a tight script which won a screenplay award, and a very good cast (Eugene Byrd
won a breakout acting award from Method Fest). The plot points having to
do with computers are well researched and plausible, and the film
raises a myriad of interesting questions about corporate and
government morals in modern society and the use of technology
in political influence peddling.
The result is that it's a excellent small film, heartily
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