Libertarian Film Wins Two Awards

From David McElroy:

I just wanted to let everyone know that, “We’re the Government — and You’re Not,” took the two top awards at the conclusion of the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival Saturday night. The judges selected the film as Best Short Film and also as Best Overall Film (which is in competition with all the films, including features). One of the features we were competing against in the second category had a $5 million production budget and several actors who I’d heard of, so it was nice to see that having a large budget didn’t mean everything to the judges. :-)

I hope to have more festivals to tell you about soon, along with a new web site.


I can’t wait until he gets his website finished.

Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.

  1. Wow! With “V For Vendetta”, “America: From Freedom to Fascism”, and now this film, 2006 is shaping up to be a great year for liberty!

  2. Robert – Atlas Shrugged will certainly add to this mix, as well.

  3. My favorite screenwriting teacher says all movies are about the journey from slavery to freedom (except the tragedies which go the other way). Usually, the slavery is self-imposed, but especially in sci-fi, there can be an element of externally imposed slavery.

    I find that if this element is missing, you probably have a forgettable movie.

    Think about it: Even in a Jim Carrey movie, like LIAR, LIAR, you have a guy who is a slave to his lies.

  4. I’d like to add Serenity, a personal favorite of mine to that list, a sci-fi western about a group of people who just want to live free of government control, who in the past fought for independence but lost, who expose an interplanetary government’s hypocrisy.

    But I really can’t wait to see this “We’re the Government and You’re Not” film. As soon as his website is up, I’ll definitely order a copy(and maybe a couple for my liberal friends).