Hot Sects (working title) is a satirical thriller about the crisis of identity among young men and their ability to retreat into privilege and violence.
Josef, a nihilistic internet troll, will stop at nothing to feel nothing. In his latest online prank he starts a cult so that he can tell his flock, once they’ve done all the drugs, had all the sex, and come within inches of human sacrifice, that it was all a meaningless joke. Subscribers obsessively watch the cult’s progress online but are unable to keep track of what is a joke and what is not. When Josef falls in love with a new recruit the cult slips out of his hands and the joke becomes real. As Josef scrambles to regain control the cult, they set off on a war path through ghost towns ravaged by resource extraction, and enormous forest fires.
Hot Sects is the conclusion to a series of films that started with Crusade in 2015. Writing is in development.