Faced with a dying Earth, we reached for the planets beyond. We built a spaceport in the desert, and people left in search of new worlds. This is the story of the small town where they left from. This is the story of the people who stayed.

Truth or Consequences is a speculative documentary about four people finding a sense of belonging in the New Mexican desert. Based in documentary footage, the film takes place in a near future where people have left Earth to colonize new planets.

Set in the small desert town of Truth or Consequences, NM, the film tells the story of the people who stayed. Their journeys open echoes of New Mexico’s complex history of progress. Through observational footage, archival, and experimental animations, Truth or Consequences is a lyrical meditation on striving, memory, and finding what we’re looking for in the unlikeliest of places.

Currently in post-production. Generously supported by Tribeca All Access, NYSCAJerome Foundation, Camden / TFI Documentary Retreat, presented by CNN Films, True/False & Catapult Rough Cut Retreat, Puffin Foundation, Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program.

Truth or Consequences is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.