Set in Harlem in 2004, “Some Of Us Refuse” is a film about Tristram Washington’s life and refusal to care about repaying the banking corporations that put trust and faith in him.
Production title: “Some Of Us Refuse”
Writer/Producer: Hugo Lunny
Format: Feature film
Synopsis: Tristram Washington, a young and ambitious entrepreneur, always dreamt of making it big. He spends his days pitching his business ideas to potential investors, hoping for a big break. His fortunes change, however, when he receives approval after approval for every credit application he submits, he suddenly finds himself with over $100,000 at his disposal.
With his newfound “wealth,” Tristram indulges in a lavish lifestyle; buying expensive clothes, dining at fancy restaurants, and traveling in style. But when his girlfriend ends their relationship Tristram’s world comes crashing down. Heartbroken and alone, he declines and begins to spend recklessly.
Before long, Tristram’s debts are maxed out. As the prospect of his creditors begins to close in, Tristram decides to take drastic measures to escape. He takes out a life insurance policy and books a one-way ticket to a foreign country that neighbours where he wishes to live. He uses only cash he’s withdrawn from his credit cards to avoid leaving a paper trail.
Logline: An aspiring Harlem entrepreneur experiences a sudden windfall of credit and spends recklessly after a heart-wrenching break-up, but refuses to repay his maxed out debts.
Tagline: Not everyone chooses to honour their debts.
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