The Deep State? The Illuminati? Do they actually exist? Just merely speculating about it on a movie review site, probably put my loved ones and me on their hit list. What if they did exist? How high up the food chain is their reach? Pretty damn high according to Joseph F. Alexandre’s The Early Inauguration.
The short film opens in a not-so-distant, fictional future, just two weeks from the inauguration of the United States’ first Jewish president, Michael Liebman (Michael Albala). While attending a DNC dinner on his behalf, the president-elect is shuffled off to an important high-security meeting about a nuclear threat in Pakistan.
“The two strongly encourage the president-elect to play ball, sit back, and they’ll do the rest…or else.”
When the briefing with NSA advisors Joseph Tucciarone (Joseph F. Alexandre) and John Dulles (Jonas Ball) begins, things are not as they seem. The two quickly reveal that they are, in fact, from an organization that pulls the strings. The two lay out how far back in history their influence has been felt and the extent of their control over past presidents. Think about it. How did the message of “Hope and Change” disappear into silence so quickly from the zeitgeist? The two then strongly encourage the president-elect to play ball, sit back, and they’ll do the rest…or else. Assassination, blackmail, Congress…the next four years can be easy or hard for our new president.
The Early Inauguration is a low-budget, indie, political thriller. Set in a single room with our three main characters having a conversation, though the film’s real star is the story. Alexandre’s script captures a mere glimpse of the Deep State in a way in which one would be hard-pressed to deny its plausibility.
"…...the two lay out how far back in history their influence has been felt..."