Profane Adventures in The Hell Mess

Originally written in 1997. Carroll Grabham returned to this dystopian world after 20 years of making films. In 2017, for the first time in an age, he found himself scratching around for a project as he took time away from his job as a lecturer in Creative Writing to care for his wife as she went through chemo.

The self-imposed quarantine offered the opportunity to revisit this story and update it from the perspective of the modern internet, the rise of social media. the utter shitshow of modern politics and the imposition of disruptive tech on society. It became a blunt statement on the direction we are going in, wrapped in a dystopian noir, wrapped in an adventure.

©2020 John Maxwell