Freedom on Trial

Freedom on Trial: Part 1 of 3 (06:52)

Minimum wage laws can have unanticipated effects, as we learn when Philip—a typical small-town, small business owner—gets arrested for underpaying his teenage employee, Thomas.

Freedom on Trial: Part 2 of 3 (09:41)

Defense lawyers Holly and William take Philip’s case. District Attorney Sam inflates the case from one small business owner breaking a minimum wage law to the broader issue of income inequality. Will Philip be able to get a fair trial?

Freedom on Trial: Part 3 of 3 (09:46)

What the media’s now calling the “Income Inequality Trial” moves into its final days. Philip violated the minimum wage law, true, but did he really do anything wrong? Did he actually exacerbate income inequality? Or did he instead help a disadvantaged kid get his first job?

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Is Inequality a Problem? (01:52)

David Boaz challenges the notion that inequality—especially inequality of wealth—is a problem that needs to be fixed by government.

Is There a Gender Pay Gap? (01:41)

Vanessa Brown Calder says that income inequality isn’t as cut and dried as it appears, especially when it comes to the so-called “gender pay gap” between men and women’s earnings.

Cast

Cory Hart as "William"

Liz Tabish as "Holly"

Kenny Gardner as "Sam"

Ricky Catter as "Philip"

Drew Breedlove as "Tommy"

Credits

DIRECTED BY
John Papola
WRITER
Steve Krueger
PRODUCER
Teryn Fogel
PRODUCER
Dwight Fisher
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
John Papola
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Aaron Ross Powell
CONCEPT BY
Max Borders
STARRING
HOLLY DOBIS
Liz Tabish
WILLIAM SAMUELS
Cory Hart
SAM DARBY
Kenny Gardner
PHILIP CARVEL
Ricky Catter
THOMAS PURSELL
Drew Breedlove
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Andrew Barrera
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Bryan Blanton
EDITOR
Andrew Orsak
COSTUME DESIGNER
Laura Evans
CASTING DIRECTOR
Karen Hallford
LINE PRODUCER
Leah Weinberger
SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Nicholle Walton-Durban
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Robin Nations
CAST
CLAIRE
Lauren Bonetti
JUDGE
Camelia Raybon
MOTHER
Nicole Comer
JUROR #1
Regina Money
JUROR #2
Gidget Taylor
JUROR #3
Helen Ingham
JUROR #4
Johnny Horn
JUROR #5
BK McKee
JUROR #6
Robin Letourneau
JUROR #7
Steven Johns
JUROR #8
Joel Foxx
BALIFF
Joseph Fielding
COP #1
Ray Perez
COP #2
Michael David Alton
NEWS REPORTER
Ericka English
SENATOR
Mike Mercer
ECONOMIST
Rod Allen Hermansen
DATA SPECIALIST
Jake Bowman
ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Cassandra Castellannos
STENOGRAPHER
Kerry Harvey
CAMERAMAN
Warren R. Davis
GAFFER
Charlie Pearce
KEY GRIP
Nick Scimeca
GRIP PA
Alan Freytag
"A" CAMERA 1ST AC
David Atkins
"B" CAMERA OPERATOR
Andrew Orsak
"B" CAMERA 1ST AC
Canyon Darcy
DATA MANAGER
Frank Fleming
STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
Marshall Walker Lee
E.P.K.
Warren R. Davis
PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER
Oksana Smetyanuk
BOOM OPERATOR
Taylor Calk
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR
Tiffany Chung
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Alex Santos
Adam Ziskie
Page Jensen-Slattengren
Lyric Mandel
Matthew Price
CONSTRUCTION
Ryan McMichael
DEPARTMENT HEAD HAIR & MAKEUP
Erin Volkman
ADDITIONAL HAIR & MAKEUP
Mischa Fruge
WARDROBE ASSISTANT
Rachel Gilmore
POST PRODUCTION PRODUCER
Joshua Meyers
ASSISTANT EDITOR
Tiffany Chung
POST SOUND DESIGNER & MIXER
Eric Friend
CATERER
Chef Debbie Fleming
CATERING ASSISTANTS
Chef Kevin
Christine Caballero
Betty Currie
EXTRAS
Betty Currie
Jake Jecmenek
Susan Gayle Moore
William "Grady" Roe
Cheryl Stelzer
Bill E. Mixon
Steve Forrest
Cheryl Crabtree
Danna Laine Doremus
Shelley Kasper
Sandra Lorenz
Abbie Verzwyvelt
Matthew Morgan
Hannah Sanders
Taylor Farrell
Mary Cunningham
Bob Cunningham
Hudson Long
Martha Long
Steve Lange
Travis Elder
Michael Yuhl
Andy Barnham
John Ulrich
Patti Ulrich
Cheryl Stelzer
Geri Daulton
Kallie Johanson
Ann Jackson
Peytie Jackson
LIBERTARIANISM.ORG TEAM
Crystal Zhao
Robert Garber
Grant Babcock
Evan Banks
Anthony Comegna
Mark McDaniel
SPECIAL THANKS
City of Llano, TX
Lisa Versaci
Ellen Bartling
MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROSITY OF
Bill And Rebecca Dunn