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Higher Purpose (2008)

| Short, Drama
The story of Eli Booth, who has just smothered the leader of his cult, the Higher Purpose Group.



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Cast overview:
Adam Booth
Elder Paul
Teri Carver
Dj Quaile ...
Brother Michael (as Dan Quaile)
Sister Denise (as Scarlet Salem)
Lauri Mueller ...
Cult member
Brother Jacob
Amity Carlson ...
Cult member
Parker Cagle-Smith ...
Police photographer
Connie Newville ...
Cult member
Donna Longson ...
Cult member
Margaret Feldman ...
Cult member
Steven Wothe ...
Cult member (as Steve Wothe)
Jayde Delano ...
Cult member


On March 15, 1996, 13 members of a cult known as the Higher Purpose Group were found dead, having engaged in a mass suicide. Many of the deceased had been poisoned, but seven had been smothered. Amidst the dead was found Adam Booth, 26, who was taken into custody by police and committed suicide in his jail cell later that day. During a police interview on the 15th, Booth revealed that he had actually left the group the day before but had felt compelled to return the following morning. Upon finding his congregation dead and dying, he said, he moved amongst the rows of bodies tending to those who were still alive. The poison had not been entirely effective in some cases, and Elder Paul, the leader of the group, was paralyzed, but still alive. It was then, he recalled, that he found his faith. That he realized that it was his duty to ease the passing of his patriarch. And so he smothered him with his coat, and waited for the police to arrive. We will perhaps never know why Adam did not ... Written by Andrew Gingerich

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suicide | cult | faith | See All (3) »


Short | Drama





Also Known As:

The Confirmation of Brother Adam  »

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$1,000 (estimated)

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(Black & White and Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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