Exalt Films, and Movies From The Heart, are proud to present People v. The State of Illusion, a film by Austin Vickers. This feature length documentary/drama, directed by award winning Director Scott Cervine, is set in the notorious “Old Main Prison” of the New Mexico State Penitentiary, and tells the story of Aaron Roberts, a single father who is arrested and tried on manslaughter and assault charges following an incident that claims the life of a woman.

Dreams Coming True

I wanted to take a moment to thank you. If you are reading this it is because you took the time to see my movie People v. The State of Illusion, or read my book Stepping Up To A Life of Vision, Passion and Authentic Power, or attend one of my training programs or speaking […]

Scientific American Weighs In On People v. The State of Illusion:

Want to Change Your Life? This Movie Might Inspire You By Ingrid Wickelgren | March 23, 2012 | Share  Email  Print People V. The State of Illusion, a new docudrama from Samuel Goldwyn Films, is a mixture of fiction and brain science that, despite these awkward bedfellows, was compelling enough to keep me up late on a Friday night. Although most of […]


PEOPLE V. THE STATE OF ILLUSION The Power and Science of Imagination What are the patterns of my thinking and how are they limiting my life? What can science teach me about the power of imagination? How can I “perceive” challenges differently to create more success? What should my priorities be if I want to […]

The Filmmakers

DIRECTOR: SCOTT CERVINE Prior to discovering his destiny as a filmmaker, Scott Cervine traveled the globe as a comedian and magician, performing with such legends as Jim Carey, Dennis Miller and Jay Leno. By casting his magic into his movies, Scott has earned numerous awards, including the Mark Goodson video award and an American Film […]

Press Room

In The Press PRESS ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS‘people-v-the-state-of-illusion’/ BLOGS REGARDING THE MOVIE Downloads Press Kit Production Stills Movie Poster Trailer (web resolution) Trailer (HD) Directors Spot Heaven or Hell article Samuel Goldwyn logo Theater Presentation […]


THE SCIENCE OF IMAGINATION Good movies are based on the successful attempt to tell a story.  People v. The State of Illusion takes you further, by making you part of the story being told.  This film, by Austin Vickers, questions the very nature of reality, and through an examination of our perceptions, beliefs and imagination, makes you […]

People v. The State of Illusion Debuts At #1 Over The Weekend!

People v. The State of Illusion made its theatrical debut last weekend, and audiences flocked to its opening.  With big number all weekend, Harkins announced that the film was #1 at Camelview in Scottsdale, one of the top independent theaters in the country.  The film significantly outperformed Higher Ground, Senna, and The Guard also playing […]

People v. The State of Illusion: Good or Bad Movie?

Its funny, I just read a review of my movie from two guys that work for the same publication.  Both attended the same day and in the same theatre.  One really liked the movie and felt it was “thought-provoking” and “emotionally compelling” and the other thought the movie was really boring.  So who is right? […]

Movie Premiere Looking To Be A Sellout!

Momentum is building and the buzz is growing rapidly around the release of People v. The State of Illusion, set for September 9, 2011 at the Harkins Camelview Theatres in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Movie writer and producer, Austin Vickers, and Director Scott Cervine will be conducting a Q&A following the 7pm showing of the film.  An […]