Gilded

In his first semester of college, the son of a CEO must prove his strength of character on the night of his initiation into his father’s alma matter fraternity.

Director’s Statement

I liked the idea of taking a fraternity initiation and flipping it on its head. Having the pledge be in the position of power when deciding whether to punish an unknown boy takes a lot more will than being the one undergoing the punishing to be accepted into the fraternity. It makes you think what empowers someone to do this. It’s no longer wait your turn and put in the time. Now there’s intention. People can endure a lot of pain, but the makers of the film and I were more concerned with what makes someone capable of dealing it out.