THE FOUND FOOTAGE PHENOMENON
MONDAY 30TH AUGUST 2021 - 3.55 PM
Directors: Sarah Appleton, Phillip Escott.
With: André Øvredal, Patrick Brice, Ruggero Deodato, Eduardo Sánchez, Stephen Volk.
UK 2021. 93 mins.
WORLD PREMIERE - An incisive and informative documentary charting the origins of the Found Footage sub-genre from its roots in classic Universal horror, Orson Welles’ 1938 ‘War of the Worlds’ radio broadcast, PEEPING TOM, Mondo movies, DAVID HOLZMAN’S DIARY, SNUFF and CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST to its explosive fruition in MAN BITES DOG, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, THE LAST BROADCAST, REC, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, MEGAN IS MISSING, HATE CRIME, DIARY OF THE DEAD, HOST and beyond. Directors, producers and technicians discuss the Alternate Reality of POV Cinema and track it through continual media changes to the technique's current form and asks what the future holds.