Brody (Andrew Roth) is a cutting edge documentary filmmaker, a
filmmaker who always tries to push the envelope, even if that means he
sometimes crosses the boundaries from documentarist to agitator. He's
immensely successful professionally, but less so in private life, where he
pushes the woman who loves him (and whom he loves back in a quirky way),
his own assistant and muse Veronique (Emily Alatalo) away, even though she
does everything in his power to make things work, and he can't get over
the loss of his sister as well as a friend.
Nevertheless, the two of
them throw themselves into their next project together, where they keep
people in a room for 48 hours to randomly interrogate them and see what it
does to their psyches if they are forced to face their inner demons. The
first applicant (Jaclyn Sobie) breaks down during the session when she's
forced to confirm she's a prostitute, but somehow Brody and Veronique
manage to see the thing through to a touching happy ending.
applicant (Colin Paradine) who has lost a childhood friend and now thinks
it's his fault actually makes Brody let go of the past and finally propose
to Veronique - something that ends ... quite badly ... and from now on, Brody - who is by no means to blame
for the disaster his proposal has become - turns wicked towards his applicants, causing them to
hurt (Sean Szutka) or kill (Robin Barker) themselves or confronting them
with facts about themselves too big to swallow (Jenna Jade Rain).
seems to enjoy himself more and more in the role of the mighty controller
... until mysterious model Serena shows up to turn the tables on him ...
very interesting little flick that despite its subject matter wisely
enough does not go the mockumentary or the found footage route but
presents the audience with an original mixture of character piece, psycho
thriller, love story and even ghost story without ever losing itself in
its very eclectic assortments of genre elements, instead tells a stringent
story. Add to this an unexcited yet suspenseful directorial effort,
ambitious camerawork and very nice central performances and you've got
yourself a pretty good movie!