A young female reporter has the brilliant idea to create a fake video report on everyday crime, ranging from fights between couples that end with murder, friendships that end up ruined forever, incest, rape, to even drugs and accidental deaths. She finds a friend who is obsessed with his camera and asks him to do the mockumentary for her voluntarily. He agrees and both start recruiting amateur actors, friends and people who like the idea playing in front of the camera.
The first couple of stories look very fake and weird, until the girl in the second story has a nervous breakdown and almost kills the other actor in the scene with a real knife - who plays her brother in the story and constantly rapes her- probably because she had personal issues with a similar subject.
For the third story the cameraman does the editing by himself and it looks like a short movie, something that the female reporter doesn't find amusing. For the fourth story she doesn't even want to be around, cause it deals with drugs and needles. By the time they are ready to shoot the fifth and final story, both are very tired and want to finish up as fast as possible.
The two girls who "act" in the fifth story, are friends in real life, who had an issue with an ex-boyfriend, and the beef between them is resurrected during the filming process. They totally forget that the camera is there, the "victim" keeps pushing as part of her acting, and the other girl loses her temper to a point that she can no longer control herself...
Originally edited as a 95 min. Found Footage version, that looked and felt eerie real, like a real documentary, unlike most found footage movies. It was truly unbearable to watch. We started shooting it in late 2003 and the first edit appeared in 2005. Some extra scenes were added for a final 72 min. version in 2006.
The movie was described as a gem by many viewers and people who work in the industry. It has a special power, it is very touching and unlike any other movie, it has a soul that can haunt you long after watching it.
Directed, written and produced by Filip Halo (Chalatsis)
Starring: Maira Savaidou, Filip Chalatsis (OFF SCREEN), Panagiotis Xanthopoulos, Electra Goniadou, Sofia Marmaridou, Nick Samaras, Stella Trokana
Language: Greek (with English Subtitles)