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A great take on televised mystery 'documentaries' with a terrible ending. See more (157 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
David Beard ... David Leigh, The Filmmaker
Jim Seward ... Jim Suerd - The Accused
Stefan Avalos ... Steven Avkast - 'Fact or Fiction' Host
Lance Weiler ... Locus Wheeler - 'Fact or Fiction' Host
Rein Clabbers ... Rein Clackin, Paranormal Sound Man
Michele Pulaski ... Michelle Monarch - Data Retrieval Expert
Tom Brunt ... Tom Branski - Technical Director of 'Fact or Fiction'
Mark Rublee ... Clair Deforest - Editor for the Prosecution
A.D. Roso ... Anthony Rosi - Lead Investigator of Murders
Dale Worstall ... Dr. Dale Orstall, Jim's Child Psychologist
Vann K. Weller ... Dr. Vann Waller - Forensic Pathologist
Sam Wells ... Sam Woods - Television Soap Director
Jay MacDonald ... Jay McDowell, Web Designer
Faith Weiler ... Joyce Dryer, Jim's Landlady

Marianne Connor ... Mary Brenner, TV Reporter
Robert Weiler ... Barry Williams - Editor of The Baroake County Record
Jennifer Nasal ... 911 operator (voice)
Brett Nielsen ... Man Struck by Lightning Three Times

Holly Madison ... Miss Lady Bright Eyes
Jeremy Coleman ... Ray - 'Fact or Fiction' Cameraman
Todd Weiler ... Ricky - "Fact or Fiction" Cameraman
Chadd Ritenbaugh ... Man with Guitar

Directed by
Stefan Avalos 
Lance Weiler 
Writing credits
Stefan Avalos (writer) &
Lance Weiler (writer)

Produced by
Stefan Avalos .... producer
Lance Weiler .... producer
Original Music by
Stefan Avalos 
A.D. Roso 
Cinematography by
Lance Weiler 
Film Editing by
Stefan Avalos 
Sound Department
Rein Clabbers .... studio sound engineer
A.D. Roso .... adr recordist (as Anthony Roso)
Visual Effects by
Mark Rublee .... modeler
Camera and Electrical Department
John Carpitella .... additional camera operator: Fact or Fiction crew
Jeremy Coleman .... camera operator: Fact or Fiction crew
Jennifer Nasal .... additional photographer: Pine Barrens
Todd Weiler .... camera operator: Fact or Fiction crew
Other crew
Holly Madison .... technical engineer
Holly Madison .... technical liaison
L.M. Kit Carson .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Jersey Devil Project" - Japan (English title)
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86 min
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Dubbed the first "desktop feature film", it was the first film to be filmed, edited, and screened entirely digitally. No film was involved.See more »
David Leigh, The Filmmaker:At 10 PM, in what will be the last broadcast, Fact or Fiction goes live.See more »
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A great take on televised mystery 'documentaries' with a terrible ending., 15 December 2013
Author: AceTheMovieCritic from Canada

Let me start off by saying that if you went into this thinking it would be a Blair Witch project prequel, you are wrong. The concept is that this film is a documentary, although this would be a TV-grade 'mid afternoon' documentary, based around the murders of 3 crew members on a program called "Fact or Fiction" in the New Jersey pine barrens. It's meant to look like one of those cheap afternoon shows with guys 'hunting' for the lochness monster, or big foot, or even the Jersey Devil. One of those paranormal docs, or a murder investigation program they'd have on A&E or a channel like that. Something you'd find in the middle of the afternoon, when nothing else was on, and get kinda creeped out watching it. That was this films goal, and they captured that cheap quality PERFECTLY! Everything about this aspect works, and it works splendidly. And it's played totally straight. The people interviewed feel authentic, and the eerie monotonous narration works, cause this is what the guys narrating the tea-time documentaries would be doing. Go watch any of those 'true crime' type programs, and you will find this same style of narration.

It's this stab at the familiar that gives the film it's tone. First it presents it's alleged murderer, Jim Suerd, who is a strange and anti-social young man, who was the only survivor of the killings which ended the lives of the crew working on the fore-mentioned program. He's presented in a good, and creepy fashion. His mannerisms are awkward, and he claims to be a psychic, although we are also told that he is an amateur magician, and skilled in trickery. If the documentary was solely about him it would still feel creepy and interesting. BUT(!) When it begins to sway towards the supernatural, and the mystery of who the killer is begins to widen, tensions really begin to raise.

This film is brilliant on atmosphere, it really is. The tensions seem to constantly be rising, and everything seems to be building towards something...which makes it all the more aggravating that it had to have such a terrible ending. I won't spoil it for you, but I can just say that it totally butchers the mood set by the film, and is actually very jarring; as if it wasn't even part of the original project and just tacked on at the end.

For me, this film would have been near perfect, had it ended differently. It could have gone any direction with the several mysteries it established, as long as it kept with the tone and I'd have been fine. But instead they opted for this terrible completely off tone piece of--well like I said I won't spoil it. I'd say give it a watch, but the wasted potential makes for a bitter viewing. It actually made me mad that I liked the film leading up to the end, because it butchers it that immensely.

~6 out of 10~ For it's great capturing of a sub-genre, but loses a lot of points because of that ending. That F*****g ending..

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