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Writers:
Stefan Avalos (writer) &
Lance Weiler (writer)
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Release Date:
23 October 1998 (USA) See more »
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What actually happened that night in the woods? See more »
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Loses it's way towards the end See more (156 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Thanks
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 »
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Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #27.32" (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Little SadieSee more »

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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Loses it's way towards the end, 27 July 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

In 1995 a group of presenters for the cable TV show `fact or fiction' travelled into the woods to search for the Jersey Devil. When they are killed, one of the group, Jim Suerd, is convicted for the murder. Years later a documentary maker receives video tape not included in the trial and sets out to find what really happened.

I don't care which film was made first and I don't care if `last broadcast' and `Blair witch' are similar or not. All I care about is if the film itself is any good. The set up is good – a documentary that is put together in the style of many documentaries you might see on channel 5 etc and it is easy to get taken away by it (if not taken in!). it feels like it's building to something and it's reasonably compelling. However this drive loses it's way as the film tries to make comments about the subjectivity of the media and it detracts from what happened on that night.

This is a shame because the documentary style was well put together and believable. But the twist is silly (I think) and the final half hour could have been scary instead of trying to be a comment on the media. The acting is good if basic – it is just like they're playing themselves – but all the documentary contributors are totally believable.

Overall it held my attention and is well made considering the budget. The idea is clever but I was let down by the lack of thrills or scares and the fact that the final 30 minutes is just one big let down as the focus is lost.

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