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Channeling (2013)

A drama centered on people who seek validation by broadcasting their lives to as big an audience as possible.

Director:

Drew Thomas

Writer:

Drew Thomas (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Taylor Handley ... Wyatt Maddox
Kate French ... Tara
Skyler Day ... Ashleigh Maddox
Dominic DeVore ... Jonah Maddox
Ryan Walker
Landon Ashworth ... Max Bailey
Alex Solowitz ... Tanner
Christian Camargo
Josh Feldman Josh Feldman ... Dylan
Melissa Ordway ... Victoria
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernardo Badillo ... Worker
Kyle C. Beach Kyle C. Beach ... Club Goer
Linn Bjornland ... Mandy
Teri Bocko Teri Bocko ... Cute Diner Waitress
Stacey Danger ... Haley
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Storyline

In the near future, everything can be broadcast online. When you're vying for viewers and ratings how far will you go to beat the competition? Soldier Wyatt Maddox rushes home to his little brother's funeral, only to find his death was not as straight forward as the police would like. Taking it upon himself and with the help of Tara, his brother's online partner-in-crime, he slips in the eye-cam and sets out to solve the mystery. Little does he know how insidious the business really is. Written by Stephen Abell.

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In the UK the movie is known as "De@th on Live" See more »

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Channeling Drumstep
Written by Jared Selter
Performed by 'Purple Crush'
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Futuristic film that sadly isn't too far in the future anymore.
26 August 2014 | by walton_q866See all my reviews

The film starts with a car chase that grabs the attention of the audience by placing them in a p.o.v. angle of a high speed chase. Its a great opening for the film as the viewer is immediately immersed into the storyline.

Being an Iraq veteran I have long avoided films with anything to do with Iraq as its something I prefer not Channel. So I had lots of apprehension which I'm glad I did not allow to handicap me as this film is not a war film but a stick it to the man stand for your rights type of film.

The film's plot line was intended I feel to be futuristic and to compliment that notion the lighting is dark and melancholy. It adds to the suspense of Jonah's character as he attempts to get to the same ratings as his brother.

What's scary and not so far fetched anymore about this film is our societies youth are setting themselves on fire for nothing more than more views on a youtube. Via social media anyone can Channel and become overnight stars that fizzle out the next day. As J's sister found out fame can turn to a 7th grade cafeteria mean girls mentality as Jonah's in an instance.

Overall I would recommend the film to anyone interested in futuristic films, fast cars, and the impact of social media on our daily interactions as humans. My only negative would be the car crash I just don't understand wrecking cars for cinematic purposes.

Great film


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2014 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Shot See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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