Elliot "White Lightning" Scott plans on becoming Canada's first action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight. This surreal documentary captures two years in the lives of a passionate amateur filmmaker, his supportive partner Linda, and their outrageous cast-all trying to realize their dreams. With everyone's hopes and dreams pinned on Elliot, this comedic-drama unfolds into a shocking and complex examination of how we lie to ourselves.Written by
As discussed on Iain Lee's talkRadio show, there is much debate as to the factual accuracy of this 'documentary'. See more »
Curb Your Confucianism
Within ten minutes it was fairly obvious that this was a mockumentary in a similar deadpan style to those of Christopher Guest, crossed with some improv in the vein of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
If the film-makers had attempted to keep it more within the bounds of possibility I feel it would have been more successful but I enjoyed the attempt nevertheless - as the film progressed believability was sacrificed for wackiness and holes in the stories that gave the game away that this was not, in fact, a documentary - I have a feeling this was deliberately referenced late on in proceedings when the filmmakers "interviewed" Elliot's put-upon girlfriend Linda, about the nature of documentary, with the fabrications of Elliot in regards to his past being linked to the fabrication of this film and documentaries as an entire genre.
I should note that very early on Elliot refers to Jean-Claude Van Damme as being French when he is in fact Belgian - this may have been part of his character's lack of depth in understanding but it was the first flag for me that made question this being a 'documentary'.
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