In the wake of local car salesman Marty Dickens' mysterious death a chain of events is set in motion that destabilizes the lives of several people in a Midwestern city. This black and white... See full summary »
R. Dustin Sanchez
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 »
Is It Real? Does It Matter?
Is it real? That's the one question I had after watching this documentary. After some professional-grade thinking, I still don't know. And to tell the truth, it really doesn't matter. If everything was real, then this was an interesting true story. If it was a sly mockumentary, then it was still a fun movie. Don't beat yourself up trying to solve a riddle that may not have an answer.
Per the current reviews here so far, I have posted the first review by a person outside of a film festival. If nothing else, this would look good on a resume. I should also clarify I'm not literally outside a film festival, or even in close proximity to one. I'm actually at home as I type this, having watched the movie on a certain streaming movie service named after a major South American jungle.
The movie was quite intriguing. It's the story of a man making VERY low budget films. Throw in a little domestic drama and a somewhat surreal supporting cast, and you've got a pleasant way to spend an hour and a half.
Without giving anything away, the last part of this movie did seem to fall apart. Still, the movie kept my interest the whole time. And was it all scripted? I can't really tell, and don't really want to know. Okay, fine, maybe I do. But until then, it was still quite the enjoyable ride.
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