I’ve always been a fan of found-footage movies. When done well, they assault our senses, unlike any subjective, staged narrative ever could. They create fear that is real, because it occurs in situations that could happen to any of us, with people who look just like ourselves, as vulnerable, unpolished and ordinary as anyone.The lastest film of this kind, in true cinéma vérité style, is Camera Phone–written and directed by Eddie Brown Jr. From the preview and what I know so far, it looks and sounds like one of those ultra-effective, truly scary found-footage films I like so much! Yes, being a “fly on the wall” in Camera Phone may not be as safe as it sounds!
“What’s it all about?” you ask. From what I know now, it’s about a story released by a former sheriff’s department employee and a news reporter this year, in 2012. The details are about an event that was meant to be covered up and never found. More information about the occurrence can be best described by quoting the official press release: “On March 20, 2010, there was a party at a building in Orange County. That night, there was a 911 call that has been filed as ‘unknown’ and the case was hidden from the public. The events that took place at this warehouse are unsolved, and there are no suspects. But, all of the events were captured on camera phones at the party. The police have put together the footage to figure out what happened at this party. Of the deceased 8, there was a 9th person at the event, and she is still missing. She also is the only lead to a suspect that the department has listed.”
Is that Lien Mya Nguyen herself (aka Space Jockey Mya)? Yes! As Liauni Okai, she was there herself and experienced the whole thing. Why is she missing? What happened to her and everyone else? Will Liauni Okai ever return, and, if so, what stories will she have to tell? All of these questions only make the story more compelling to see and more disturbing to think about!
“What’s the fear factor here?” you ask. From the trailer, there’s lots of bloody bodies, injured victims soon to be dead (or so we think), and people being jerked away to darkness beyond our view! To top it all off is a story inspired by true events about, no less, people trying to communicate with the dead! Yes, extreme horror, grounded in reality, with a heavy dose of the unknown is what we surely have here–all the ingredients needed for some super-scary stuff!
What happened on March 20, 2010? What happened to the eight people missing? See Camera Phone and find out…maybe. Just remember: whatever you do, have your camera phone with you! 😀
Camera Phone will premiere October 29, 2012 in Dallas Texas, and I’ll be there! A full review will follow. Stay tuned!
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Camera Phone stars our very own Lien Mya Nguyen, along with Eddie Brown Jr., Paxton Carr, David Delao, Shaw Devin, Frederic Doss, Troy Ford, Nadia Grier, Rebecca Silk, and Page Tudyk. From Mystere Visions Entertainment, Camera Phone is produced by Lien Mya Nguyen, Roderick Monroe, Ray Tarrant, and Eddie Brown Jr.
Is one trailer enough for Camera Phone? Not really. So, here’s another! Enjoy!