Does Science, Faith or Reality TV have the answer to what happens after we die?
Written By: Erik Kristopher Meyers
Directed By: erik Kristopher Meyers
Surviving Death: A Paranormal debate... Where to start? I guess I can say that although presented as an Independent film of sorts, it's more like a single episode of your favorite reality TV ghost hunting style experience. As I finished the short I couldn't help but wonder when the second episode would air. With that said, I'm not saying it's bad by any means. Just a little tough to define. The jist of the story revolves around Ghost Hunters with side orders of various people talking about their opinions on Ghosts and such. Which makes sense considering the title. However, I just wish there was more debate and film structure to this production. Again, not that I'm complaining. The format just makes Surviving Death a little tough to classify. But by the same token, the familiar style makes it really easy to sit down and enjoy.
So. Talking about the technical aspects and such of this production is hard, since it's presented as a reality type documentary. Same can be said about the acting and such. I can't really talk about someones acting when there's not really any acting at all. Just people being people. However, it was nice to see Richard Felix doing his thing. This kind of presentation is about as reality based as you can get. And, to it's credit, seeing it broadcast on TV would suite it just fine. Visually it's pretty much like anything you'll sit and watch if you're into this kind of show/film. Nothing really new added but nothing missing. It's like I said. Reality Ghost Hunting goodness. Assuming you like this kind of thing. The audio wise it's nice and crisp with a fluid edit style. Again, nothing fancy but to the point.
Was it entertaining though? Honestly... Yes. I enjoyed my time spent with Surviving Death. The length was right and it didn't drag. There was some interesting points made and some mandatory cheese moments. I gotta say though that I like this kind of show, and that may have swayed my rating. But if you do as well you can't go wrong here. For under 3 bucks (iTunes) you get one hell of a deal entertainment wise. I'll include a direct link to iTunes below, but I'd recommend visiting their site first. You never know what you'll find. (Links to the left).
I thank the director BJ Barretta for putting this little gem together and humbly submit my rating of 4.0 / 5.0
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