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Dagr

UK 2024
produced by
Matthew Butler-Hart, Tori Butler-Hart, Anthony Pye-Jeary (executive), Ian McKellen (executive), Conleth Hill (executive), Chris Hart (executive), Wendy Hart (executive), Susie Sainsbury (executive), Jonathan Halperyn (executive), Ali Al-Hilal (executive), Alix Wilton Regan (executive) for Fizz and Ginger Films
directed by Matthew Butler-Hart
starring Riz Moritz, Ellie Duckles, Tori Butler-Hart, Emma King, Graham Butler, Hattie Chapman, Luca Thompson, Matt Barber, Robert Parry, Richard Bruten (voice)
written by Matthew Butler-Hart, Tori Butler-Hart, music by Tom Kane

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Tori (Tori Butler-Hart) and her team (Matt Barber, Emma King, Graham Butler, Hattie Chapman) are shooting a Jean-Luc Godard inspired fashion commercial at a swanky Wales estate, with their heads so far up their arses that they fail to even notice that things are terribly off at the site. The one thing they do notice is that their caterers Thea (Ellie Duckles) and Louise (Riz Moritz) are terribly late. Thing is, Thea and Louise aren't actually caterers but social media personalities famous for heists they stream on the net. And their intention indeed is to steal the shoot's outfit and camera equipment to sell everything for charity - to come across as more Robin Hood-like than a common thief. When they arrive on location though, the heist almost seems to easy with none of Tori or company around, and the outfits and equipment ready for the taking. So easy it is that they go looking for cast and crew, to oomph up their footage a little bit. They initially don't find anyone, just a video showing what went on - and what went on wasn't exactly a pretty thing, but what's worse, they're doomed to become part of the horror that befell the actors and filmcrew ...

 

As far as found footage films go, this film is certainly top of the crop, basically because it tries to be as cinematic as possible within the restrictions of the approach and does create its horrors through more than just shaky camerawork (though there's a bit of that in here, too). But there's proper atmospheric camerawork in here, as well as build-up of suspense, and the whole thing's well-edited with an eye for dynamics. And how the film gradually shifts from comedy with a touch of satire to full-blown horror is expertly handled, and of course helped by a solid cast. And all of this results in a rather cool genre experience.

 

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