“Lights” uses found footage to tell a tale of true crime by way of alien abduction. While the premise is neat, there’s nothing here that absolutely floors me. But, I’m intrigued enough to keep revisiting it. The low budget of the production is evident in how the movie is framed by everything that the abductee shot. It’s just that after awhile, it gets old pouring through handheld camera footage and other tech means. Other films have been able to make it work, but that always requires bending the rules of found footage.
If anything like that sounds amazing to you, then this film is up your alley. It’s on VOD already, but I don’t know of release plans past that point. Still, you should support indie cinema and check it out.
- 1 hr and 36 mins
- Not Rated
- BoroKid Productions
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!
The Plot Thus Far
One year ago Lisa’s boyfriend Kurt, the father of her infant child, went missing in the California Desert with five of his friends. The void in Lisa’s heart has driven her obsession to learn the truth. When Lisa is contacted by a retired sheriff with his own insights to the case, Lisa and he brother Karl head to the desert, guided by the video footage recovered in Kurt’s tent. Together, they hack through the lies, evasions and threats to unlock a dark mystery.