This is probably the most adventurous movie review I’ve had to write so far on this site so bear with me through the first couple of paragraphs!
About three weeks ago I was contacted by director named Will G. Kraft regarding a brand new Found Footage movie he had released. I’m often contacted by indie directors so I didn’t really think that much of it at the time.
However, this guy provided me with a ton of information about his background and where the basis for the film originated from – it turns out Mr. Kraft had already made quite a splash on the information superhighway!
There is a pretty big backlog of info on this film and I was a little confused as to what to do with it all in this review. In the end Will agreed to pen a sort of bio on it’s journey and I strongly suggest you read it before carrying on with the remainder of this review.
You can find the film’s bio by Will G. Kraft HERE.
Into The Unknown…
I’ll be honest with you here – most of the indie efforts I get put in front of me through the contact form on this site are probably not the most talented pieces of work ( and I’m being polite there! ).
With this in mind, I was more than a little worried about the overall quality of Nietzermann. I’d also had the pleasure of meeting/conversing with Will before I’d sat down to watch the movie…
What was I going to say if the movie was bad?
Thankfully, within ten minutes of viewing time I knew I was onto a winner. This was a different kettle of fish than the other efforts put my way!
At a guess, you’ve probably read the bio by this point so I’ll keep this section of the review short and sweet!
Nietzermann follows the personal journey of two young actors who are captivated by a conspiracy theory they have encountered on YouTube.
The video in question covers an interview with a French psychic supposedly shot in 1980. This particular psychic seems to be on the money with most of the historic predictions that have occurred over the period of 1980 onward.
They notice that this Nietzermann video has had no problem at all in racking up the hits ( video views ) so they decide to capitalize on it’s success with a dedicated Vlog channel of their own.
However, the deeper they delve in the murky past of the subject…the more danger they find themselves in!
As I mentioned above, I was more than happy ( and relieved ) to find that this movie was a very polished piece of Found Footage.
A lot of you may be thinking I’m slightly biased due to my contact with Will G. Kraft beforehand but I can promise you that is not the case. The moment I start writing reviews that are not ‘straight down the line’ is the moment that this site falls flat on it’s face!
The cool thing about the Found Footage genre is that even the simplest of plots can work out if you are able to deliver realism and atmosphere – this is largely down to the cast you work with.
The two main actors, Luke McClure and Mackenzie Graff seemed to have been able to embrace the Found Footage genre with relative ease. Their performances were very natural and that allowed the remainder of the film to look after itself!
Beforehand, I was unsure about how the whole ‘conspiracy theory’ gig was going to work in a Found Footage plot but it had me gripped from start to finish.
The whole package reminded me very much of the whole Slender Man viral effect. You get a cool idea that goes viral online and before you know it full length feature films are being created off it’s slipstream.
Clean cinematography, good audio, interesting plot and strong actors – a welcome addition to the Found Footage genre really!
If you are interested in buying or renting Nietzermann you can find it here:
If you would like to leave any feedback for Will to read please feel free to leave it in the comment section below – I know he will be very grateful for your input! 🙂