Shot with a Hi-8 camcorder and finished on 16mm for a paltry $20,000, Scott Saunders's affecting THE LOST WORDS stakes out new territory in the growing field of no-budget filmmaking. Although the narrative is slight, Saunders's video diary approach achieves an emotional richness that the
film might have lacked in a costlier format.
Charles (Michael Kaniecki) is a struggling musician and filmmaker who impulsively decides to document his own life on videotape in an effort to salvage his rapidly deteriorating relationship with Marcie (Zelda Gergel). Of course, the very presence of a camcorder--not to mention the unseen friend
who's operating it--incites further ...