Death of a Vlogger finds the perfect balance of horror and reality, and gives the found footage format its much needed kick up the backside with this unique mix of documentary and real archive material.
It’s not easy being a YouTube vlogger. It takes a lot of dedication to conjure up those views, night after night but Graham is about to get some help…from beyond the grave.
Following in the footsteps of maverick independent filmmakers and using what was made available to him, this bold new feature sets out to do things differently from the very outset; with an innovative mix of reality and terror the meagre budget is never betrayed.
Graham Hughes: “Death of a Vlogger is a horror-documentary about a vlogger who gains viral fame when one of his videos contains an alleged haunting. The story follows Graham as he investigates this haunting and deals with the side effects of being famous on the internet. It’s told in a traditional documentary format, including interviews, ripped YouTube videos, archive materials, and new footage, whilst also functioning as a traditional horror film with tension-building set-pieces and scares.”
DEATH OF A VLOGGER will join the pioneering Micro Budget Feature Film collective Tartan Features as part of the New Scottish Cinema: DIY features which punch far beyond their constraints by promoting innovation to find success. Recent additions include DARKNESS COMES; RIBBONS, starring Shauna Macdonald; FROM THE APPLE TREE, starring The Innocents’ Sorcha Groundsell; and John McPhail’s debut feature, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? And of course Graham’s previous A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO A SPECTACULAR SUICIDE.
Tartan Features’s Grant McPhee: “We’re absolutely delighted that Death of a Vlogger will join our ever-growing list of home-grown DIY features. This film fits right in with the ethos of trying out new ideas instead of trying to compete with Hollywood. Originality is helping bring recognition to the importance of micro budget filmmaking in Scotland – and around the world. This film uses its budget limitations to benefit the story rather than it being something negative. It needed to be made so Graham just got up and made it himself.”
Death of a Vlogger is unsettling, strange, poignant and very, VERY scary. You need to watch the trailer now!