A TV crew got the chance to do a scoop on the infamous cult lead by "The Doctor", and are now allowed to film what is going on in his basement.
This is the directorial debut of Jesus magGot, who has in recent time became a house-hold name to anyone who is a fan of Michael Todd Schneider and his company magGot Films. It's hard to say exactly where Jesus came into the picture, but he came into the company like a storm, and has been working on several things for them. One notable thing he brought to the company is the Larval Longue where they review and interview underground people and films. Now he has directed his own short film, produced by David Dollard and Another Dollard Production, and written by Adam Hunter.
It's a short film so obviously it's quick to the point. It starts off with a text telling us what we are about to see is a found tape, and then cuts to an unedited introduction by hour hostess/news anchor. She introduces us to this scoop they are doing, and tell us some about the person they are about to interview - The Doctor. The Doctor is a strong believer in a abortions, but why or how he does it has never before been seen. The TV crew are allowed into his house and into his basement to show us the truth, and to spread his message.
I must say I think the set-up for this one is quite creepy, and how it's played out with the TV team going into the house, being met by his drones before actually meeting him, worked very effectively. Then we're allowed down in the basement and that's basicly where things happen. The character is a quite typical cult leader character, and I'm not big on cult films but it's hard to lump this one into that category since it's very brief. We're treated to one quick, but slightly bloody, abortion and then the Doctor goes crazy on us. The TV crew freaks out and then.. well.. No spoilers here, friend!
"PWCA" could've been a lot longer. It could've started with the TV team trying to get the permission to film the Doctor, and then when they finally get there it could've been a lot more slow and subtle about it. But this is a short film, and it does as any short film should - gets on with it. I think it was well-acted enough to manage as a longer film but the 10 minutes we get are interesting, fun and a good start for Jesus magGot as a director.