Some films have simple plots with very few surprises, AMNESIA isn’t one of those films. Officially known as "The Allan Carter Saga Part I: AMNESIA, the original story was written by Writer/Director John W. Bosley only three months after the 9/11 attacks that changed America. The film took six 1/2 years of production, which included months of intense sound and visual effects design, to completely bring the script to life. The film is about a man, Allan Carter, who has woken up with amnesia. Only one thought drives him forward: I have to find my family! He finds himself being shot at, hiding in caves and secret tunnels, and being chased through the forest while constantly searching for the truth. What kind of world did he wake up to? And, what really happened to his family? As a melting-pot of different shooting styles, “amnesia” is a variety show of sorts. Some scenes cause the audience to feel like they are right there in the midst of the action, similar to wartime photojournalistic footage from TV-cameramen. Other scenes are designed with suspense in mind, with the camera being still long enough for the audience to hold their breath. The flashbacks within this film are stylized in “black and white.” with accent colors. This film is not the “typical” science-fiction thriller film, but instead attempts to go deeper and raise questions on many different levels for example: political, religious, cultural, psychological and emotional issues. At the core of the story, is a man who isn’t only searching for his family, but is also trying to piece together the facts of the present while coping with the mistakes of his past. AMNESIA concerns the struggle to protect those who we love from a world that is becoming increasingly more dangerous. It involves the possibility of redemption and the opportunity to make amends for the mistakes that we commit.
"‘amnesia’ is gripping from the first moment to the last. It is set in the future, but has much relevance for today's viewers. The film works on various levels and will appeal to a wide audience. I would encourage anyone to watch this film with its fast pacing, spellbinding scenes and compelling story."
-Brenda Jepson - Co-chair of the Maine Film Commission Board You can see more of AMNESIA at:
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