Sunday Matinee: The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan [Film]


“A young journalism student decides to return to her hometown to investigate a brutal murder that took place 30 years prior. Without much hope of finding any real answers, she interviews a series of local characters, all of whom leave their own bewildering take on the legendary Mulcahy Murders in her student film. As the facts unravel, she begins to realize that this cold case murder, may not be so cold after all. Along with the help of the handsome deputy police officer, Patrick Rooke, she begins to uncover the horrifying truth of what really happened that night thirty years ago. As she gets closer to discovering the truth, she edges even closer to her own demise. Will her blind ambition overtake her desire to survive?” – October Coast PR



Based on the love we have shown a film like The Blair Witch Project, having interviewed both of the film’s creators, it will probably not surprised regular TWS readers to know that we LOVE found footage films. Of course, in this day and age of the internet, we may not be as surprised by them, but when done right, they can still be extremely entertaining and shock you to your core. And Folks, I am here to say that The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan does just that! It’s a wonderful crafted suspense thriller that leaves you guessing right until the very end, even if you feel as though the outcome is obvious, based around the genre of the film. This is the sign of a wonderful script being brought to the world by a team of extremely talented individuals, which includes the incredible team that both wrote, directed, shot, and starred in the film, Anna Stromberg and Burt Grinstead. And Folks, I have to say that we have a real Cacciola/Epstein situation on our hands with this wonderful pair. For newcomer’s to the site, this is a compliment. For regular readers, you already know what I mean. The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan is an absolute delight, and can not come recommended highly enough.



It comes with some level of guilt or shame that I admit that this is my first experience watching the work of Anna Stromberg, who plays the titular character of Leah Sullivan. But, I can assure you that it will not be the last. And I guess we all have to learn about a brilliant talent at some point, right? I was immediately captivated by Stromberg in this film and had a great feeling going right into that I was bound to have a pleasant experience. The entire cast was also great, including the film’s co-writer & director Grinstead who was, to use an old-timey description, charming as fuck. But, it in the end, Stromberg carries the film with a smattering of charisma and extreme talent that is not to be missed.

Whether you would consider yourself a fan of the found footage genre or not, The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan is a film that you are sure to love from start to finish. The suspense builds, there is even a few laughs to be had. Seriously Folks, this has EVERYTHING, and you should definitely check it out! Enjoy!

The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan premiered on December 11th. Further dates for winter theatrical releases & VOD release will be announced soon.


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