Press Information for NOTHING SO STRANGE
PRAISE FOR "NOTHING SO STRANGE"
"The irony was that while the powerful studios and distributors were
swarming over Sundance, many of the best discoveries were two miles up the
mountainside in the relative obscurity of the alternative Slamdance
festival, which has recaptured much of the youthful, scrappy spirit that
Sundance had before it became so absurdly famous. Slamdance had this year's
best hope for emulating the cultish following of 'The Blair Witch Project.'
It was 'Nothing So Strange,' a fictional film about the internal politics in
an activist group investigating the conspiratorial coverup of the
assassination of Microsoft's Bill Gates. The film, which pretends to be a
documentary, is an homage to classics of the documentary genre, such as
Erroll Morris' legendary 'The Thin Blue Line.' It picks up brilliantly on
the strange culture of conspiracy theorists, drawing inspiration from the
JFK, RFK and Martin Luther King cases and from LAPD scandals such as
"Brian Flemming's 'Nothing So Strange,' with its anti-capitalist fever-dream
premise about the assassination of Bill Gates, created heavy buzz all up and
down Park City's ski slopes before it even premiered. The film itself is
more than just a novel premise, going off in myriad unexpected directions
and setting something of a high bar for the mockumentary subgenre."
"As a pseudo documentary, 'Nothing So Strange' is pitch perfect, more
closely resembling Errol Morris' crime film 'The Thin Blue Line' than 'This
Is Spinal Tap'. And it comes with a brilliant and ingenious Internet
component -- an entire Web universe of memorials to Bill Gates and
conspiracy theorist sites."
"It's a mock documentary of the first order, with a verisimilitude that
rivals Christopher Guest's films. It's also a major investigation of group
dynamics, a perfect subject for a culture where special interests rule the
"Uncomfortably realistic." "Chilling." "Controversial and eerily realistic."
--New York Post --Seattle Times --Drudge Report
"This is nothing so powerful as truth, -- and often nothing so strange."
-- Daniel Webster