M.T. Ellis is a freelance writer living in Brisbane who enjoys getting out and about with her husband and their dogs. She has just published her debut novel, Azrael, and is currently writing her second book. www.mtellis.com.au
Published February 8th 2014
Stories So Crazy You Can't Possibly Believe Them
Talhotblond: This doco is just plain messed up. It's the story of an online love triangle between three young people. The filmmakers follow the cyber-relationship of three teens from beginning to grizzly end. You will be amazed at how easily the whole affair spiraled out of control.
Confessions of an Undercover Cop: This is the story of an undercover cop who spent seven years undercover spying on environmental activists. The doco details his love affair with one of the women he was spying on, his marriage failure and what happened when the people he was spying on found out his identity and the people he was working for abandoned him.
The Overtaken: This short documentary highlights the bad points of drug use, but is not the typical 'Don't do drugs or you'll die' campaign. It takes a look into the lives of young people who have taken drugs and damaged their brain and those who have taken drugs to find freedom only to have their freedom taken away.
Catfish: This is another Internet-based documentary where a photographer called Nev, who is in his early twenties, receives a painting of one of his photos in the mail from an eight-year-old artistic child prodigy called Abby. The film documents the friendship Abby and Nev strike up when they become Facebook friends and goes on to show the developing romance between Nev and Abby's sister, Megan. I watched it not knowing anything about the film, which I think increased the suspense for me, so I don't want to give too much away.