There are a lot of found footage movies. Some great (ex: Troll Hunter), a lot more pretty bad. But there is something about these three films that makes me think of them as one unit. They don’t share any cast, they aren’t directed by the same people, they weren’t even produced by the same studio. To be perfectly honest all these films share in common is a filming style and a poster style. Project Almanac has yet to be released and it has gone through a few title changes along the way (it used to be called “Welcome to Yesterday”) but its looking pretty good as a found footage time travel movie. Chronicle is the best one of the bunch by a country mile with its homegrown superhero origin story. Project X is probably the worst of the three, having a baffling terrible title and a morally bankrupt main cast of characters. But all three of these films represent a series of important lessons to an amateur filmmaker, namely what can and cannot be done with a small amount of resources.
Project X (2012) Chronicle (2012) Project Almanac (2015)