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'Absence' Director Jimmy Loweree Defends Found Footage Horror and Explains Why It's Here to Stay

'Absence' Director Jimmy Loweree Defends Found Footage Horror and Explains Why It's Here to Stay

In Jimmy Loweree’s striking horror feature debut "Absence," doctors are baffled when a young expectant mother Liz (Erin Way, "Alphas"), wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy disappear overnight. The police are investigating the situation as a missing child case and only her husband, Rick (Eric Matheny, J. Edgar) and brother, Evan (Ryan Smale, Damage) trust her version of events. Told in the "found footage" style, Evan looks for answers by filming his sister’s experience. The trio embarks upon a trip to the mountains to escape the attention of the police and prying neighbors. When the trip spins out of control they realize that whatever happened with Liz and her baby isn’t over. None of them are safe. Below, Loweree shares a scene from his film and defends his use of found footage. "Absence" is now playing in select theaters including the Quad Cinema in New York City

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