In recaps of the 2012 installment of Harry Knowles’ annual Butt-Numb-A-Thon, one movie was out of all the sneak previews and premières was left completely undiscussed—a screening where attendees were sworn to secrecy and barred from writing about it. (“A film that can’t be mentioned” was how The Austin Chronicle described it.) That film, which clearly could not be described because its awesomeness was just too great to put into words, was Fateful Findings, a paranormal conspiracy-thriller romance by writer-director-producer-editor-star Neil Breen. The film played like gangbusters in Austin, and is, by all accounts, a cult classic in the making.
Breen plays a novelist who discovers he has psychic powers in the wake of a car crash. Along the way, he also falls in love and begins hacking into the government’s most secret computer systems. Here’s Badass Digest’s Devin Faraci, who recently hosted a screening of Fateful Findings in Los Angeles, on this movie’s unique appeal:
“This is a movie that operates on no previously known level, that obliterates the very concept of absurdity. It's the ultimate midnight movie for a post-The Room world. It may not be the most polished movie you've ever seen, but goddamn does Fateful Findings go for broke, and goddamn is it full of heart and special vision.”
That special vision will soon be shared with the world, as Breen announced today that Fateful Findings will get a theatrical release in early 2014 from distributor Panorama Entertainment. Here’s Breen on the news:
“I am very excited that Panorama Entertainment has chosen Fateful Findings for North American distribution and that they share my passion for this compelling film. I look forward to touring with the film and sharing my unique vision for the film in Q&A sessions with audiences and also participating in publicity related venues to promote this film full of fantasy, heart and vision.”
All I needed to hear to convince me to see Fateful Findings was the Seattle International Film Festival’s description of the film: “David Lynch meets Tommy Wiseau.” Require additional convincing? Here’s the film’s trailer. That should settle the matter once and for all.