Man, it’s hard enough getting adults to do decent (re: convincing) impromptu work in a Found Footage movie, which usually involves a lot of amateurs, or people who haven’t achieved a lot of fame yet. But a Found Footage movie starring kids? That’s just asking for trouble.
Don’t tell director Dave Green that, though. The director’s kid-friendly sci-fi Found Footage film “Earth to Echo” has just released its first trailer and poster, both of which you can take a gander at below, take a ganderers.
After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around them refuses to take the messages seriously, the three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source. But taking matters into their own hands gets the trio in way over their heads when they discover a mysterious being from another world who desperately needs their help. The epic, suspenseful and exciting journey that follows will change all of their lives forever.
Starring Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig, and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt.
The kids find their footage next year, April 25th, 2014.