State's Evidence

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State's Evidence
Directed by Benjamin Louis
Written by Mark Brown
Starring Douglas Smith,
Alexa Vega,
Majandra Delfino,
Kris Lemche,
Cody McMains,
Drew Tyler Bell
Distributed by Terra Entertainment
Release dates
7 November 2006 (USA)
Running time
89 min
Language English
Budget US$200,000 - $400,000[1]

State's Evidence is an independent film created in 2004 and released in 2006, directed by Benjamin Louis and starring Douglas Smith, Alexa Vega, Majandra Delfino, Kris Lemche, Cody McMains, and Drew Tyler Bell.

Plot summary[edit]

When 16-year-old Scott Byers decided to bring a camcorder to school, none of his schoolmates ever imagined what was to come. Only Scott's five closest friends and followers have the insight on his master plan. He is on a quest for the ultimate thrill, as he documents the day's events, anticipating the grand finale: Scott plans to commit suicide on camera. His friends become fascinated by his idea and decide to join the action for various reasons; home problems, romance and even boredom. They pull behind their leader and set out to make history. The rush is instantaneous. Emotions run wild. Pressure mounts as shocking details are revealed. The search for the final adventure takes an unexpected turn down a dark road. This journey turns out to be much more than what Scott and his friends had ever anticipated. The film is shot in Blair Witch Project style handheld.

Created in 2004, State's Evidence travelled around the film festival circuits until it was picked up by distributor Terra Entertainment, and released on DVD on November 7, 2006.


  1. ^ The budget was actually $200,000. I know, I was the producer's assistant (to Jack Janda) for the last 3 weeks of filming and all I did was do the daily in/out of the money. Three quarters of it went to buying and processing of the film stock as it was shot on actual celluloid. I know we went a bit over by the time we wrapped and with post it possibly went to 400k. But at the time of shooting it was just a mere 200k."IMDB". Re: Budget only $400,000?. Retrieved December 6, 2006. 

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