Costa Botes

Actor and director who works with Peter Jackson.

Forgotten Silver (1996) -- Directed with Peter Jackson.  This is one of the best mockumentaries ever made. And if it weren't for several broad comedic touches here and there (not to mention the unbelievability of it all), it might even have convinced me that it was real if I hadn't known better (indeed, at one point I got so caught up in the movie that I fleetingly though that I needed to research the fake director in question). Of course, it did convince many people, who got mad when they found out it was a fake documentary (proving that people will believe anything: see Blair Witch). All this aside, it's a really good, really funny movie, especially for fans of early 20th century movies and documentaries in general. B

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