Absence (Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack)
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Expectant mother Liz wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy has disappeared overnight. When doctors find no medical explanation for the loss, police treat Liz and her husband Rick as prime suspects in what has now become a missing child case. Only Rick and Liz s brother Evan trust her version of events.
As word spreads, the young couple is subjected to the unwanted attention of the police and prying neighbors. Evan feels for his sister and, as a film student, begins documenting her story, starting with a vacation to the mountains to relieve some of her grief.
But as Evan continues documenting their vacation, unusual patterns arise. Evan and Rick are horrified when Liz's condition visibly declines and 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.
Director s Commentary; Making-of Featurette; Trailer
About the Actor
Erin Way (Liz) has worked alongside artists like Mark Ruffalo, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ron Howard and Joe Dante. She played Kat on the SyFy Channel series Alphas, and is a former ballet dancer. Way began acting in high school where she was home-schooled with her five siblings. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Eric Matheny (Rick) is an actor, screenwriter and co-founder of The Acting Center of Los Angeles. Matheny's breadth of work advanced when he was cast opposite Leonardo DiCaprio as the personal physician to J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar (2011). Matheny was also cast in John D. Schofield's feature, Freedom for Joe (2013). He lives with his wife Lissa in Studio City.
Ryan Smale (Evan) was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He made his film debut in Damage at the age of 20 and is co-founder of Mischievious Studios. Smale received career advice from his mother, who worked in craft services for the film industry. She was able to consult with experts in the field and pass that knowledge on to her son. Smale lives in Hollywood with his wife, Trista.
Stephanie Scholz (Megan) was born and raised in Hollywood, California. She began acting at the age of nine and graduated from Lewis Carroll Academy of the Arts. Scholz worked with Loweree and Moreno in their first short film, Climbing Mt. Evelyn. Absence is Scholz first feature film.
Top Customer Reviews
The movie starts with an intriguing premise. A young mother-to-be (Erin Way) awakens one day to discover that she is no longer with child despite having been seven months pregnant. This tease is presented quickly and the movie fast forwards as the woman, her husband (Eric Matheny) and her brother (Ryan Smale) are embarking on a get-away to escape the scrutiny, skepticism, and accusations of the local town people and the authorities. Attempting to keep things light, Smale is filming everything for a school project (a rather thin premise, to be sure, as it requires him to have the camera even at the most harrowing and inopportune moments).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Story: Husband and wife in hospital, baby missing after birth, take a trip to a cabin in the mountains to try and gather some solace about the situation, brother of wife brings... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jonny Lee
Again bunch of first time film makers attempting to pull off a "found video" If you've got nothing to do for an hour and a half and want to waste some $ go for it, other... Read morePublished on April 20, 2014 by G. A. Neri
If I could give it zero stars I would. Most boring movie I have ever seen- kept hoping it would get better, but it did not. Read morePublished on April 17, 2014 by CrazyAboutCoffee
This movie was surprisingly good. My finance and I both agreed why can't there be more horror movies like this instead of the same, typical run of the mill ones that are present... Read morePublished on September 23, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed this . . . At first you may think you are watching some kind of mystery but then weird things happen. Erin Way as Liz is especially good, good at crying. Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by Lavinia
While I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Alien Abduction: Incident In Lake County, and The Wicksborro Incident did very impressive things with a very low budget,... Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by D. Dough
Movie doesn't really tackle anything to do with aliens or anything else until nearly the end. I was starting to have doubts I was even watching the right movie. Read morePublished on September 9, 2013 by Tia M