Phoenix Forgotten

Synopsis: Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed.
Director(s): Justin Barber
Production: Cinelou Films
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87 min

I've just been advised

by our group that we are deploying

six members of law enforcement

and two canine dogs to aid...

Another day of searching

in the desert for clues

in the case of three missing teens.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are here.

Well, there's still volunteers continuing

the search, the satellite images...

So anyone with any information at all...

...doubled since yesterday.

As more time goes on,

they're really pushing their resources

to make sure these teenagers are found.

You know, I read an article,

you wouldn't believe the living

you can make photographing food.

Hey, Dad, what's the secret

to making a great burger?

Well, the first thing you got to do

is you got to get your coals hot.

Super hot, so when you put it on there,

it seals in the juices.

Then you don't flip it but one time.

That's the secret.

# Happy birthday, dear Sophie #

# Happy birthday to you #

- Make a wish, sweetie. Make a good one.

- And many more.

Okay, keep going.

- Keep going, one more! You did it!

- Go, go, go!

Come on. Sit down.

Imagine that you were going

to talk to grown-up Sophie.

What would you say to yourself?

- I don't know.

- You don't know?

Can you give Sophie

some advice for the future?

Sophie, when you get older,

you must obey your husband.

- You must obey him.

- Gramps!

- What, to Soph?

- Yeah.

- Yeah.

- Yeah?

You want to do it right now?

Happy birthday, honey. I love you.

I love you, Sophie. You're the best.

Your brother is crazy, but I love him too.

And now he's going to talk to you,

so give me... give me the camera.

- No, no, no, I'm the director.

- No, honey, I want the camera now.

No, it's your turn.

Sit down next to your sister. Come on.

- Now you know how I feel.

- Okay.

All right. I want you to, uh, say

something very sweet to your sister.

A nice wish for her sixth year of life. Go.

This is how

I remember my brother. How I try to.

Sitting next to me

at my sixth birthday party.

Before anyone knew

our lives were about to change.

That this would be

the last time we were all together.

- Hey.

- Oh, hey. Hey.

- It's so good to see you.

- Good to see you.

- How was your flight?

- Uh, good. This is Jay.

Jay, this is my dad, Steve.

How are you, Steve? Nice to meet you.

What did you pack, Jay?

Are you going to be filming the whole time?

Yeah, that's, uh... that's the idea.

You're like Harrison Ford.

Okay, I'm over here in the scam lot.

That's what they do, they scam you.

They've got the public one

that's so far over,

it might as well be in another county.

You go there,

you're going to miss your flight.

And, uh...

they resell the flight and then...

you're shit out of luck is what you are.

So you've got your own little reality show?

It's not a reality show, dad.

- It's a documentary.

- Documentary, huh?

- Uh-huh.

- Okay.

What's your documentary about?

It's about Josh.


Anyone with any information at all,

we're asking you

to please call a special tip line.

...searching in the desert for

clues in the case of three missing teens.

Search efforts have doubled since yesterday.

As more time goes on,

they're really pushing their resources

to make sure these teenagers are found.

We will continue to return here until we've

completely exhausted everything

that we think we need to do.

There are still volunteers

continuing the search,

uh, and satellite imaging is ongoing.

Arizona State Police

are now in their third week

searching for missing teenagers

Ashley Foster, Mark Abrams, and Josh Bishop.

Well... sold.


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T.S. Nowlin

T.S. Nowlin is an American screenwriter best known for writing The Maze Runner. more…

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