The Doomsday Confession

Does time travel already exist? A hunted whistleblower from the year 2036 travels back in time, to the 26th of April 1986, to save the entire universe from doomsday by causing havoc in the spacetime continuum with a confession on a worn VHS tape. He reveals classified information about a legendary artifact, retrieved from the desert of Iraq, that makes time travel possible.

The time fugitive records his risky confession on an analog VHS camcorder. The unknown man divulges specific instructions, important dates and terrifying future events in front of the running glitchy camcorder. Time agents from the future are trying to pinpoint his whereabouts in the fabric of spacetime, causing heavy interference on the worn magnetic tape cassette.

The film is inspired by videos that abound on social media of people who claim to be time travelers from the future. The Doomsday Confession is based on the published sci-fi novel The Spacetime Fugitive written by Martin Sommerdag.

*The Doomsday Confession is an experimental found footage film and is shot on an analog VHS camcorder (JVC GR-C1)

  • Martin Sommerdag
    Finding Doctor X, Tunguska Diaries
  • Martin Sommerdag
    Finding Doctor X, Tunguska Diaries
  • Lars Maarup
    Key Cast
    "Time Fugitive"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Sci-FI, Mystery, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    42 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 23, 2021
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  • Rome Independent Film Awards (2021)

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Martin Sommerdag

Martin Sommerdag is a new breed of storytellers with no bounds and trough all media — from filmmaking to remarkable writing skills. Having been a natural storyteller all his life, Martin is also a graduate of both Filmtrain Film School and The Short & Documentary Film School.

He has created a critically acclaimed filmography such as 'Ebola Warning', 'Tunguska Diaries' and 'The Doomsday Confession'

Martin has also been the mastermind behind film based web projects like the hyperrealistic videos in 'Not4cops' and the award-winning Vlogging web series 'Finding Doctor X' that has taken film festivals and critics with storm. All of which include elements of the mockumentary genre and pop culture for a very unique audience appeal.

In addition, Martin has written a number of self-published eBooks, always adaptable to feature-length screenplays, with a unique voice, and in different genres including the crime fiction 'The Wolf from Castle Hill', the fantasy novel 'The Wrath of Wallâq', and the science fiction story 'The Spacetime Fugitive' which is interestingly enough based on true events.

Martin almost always works with either low-budget or non-budget productions, so his creativity has to be in a class of its own — right from the writing to the production and editing. Martin gives all his works an authentic angle with original and experimental twists that keep audiences captivated — storytelling is his life.

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