Lost geek and filmmaker Corey Vidal recently discovered that most of the on-location sets used by the show are still standing in Hawaii. So what was he to do but film this 6-minute fan film, called “The Man Who Brought Us Here,” that imagines how life continues on the island after the events of the show. I’ll put my spoiler-filled comments after the video.
Vidal certainly knows his Lost. The brief episode that accompanied the Season 6 DVD/Blu-ray, showing how Hurley and Ben ran things on the island, established that Hurley was very concerned with cleaning up after the messes that the Dharma Initiative made. So it’s entirely plausible that Hurley would start recruiting new scientists and whatnot, and bringing them to the island with the intent of trying to fix past mistakes and figure out just what the island is and how it works. I like that idea a lot.
It’s great to see some of the old sets again, and the film quality is high. With so much happening in such a short period of time, it’s easy to imagine that a lot of different things were going on on the island that we aren’t entirely privy to. The acting leaves room to be desired, and the writing felt like it was trying too hard to be intentionally ambiguous. Overall it’s pretty darn cool, and I applaud Mr. Vidal for his hardcore fandom!