A number of women have contacted local news channels after the footage their wedding videographer delivered was shaky and out of focus, even comparing it to something out of the Blair Witch Project. After being ambushed by the news channel’s film crew, the young videographer admitted he is still in school and is in over his head as he issues refunds.
Numerous brides have come forward claiming to have paid Melbourne-based Simplicity Films $1,900 (approximately $1300 US) for a “cinematic video wedding package.” After being enticed by the professional standard of work seen on the website, both brides were looking forward to the 45-minute features they were promised.
However, what they received was in stark contrast. Ashley, a YouTuber and the owner of Simplicity Films, turned out to be a Year 12 student who had lied about his age and exaggerated his experience in the industry. The footage of their big days was shaky, and often cut off the subject’s head. One bride, Teagan, said:
The footage of me walking down the isle is just disgusting. He's cut off my head, my dad's head, and most of it is of my bum. It's horrible.
She also claims the only received a five-minute video – three-and-a-half minutes of which are her husband’s speech, which she says cuts off in a “really awkward spot.”
He also promised them the raw footage – which they’re still waiting for seven months later, as it’s said Ashley cut off all contact.
When interrogated by news reporters, Ashley agreed he should close down his wedding video business.
Check out the video above to see the clips for yourself.