As host of his own hit TV series, ‘MAN VS’, Doug Woods is forced to fend for himself for five days in remote locations with no crew, food, or water, only the cameras he carries on his back to film his experiences. Doug’s in the remote woods for a routine episode, until he’s awoken by an earth-shaking crash. Things get weirder as it becomes clear Doug isn’t alone. Someone or something is watching him. MAN VS is a gripping ‘found footage’ thriller about one man’s extraordinary desire to survive at all costs.
Filmed in the style of the documentary series “Survivorman” with Canadian survivalist Les Stroud. The premise is nearly identical; Les is dropped in foreboding areas with only a small backpack of seemingly random objects. Les then utilizes what is left with him, instructing the viewer along the way, on survival techniques. Man Vs Wild alternates in POV (Point of View) and static shots with a video camera on either a tripod or the ground, and cameras mounted to selfie sticks or mounted to his person. One specific similarity between the movie and its apparent inspiration is the scene in which the lead character starts a fire with a polished soda can; its a technique Stroud successfully demonstrated in his series.