I find it funny how we started with a simple video about people falling in love, and we wanted to know what happened to them next, and since then we've moved to existential crisis provoking conversations, drugs, murders, and now–kidnappings. British alt-rock band Amber Run's song "I Found" outlines the feeling of falling in love with someone you know you shouldn't be with. In the video, however, we're presented with the accounts of a kidnapping turned love story–but not in the Stockholm syndrome kind of way you may be thinking.
The video begins with two men breaking into the home of a woman while she's sleeping and going on to chloroform her so that they can drag her out of the house without struggle. One of the men leaves a ransom note that reads, "We have your daughter. You have 72 hours." Are you on the edge of your seat yet? The men are then seen hiding out in the woods with the girl, and it should be noted that the younger of the two kidnappers has seen entirely reluctant and uncomfortable throughout the ordeal. When the older man leaves the two alone to drive far away enough to be able to make a phone call, the younger man cuts the girl free of the zip ties that bound her hands together. When they are caught sitting together, the girl free, the older man becomes enraged and tries to harm the girl. They manage to defend themselves against him and make a run for it–after which we are presented with a big fat 'To Be Continued.'
Don't worry–it doesn't just end like that. The story is continued in "Pilot," a song about moving on and growing from your past. In the video, we again see the young boy and the kidnapped girl on the run together–still in the forest. Oh, and the old man? Don't worry. He abruptly wakes from the sleep-induced state he was put in by the younger boy, now on the search for his captives. This search doesn't last long, as the man soon falls asleep behind the wheel of the car, stopping in the middle of nowhere but still not far from where he left the two individuals. As the two make their way to the road they see a car and believe that they can finally make their great escape. They sprint down a hill to the car where the girl gets in and puts her seatbelt on, but the boy closes the door without joining her. They exchange smiles, and he lets her leave. Now he is left standing in the middle of the road, until he sees the truck of the older man barreling towards him. The driver goes faster, and faster, until it looks as though the young boy may be struck–but then the screen goes black. That's it. That's the whole thing. No 'To Be Continued.' sign here.
Where did the girl end up? Did she ever search for the boy who saved her life? Was her father ever in contact with the man to get her back safely? Did the younger boy die? Would you look at that, all of these questions and no answers. If only, and I'm just spitballing here, someone made a movie of the video and included all of the details that would explain the stories that "I found" and "Pilot" created together. Wouldn't that be great?
All I'm saying is that someone should get in contact with these directors and artists soon to work out the possibility of creating some major motion pictures out of these videos. Honestly, at this point, I'll even settle for Netflix originals. Anything to stop these incredibly crafted stories from going unexplained, with so many unanswered questions.