Tainted with connotations of soapy melodrama, amnesia is a plot device screenwriters should approach with great caution. Luckily, writer/director Michael D. Akers has a deft touch, and his shoestring-budgeted Gone, But Not Forgotten gets beyond the traditional "Who am I? Where am I?" moments quickly to take on deeper issues of identity and relationships.

No one is sure how or why Mark (Matthew Montgomery) has ended up at the bottom of a ravine in a Califonia national forest. Drew (Aaron Orr), the young ranger who finds him, is baffled, and so is Mark, who can't seem to remember anything about who he is or where he's come from. No car is found nearby, so as Mark lies in a hospital bed recovering from minor injuries, questions abound.

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