Sixteen year old Julia (Brittany Ashworth) receives a video camera for her birthday, and captures the violent disintegration of her family on tape over the course of one harrowing summer. At first turning her lens on her pretty new neighbor and her mischievous brother, Judith later begins to focus on her father Andy (Bradley Cole), who puts in a bid on a sprawling house by the seaside after claiming to have gotten a big promotion at work. But by the time Julia discovers that her father has been deceiving the entire family and they're actually in dire financial straits, it's already too late. As dad starts to crack under the pressure, Julia, her mother, and her brother begin to fear for their lives. Meanwhile, the frightened teen keeps her camera rolling, never knowing when the next shot may be her last.