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Long Overdue

Team Name > The Librarians, Shoot Location > Library, Storyline > Becoming a Librarian = Genius! All this on top of the musical genre, with a pretty good storyline too. Well done guys, I really enjoyed it (with the exception of the levels at the beginning, though potentially this could have been that the volume in the theater had been cranked up for the previous short - I expect the projectionist must have a nightmare trying to balance volume in all the shorts)

Torpedo

From the 22 shorts I saw, for me this was the best use of the required dialog - even better it was combined with the required prop! Storyline for me was a little unoriginal (but I am not the writer in our group so I really should not comment - if I had to write the story I doubt I have an original thought in my head) but I thought you pulled off the cinematography and editing really well. Look forward to 'watch'ing again in the screening room (have o pay attention to the watch...)

Man Day

Like one of the other shorts in this heat I thought the storyline was a bit predictable/unoriginal (which I know is hard given the limited time to write a script), however it was executed really really well given the limited timeframe. Yep, like the other reviewers mentioned, the picture quality was horrid. Look forward to a better render in the screening room :-)

Waiting for Morgan

I really should review earlier so it sounds like I have an original thought - the lack of vertical film examples was my only disappointment to what was otherwise the best short, by far, in the two heats I attended.

Climatic

I really enjoyed this film. Being a first time 48hr contestant I didn't see it as being cliche mockumentry - I just found it laugh out loud funny in a really quirky way. The lead actor pulling the whole thing off brilliantly.

Blind Date

Because I was attending a friends movie premiere, I felt I had to give them my 3 vote - otherwise yours would have been my pick (you did get my 2 :-) You guys did really well having a great little story and multiple locations. Loved the hot air ballon! My pick for a Wellington finalist!

Mystery of the Erectus

I am always amazed people find the time to do an animated short in the timeframe - however I was a little disappointed, it was not up with the normal gross out standard of past years. I literally wet myself while watching 'House of 1000 Horses'. 'Mystery' had a storyline - WTF? If anyone was offended by this entry, you really should watch past years to increase your therapy spent and wonder at the sanity of Readers' Wives!

The Sleeping Plot

Is was a bugger having our movie follow this short, cos it was brilliant. Nice tight story, great cinematography, good editing - this is exactly what all 48hr competitors hope to be able to produce. Well done getting into the Wellington finals, you guys deserve it!

Your Ball Sux

For a 48hr entry there was a lot going on special effects wise - hey, not perfect special effects, but that added to the comedic B movie effect. Story was OK - though with all the stranger danger drummed into kids these days, getting into the coffin was weak. Forcing the kid in would have been better from a believability point of view. That trippy warped forest was great!

Torpedo

From the 22 shorts I saw, for me this was the best use of the required dialog - even better it was combined with the required prop! Storyline for me was a little unoriginal (but I am not the writer in our group so I really should not comment - if I had to write the story I doubt I have an original thought in my head) but I thought you pulled off the cinematography and editing really well. Look forward to 'watch'ing again in the screening room (have o pay attention to the watch...)

Late

Was it good luck or bad luck that you managed to get the same genre two years in a row? Good luck in so far as you might have had story options from last year, bad luck in the fact you had to follow up on what was an inspired short 'Climatic'. This year was OK, but not as good as 2013. I did start to cringe when I saw the alarm clock, it has been overdone in 48 in the past, but you guys pulled it off. Not sure I picked up on the ending - was he working nightshift, or did he change jobs to nightshift?

Blade of Insomnia

I was expecting a total dogs breakfast based on the R17 forum posts about all the rendering problems, but the whole thing came together pretty well - and the audio didn't drop out half way through like feared. Sure the fighting could have been better, but who has 6 months of movie fight training to fall back on in 48hrs (well, other than some of the 'pro' teams). Great job!

Spill It

Thank god Steelpotato put me out of my misery. I had been wracking my brain trying to figure out who the voice reminded me of. I was so familiar, but I just couldn't place it. It was a pretty funny pisstake, with a good twist at the end. I bet when the 48hrs team thought up POV as the required camera angle they didn't anticipate quite so many urination scenes! I think there were 3 in this set of heats - but yours was the only one that had some context to the movie.

Buckets of Love

You guys had balls actually getting into the bucket fountain! The was a big groan from the crowd when the lead had water flowing into his mouth - nasty! Great off the wall story though. I was half expecting the psychologist to end up having an affair with the bucket fountain (the reason he was out so late)

Two Years, I Promise

Hmmmm, there was some bizarre parts to this movie - what was with the crotch gesture and why the south african accent fagot jokes? There was some quite good cinematography in parts (I like the sequence where the girl turned into the flatmate, I thought that was quite well done) and the London airport was very funny.

The Sleeping Plot

Is was a bugger having our movie follow this short, cos it was brilliant. Nice tight story, great cinematography, good editing - this is exactly what all 48hr competitors hope to be able to produce. Well done getting into the Wellington finals, you guys deserve it!

Mystery of the Erectus

I am always amazed people find the time to do an animated short in the timeframe - however I was a little disappointed, it was not up with the normal gross out standard of past years. I literally wet myself while watching 'House of 1000 Horses'. 'Mystery' had a storyline - WTF? If anyone was offended by this entry, you really should watch past years to increase your therapy spent and wonder at the sanity of Readers' Wives!

Spill It

Thank god Steelpotato put me out of my misery. I had been wracking my brain trying to figure out who the voice reminded me of. I was so familiar, but I just couldn't place it. It was a pretty funny pisstake, with a good twist at the end. I bet when the 48hrs team thought up POV as the required camera angle they didn't anticipate quite so many urination scenes! I think there were 3 in this set of heats - but yours was the only one that had some context to the movie.

The Talented Mr Chancy

I like to think I am a typical stupid movie-goer - don't give me complex plots and subtile nuances, because I will just get lost. I need a story spelt out to me - I was confused as to why the cleaner was even pretending to be the psychiatrist. I think I need to watch this again to see if I can understand the message.

Your Ball Sux

For a 48hr entry there was a lot going on special effects wise - hey, not perfect special effects, but that added to the comedic B movie effect. Story was OK - though with all the stranger danger drummed into kids these days, getting into the coffin was weak. Forcing the kid in would have been better from a believability point of view. That trippy warped forest was great!

Queen of Hearts

This was a great little short. Decent story, good acting, nice ending - what more could you want? Not sure I believed the suicide (they were at school together, in the same class, she might figure it out pretty quickly) but other than that I would be pretty happy if that was my film!

Blade of Insomnia

I was expecting a total dogs breakfast based on the R17 forum posts about all the rendering problems, but the whole thing came together pretty well - and the audio didn't drop out half way through like feared. Sure the fighting could have been better, but who has 6 months of movie fight training to fall back on in 48hrs (well, other than some of the 'pro' teams). Great job!

Journey into the White

It was a pity that the sound was really muddy, because otherwise this was a brill' little animation. I don't think I would never have the energy to do a stop motion for 48hrs! The ending was a bit tacked on... got a reaction from the audience though...

Blind Date

Because I was attending a friends movie premiere, I felt I had to give them my 3 vote - otherwise yours would have been my pick (you did get my 2 :-) You guys did really well having a great little story and multiple locations. Loved the hot air ballon! My pick for a Wellington finalist!

Climatic

I really enjoyed this film. Being a first time 48hr contestant I didn't see it as being cliche mockumentry - I just found it laugh out loud funny in a really quirky way. The lead actor pulling the whole thing off brilliantly.

Journey into the White

It was a pity that the sound was really muddy, because otherwise this was a brill' little animation. I don't think I would never have the energy to do a stop motion for 48hrs! The ending was a bit tacked on... got a reaction from the audience though...

Late

Was it good luck or bad luck that you managed to get the same genre two years in a row? Good luck in so far as you might have had story options from last year, bad luck in the fact you had to follow up on what was an inspired short 'Climatic'. This year was OK, but not as good as 2013. I did start to cringe when I saw the alarm clock, it has been overdone in 48 in the past, but you guys pulled it off. Not sure I picked up on the ending - was he working nightshift, or did he change jobs to nightshift?