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Somebody Someone Jaimee Poipoi

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Travellin Boozeman

This one was filmed really really well and the opening scene had me excited for the rest of the film. I enjoyed the song and felt it had been really well done for 48 hours. The 'Ass' shot made me laugh and big ups to the brave actor! I enjoyed the stealing of the clothes and the POV into the house, What started out as a strong first half unfortunately declined towards the end of the film. I wasn't sure what happened at the end and felt liked I had missed something. Looking forward to seeing what else this group can do.

Don't Do The Right Thing

What was the tone you were looking for in this piece? drama? comedy? coming of age? Be careful with the over all feel of your film as I felt this jumped from 2 extremes in story lines (the good deeds leading male was overly happy and the other lead was overly dramatic), when they came together at the end I didn't connect with either of them. The guy picked up his card and gave it back to him and it changed his life? I'm sorry but it missed the mark for me.

Apple Smash

This team always produces a really polished interesting film. Interesting use of the ULTRA element. See you in the Finals.

Travellin Boozeman

This one was filmed really really well and the opening scene had me excited for the rest of the film. I enjoyed the song and felt it had been really well done for 48 hours. The 'Ass' shot made me laugh and big ups to the brave actor! I enjoyed the stealing of the clothes and the POV into the house, What started out as a strong first half unfortunately declined towards the end of the film. I wasn't sure what happened at the end and felt liked I had missed something. Looking forward to seeing what else this group can do.

Escalation

A really fun film. The flatmates were great and the low budget techno machines were bad but in a really really good way. Keep writing and making films, you had the audience laughing for most of your film. I think with a little bit more technical knowledge this team could do well. Good work.

We Run The Night

A really great film that was a stand out of the night for me. I also agree that this film would be an amazing promotional video of Dunedin as I loved many of the shots of the empty streets. The film had me captured and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. I would have to say that it felt more like a really great music video rather than a short film though. I would've loved to have seen some clever way of using the reverse footage to make the film appear as though it was moving forward??? but other then that this was one of my favourites of the night and I even went online during the heats to let other teams know to look out for the 48 film done in reverse.

The Long-Con

The photos at the end of this film made it! they were great.

We Run The Night

A really great film that was a stand out of the night for me. I also agree that this film would be an amazing promotional video of Dunedin as I loved many of the shots of the empty streets. The film had me captured and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. I would have to say that it felt more like a really great music video rather than a short film though. I would've loved to have seen some clever way of using the reverse footage to make the film appear as though it was moving forward??? but other then that this was one of my favourites of the night and I even went online during the heats to let other teams know to look out for the 48 film done in reverse.

That Mess in Burgundy

One of the best films of all 5 heats. When this film first appeared on the screen I was like "wow... now we have a film". Very high production value, short simple story to follow and great acting from the male leads. This film had some hilarious moments, the 'Vic Meyer killings' and the 'Kill at the end' was just too funny. I also enjoyed the Insomniac element of this film. One of the most polished looking films so far good luck for the rest of the competition.

THE HOPELESS LIFE OF SNOZ MEYER

Really enjoyed your intro and also the way the line of dialog was used in this film. Quite a fun short film to watch and the older leading man was great to watch.

404 - Friend not found

Great lead actor. I did enjoy this film and the scene where he cut himself was great (a bit obvious that it was makeup, but still worked well). I did engage with the lead character and generally felt his loneliness. I also got the ending and thought it came across quite clear. I'd say to watch your pacing in areas. The repetitive of the shots (eating sandwich, getting ready in the morning, walking down the steps, shutting the gate) felt like it played out a little long and we already got it. But good creepy film and good luck for the rest of the competition.

Mental Note

This was a great film with a catchy tune and a sweet story. I esp loved it when all the characters were singing together in a Brady Bunch intro kind of a way... really cool. One of my favourite films from all 5 heats with high production value. There was only one time when everyone was singing and I couldn't understand what they were saying, but regardless this still stood out as one of the best films of the night.Well done for pulling off one of the hardest and most feared genres... the musical.

A Delicate Point

My favourite film of the heat. Simple animation and fun story. A shame about the sound dropping out. Had their been music to carry the images it would've been a really great little film. Still my fav of the night.

Don't Do The Right Thing

What was the tone you were looking for in this piece? drama? comedy? coming of age? Be careful with the over all feel of your film as I felt this jumped from 2 extremes in story lines (the good deeds leading male was overly happy and the other lead was overly dramatic), when they came together at the end I didn't connect with either of them. The guy picked up his card and gave it back to him and it changed his life? I'm sorry but it missed the mark for me.

Mental Note

This was a great film with a catchy tune and a sweet story. I esp loved it when all the characters were singing together in a Brady Bunch intro kind of a way... really cool. One of my favourite films from all 5 heats with high production value. There was only one time when everyone was singing and I couldn't understand what they were saying, but regardless this still stood out as one of the best films of the night.Well done for pulling off one of the hardest and most feared genres... the musical.

Vigil

I was a little confused with your story here but the lead actor put on a good performance as a disturbed young man. I feel this film would've worked well with some music to highten some of the scenes as unfortunately I felt the audience didn't connect with the story as much as you'd hoped. Good luck for the competition.

That Mess in Burgundy

One of the best films of all 5 heats. When this film first appeared on the screen I was like "wow... now we have a film". Very high production value, short simple story to follow and great acting from the male leads. This film had some hilarious moments, the 'Vic Meyer killings' and the 'Kill at the end' was just too funny. I also enjoyed the Insomniac element of this film. One of the most polished looking films so far good luck for the rest of the competition.

With In

Major sound issues with your film unfortunately (but I'm sure you knew that) and I was unable to hear the dialog and follow the film. There was some great cinematography and the lighting at that tree was amazing. Pity about your sound but good luck for the rest of the competition.

Jump Start

Prob my favourite of the night. The cheesy intro helped to kick off the feel for the rest of the film. Lots of gags in this film which kept me smiling from beginning to end. A few issues with the lighting and also a boom in shot for quite awhile but other then that was a good funny film for a tricky genre.

Jaded

The cinematography in this film is incredible. Really beautifully framed and the lighting was stunning. Was well thought out. I'm not usually one for drug related films, but this wasn't overplayed and felt very realistic and smart. The concept was simple and well executed by the lead actor and supporting cast. Brave film and an interesting and unexpected take on the time travel genre. Well done.

Closing in Five

I did enjoy this and was quite excited to see where it was going to go. Great gags and technically was very good. I agree with the other reviews in your ending fell a little flat at the end, but I'll be checking out more of your work. Good luck for the rest of the comp