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A Grave Mistake

Visually excellent and I thought a great effort. I think the strength of the heat will play against it in terms of audience favourites, but nonethless, one of the best animations I have seen this year. Well done guys and looking forward to seeing you again next year!

Chain Of Pain

Well, what can you say about this film. Hard to define, but immensely watchable as something that stood out in this particular heat. When the warning came up prior to screening that this was not suitable for a younger audience, then you knew this was going to be a bit different. Performance of the actor who had the most hilarious dialogue was excellent. Some of the lines had me in stitches and I'm not sure how these came to the writer on the Friday night (I assume), but hats off to you Sir or Sirs, Madam or Madams. Edward Scissorhands with a twist I would say and congratulations for pushing the boundaries in a competition which is renowned for that - and rightly so! May be a contender for the Regional Finals and I have seen similar tongue in cheek efforts make their way all the way to the National Final, so who knows. Could be a dark-horse!

Busted

Well, the man has surpassed himself AGAIN. What can I say? You must have been COCK-a-hoop to see the finished result after CUTS in the edit suite. Great interpretation of the puddle at the start and you know what they say, 'When one door closes, another one opens'. We could have witnessed the cliche high-pitched voice post-severance, so I'm glad this didn't eventuate. Your VFX are always very amusing and this year didn't disappoint. 'Ride a Cock Horse' as the old song goes. Excellent work and look forward to more hilarity in COMING years!

The L Word

One of my favourites on the night. Silly, but well thought out and the acting made it believable. Rolled laughing when they said they had the same problem in that they could only have sex once a month. A great effort guys!

That's Love, Dawg!

I enjoyed this effort and thought it was a good directorial debut. The intro was clever and got laughs from the outset. Loved the goth character who was very believable and played the understatement in a way that allowed me in to the bizarre circumstances that these characters' all found themselves in. The one legged priest offered great comic relief and I would have liked to see more... A great effort and I look forward to seeing more next year!

Seed

Hard to fault this team who always give the best. Cinematography and audio were faultless and the fly-over shot at the end was extraordinary. Had me wondering how they achieved it. That said, the story left me wanting more and the conclusion felt abrupt. The comedy and straight were nicely intertwined and it's hard to pick any other fault with a short that shoud be up there at the end.

Ascension

Some nifty camera work, simple premise and reasonably well executed. Everything seemed to accelerate a bit too much throughout, pacing was off for me. Nevertheless, hard to pull off an epic story like this in the time allowed. Enjoyable overall.

tips

So many laugh out loud moments; really well acted and beautifully shot. Cool Story Bro films set a high standard of production values and I think the lead actress will certainly be contending for overall best performance. Well done!

Broken Clover

Well Mr Salmon, 48HRS may well have kicked our arse this year, but mine is still smarting from the use of the prop. We had fun, that was the main thing. Now I have to just step away for a few minutes while my ACC home-help applies the cream. I should be recovered by next year.

Pop

Who doesn’t like squeezing pimples? This was a really funny premise, well acted with excellent camera-work. Definitely had the 48 hour stamp on it, if that makes sense. Popular pick with the audience and I’m selecting it for at least City Final.

The Brick

Well constructed story, simple but effective. With all the superhero action movies around at the moment, it was a nice point of difference having a homeless guy turn in to something so funny. The fight scene had me laughing hard. Nicely shot and well performed, a great little short in this strong heat.

Broken Clover

Well Mr Salmon, 48HRS may well have kicked our arse this year, but mine is still smarting from the use of the prop. We had fun, that was the main thing. Now I have to just step away for a few minutes while my ACC home-help applies the cream. I should be recovered by next year.

Crime Passionel

Very inventive and funny take on this sometimes tough genre. Audience were rolling in the aisles at certain points and I thought it might end up as the audience number one (or should that be une?). Indeed it did take top spot and this hilarious short has a chance at the City Final.