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Spy Tunes

Musical is a phobia for most 48 teams and sadly it seems it may not have been the genre of choice for The Cardboard Hoarders... That aside, I really enjoyed the nice and simple spy story with the sprinklings of kiwiana humor. Acting was decent, with a solid performance from the lead who carried the weight of the dialogue. I remember your guys entry last year and this year was a solid step up from that, so I look forward to next year...

A Tale of Two Bricks

One of the better Superhero films I've seen. A nice lighthearted story that was packed with plenty of humour. Great use of the Superhero Father, speechless goons and...tap dancing son? But lets not forget the epic 'Tricycle Dub step Rampage' scene. Gold. Main thing that I felt was lacking was the finale duel between the Father and Son. Sadly it seemed a little empty when my heart was still thumping from that dub step. Still much enjoyed.

Accidental Candyman

Doing a musical when it's not your genre, that's ballsy! But that was among the best musicals I've seen done in 48. Story was a nice play on the reunion genre, and there was some genius dialogue/lyrics. (And the subtitles certainly helped pick up any lost words) Great job.

Journey into the White

Thanks for all the reviews folks! From the Stoves Mouth - after 8 years of 48 with live action/ actors, we made a call to hit the reset button and try something completely different. After never doing stop-motion (or animation) before, it was a really enjoyable curveball for us. Here’s our synopsis: Three pilgrims from three different lands travel to ‘The land of the long white’ for Enwhitenment. They travel via the helpful talking boat (MF) who is soon revealed as an apocalyptic rapture forecaster ‘The end is nigh’ (is an eye) and dumps the ‘blind’ followers into the sea. We zoom out to see the whole world has been set on an eyeball. Final shot = The boat was right! All in 2.5 minutes. Yeah, we were ambitious :)

Spy Tunes

Musical is a phobia for most 48 teams and sadly it seems it may not have been the genre of choice for The Cardboard Hoarders... That aside, I really enjoyed the nice and simple spy story with the sprinklings of kiwiana humor. Acting was decent, with a solid performance from the lead who carried the weight of the dialogue. I remember your guys entry last year and this year was a solid step up from that, so I look forward to next year...

Late

Hey LL! It was great to see you back in the comp after your fantastic entry last year. I thoroughly enjoyed Late, it was a simple concept with a unique twist on the 'dude that can't wake up on time' genre. Although a little repetitive, the gags were clever enough not to make it drag. Solid technicals, although I can't quite remember where the line was used (did the boss mouth it?).

Sticks & Stones

Really slick little film this one. It nailed the Fantasy genre without providing us dragons, knights or anything predictable. It was original with a very simple and effective story. Nice bit of hate going on between the mother & young woman. Not entirely convinced by the use of the rocks and the story behind them, but hey.... 48 hours! Well done.

Exit Room

This film had a great mood to it with good colours and locations. However, as the potato mentioned, motivation was lacking for the lead and it didn't quite sell me to story and bring me in to the fantasy/adventure genre. I did enjoy it as it had strong potential and there were some nice concepts with the transitions using the leaves but I feel that it wasn't quite nailed.

Your Ball Sux

Hey VPP! I thought this was the winning story of our heat and could have beaten ours for shock ending! Nice work from the child actor, and ingenious special effects. The only let-downs for me were technical - sound in particular. But we're ALL guilty of that at times ;) Overall, its a solid 48 hour entry with an original twist. Well done.

Waiting for Morgan

Hey VCP! Although mockumentry is not a favourite style of mine, you guys executed it VERY well. As before, VCP featured quality acting and production value. It seems others have felt the ending a little weak, but personally it seemed fitting with the character and it hit that 'cringe' nerve well. Could be up for some nominations.

Your Ball Sux

Hey VPP! I thought this was the winning story of our heat and could have beaten ours for shock ending! Nice work from the child actor, and ingenious special effects. The only let-downs for me were technical - sound in particular. But we're ALL guilty of that at times ;) Overall, its a solid 48 hour entry with an original twist. Well done.

Journey into the White

Thanks for all the reviews folks! From the Stoves Mouth - after 8 years of 48 with live action/ actors, we made a call to hit the reset button and try something completely different. After never doing stop-motion (or animation) before, it was a really enjoyable curveball for us. Here’s our synopsis: Three pilgrims from three different lands travel to ‘The land of the long white’ for Enwhitenment. They travel via the helpful talking boat (MF) who is soon revealed as an apocalyptic rapture forecaster ‘The end is nigh’ (is an eye) and dumps the ‘blind’ followers into the sea. We zoom out to see the whole world has been set on an eyeball. Final shot = The boat was right! All in 2.5 minutes. Yeah, we were ambitious :)

Sticks & Stones

Really slick little film this one. It nailed the Fantasy genre without providing us dragons, knights or anything predictable. It was original with a very simple and effective story. Nice bit of hate going on between the mother & young woman. Not entirely convinced by the use of the rocks and the story behind them, but hey.... 48 hours! Well done.

Accidental Candyman

Doing a musical when it's not your genre, that's ballsy! But that was among the best musicals I've seen done in 48. Story was a nice play on the reunion genre, and there was some genius dialogue/lyrics. (And the subtitles certainly helped pick up any lost words) Great job.