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Open, Closed Doors

We had an awesome and diverse team and a challenging genre this year. Thanks to every DERP who lent a hand, we couldn't have made this film without the help of everyone. For those who say they can see the edit(s), this is a true one shot. We spent all morning blocking and after 4 and a half tries, we had the take that we needed, which left the good part of Saturday for composting some fancy special effects. Thanks to our lead actor, Kevin Harty, he was wonderful to work with and he stuck around until the final render. The amazing Andy Bennett with the theme song and writing talents, and our beautiful producer, Lisa Te Brake, without whom none of us would be making films together. Thanks also to everyone who reviewed our film, it's wonderful to hear what everyone has to say and what they've taken away from watching it... See you all next year.

Happy Birthday Nicky Brick

This was a very entertaining short film... Funny, well played and quality after effect work. The ensemble cast worked very well together and each character was well thought out. I wonder how the drug using fits into an M rating? I've been keeping an eye out for the One Shot films as I know how tricky these are to make and I think that 10 Trucks did an awesome job, however there was a cut from the birthday card to the living room in the very beginning... hate to split hairs because other than that it was flawless!

Brothers

Certainly the boldest 48hr film I've experienced, and I say 'experienced' because this film refuses to be 'watched'. Team ADHDMi have the audience silent and mesmerized from the beginning to the unexpected fin. I was personally squirming in my seat from the uncomfortable moments created by prolonged black outs and long cuts. The triumph was that very real emotional responses were literally ripped from my soul as I watched. As a film maker I was in awe of the complexity and subtlety of the not so frozen freeze frames. Well done ADHDMi, I will certainly keep an enthusiastic eye out for future films.

I Got Robots

For some reason this film was placed in line for the heat, but what a great ending to an overall good heat. Chess Club delivers a hilarious, well paced, brilliantly acted Robot Movie. This little film had the audience rolling in the aisles within the first minute of the film and didn't stop until the lights came up for voting. I think I swallowed my gum! WTG guys... loved it.

Evilly Evil

Best Musical so far. For a genre that everyone fears it's great to see a team take it on and come up with something entertaining! Nice Job!

UNPLUGGED

A guy who works in an ear plug factory? Brilliant!!! Perfectly executed film with such a tricky genre. This film really stood out in this heat and was an obvious favorite. Great payoff at the end and stylishly shot! Great job Black History Fortnight!

THWUP

Very professional look and the sound production was perfect! Acting is often overlooked as an essential skill in short films, these guys nailed it with excellent actors who played their rolls perfectly.

Brick's Quest

The film's intro summed up Dog's Breakfast's filmology and jarred some fond memories of looking back through this team's history. With all the hard work from the past and improved film making through the years, DB hit the nail on the head. This was the most enjoyable and entertaining short and had me "rolling in the aisles". Good job, you deserve a prize this year.

Sons of Thunder

I felt a little like I was under a Blitzkrieg of F-bombs in this one. Lots of special effects that dazzled and very natural and good acting by the entire cast. Interesting premise that twisted just so right at the end. I'm a little afraid to give a bad review for fear that the supporting actor will kick my ass. Great job guys!

Dead Meat

This is a winning film from the heart pounding beginning to the jaw dropping end. Beautifully shot and flawlessly acted by a young cast that draw you into the post apocalyptic world created by a very talented production team 1001. Watch this film very closely and I challenge anyone to find a fault in it. Can't wait to see more, in fact I will be looking up past efforts from this team.

The Vocation

Have to admit that when I saw this film, I lost all hope for winning the heat. The film was beautifully shot, good lighting and the editing kept the story moving along beautifully. The acting was superior with the main character drawing me into his demented little world with every word and awkward twitch. I was thoroughly sucked in! Awesome job, can't wait to see more of your work.

Bobbie PiN

I'd like to give major kudos to the cast and crew of this film. Having only gotten together a week before the competition and some members only met for the first time on the Friday of the contest, there was awesome chemistry. Brad Smith played Michael Cockburger perfectly. And his contribution in the writing was genius, "I want to build a moat" and the whole barcode collector thing was inspired. Lisa TeBrake made a delicious leading lady as well as her organizing skills as the producer of the film. I'm honored to have been a part of this team. Thanks to everyone for your awesome reviews!!!

Brothers

Certainly the boldest 48hr film I've experienced, and I say 'experienced' because this film refuses to be 'watched'. Team ADHDMi have the audience silent and mesmerized from the beginning to the unexpected fin. I was personally squirming in my seat from the uncomfortable moments created by prolonged black outs and long cuts. The triumph was that very real emotional responses were literally ripped from my soul as I watched. As a film maker I was in awe of the complexity and subtlety of the not so frozen freeze frames. Well done ADHDMi, I will certainly keep an enthusiastic eye out for future films.

Threesome

This has got to be a killer genre, but Assholes & Elbows were able to embrace it and use the "no dialog" to it's full potential. The story was easy to follow and got quite dramatic by the end. Good job going for the hard drama and pulling it off. Nice short film.

Fad Bust

Well deserved audience choice award!! I loved the concept of busting fads! And the twist at the end where Bobby Young ended up being the biggest fad of all was brilliant writing. The camera work was hard to watch for some members of our group with the hand held effect literally forcing some friends to close their eyes to avoid a seizure. Over all, funny as hell. Good job.

Open, Closed Doors

We had an awesome and diverse team and a challenging genre this year. Thanks to every DERP who lent a hand, we couldn't have made this film without the help of everyone. For those who say they can see the edit(s), this is a true one shot. We spent all morning blocking and after 4 and a half tries, we had the take that we needed, which left the good part of Saturday for composting some fancy special effects. Thanks to our lead actor, Kevin Harty, he was wonderful to work with and he stuck around until the final render. The amazing Andy Bennett with the theme song and writing talents, and our beautiful producer, Lisa Te Brake, without whom none of us would be making films together. Thanks also to everyone who reviewed our film, it's wonderful to hear what everyone has to say and what they've taken away from watching it... See you all next year.

Time Terminal

This was a seamless and perfect sequel to the winning video for last year!! Continuing directly where last year's film left off. So clever and well done! Not fair that it didn't get a nod from the audience. Tough heat, lots of competition in heat 3!

Dead Meat

This is a winning film from the heart pounding beginning to the jaw dropping end. Beautifully shot and flawlessly acted by a young cast that draw you into the post apocalyptic world created by a very talented production team 1001. Watch this film very closely and I challenge anyone to find a fault in it. Can't wait to see more, in fact I will be looking up past efforts from this team.

I Think We Might Have To Do Something

Anyone is brave to work with "Children or Animals". The child actors (including the infant) played their parts perfectly! Even though Mum was unconscious for most of the film, she carried her insomniac scene really well. I think that everyone was relieved that Botham Spies gave us a sneak peak as to how "the driving" was pulled off... Very original, loved this film.

Good Intentions

The premise for this film was really good! A ghost, trapped in between life and death and forced to "live" in the house that Vic Meyer moves into. The ghost becomes infatuated with her and then.... well.... nothing until the very end. I feel that this could have really been an excellent little film but it just deflated and didn't deliver. Good acting, great idea, no pacing. Can't wait to see what Bootypoppers comes up with after a little more film making experience.

Last Chapter First

Beautifully shot and very clever with the concept. Good job acting out the tormented writer, it drew me in to the whole story. Most of all, thank you for all the wonderful and positive reviews given on this website, would love to have coffee sometime.

Paranormal Dancetivity 4- Slave to the Beat

This was my favorite film of the heat, imagine my disappointment when I was denied the privilege of voting for it... shame for the DQ. There was a natural flow to this short and the dancing specters was original and highly entertaining, even the location with the creepy wallpaper was a marvelous touch. Keep making films and by next year's V48 you'll cut off some precious time from your post production... Yay Bacon versus Lollipop.

Chums

Awaiting Bald Faced Cheek's submission this year and was delighted by an excellent, light-hearted film about an obsessive guy wanting to have a (disturbing) bromance with the Vic Meyer. Funny funny funny... nice job guys!

Happy Birthday Nicky Brick

This was a very entertaining short film... Funny, well played and quality after effect work. The ensemble cast worked very well together and each character was well thought out. I wonder how the drug using fits into an M rating? I've been keeping an eye out for the One Shot films as I know how tricky these are to make and I think that 10 Trucks did an awesome job, however there was a cut from the birthday card to the living room in the very beginning... hate to split hairs because other than that it was flawless!

Paranormal Dancetivity 4- Slave to the Beat

This was my favorite film of the heat, imagine my disappointment when I was denied the privilege of voting for it... shame for the DQ. There was a natural flow to this short and the dancing specters was original and highly entertaining, even the location with the creepy wallpaper was a marvelous touch. Keep making films and by next year's V48 you'll cut off some precious time from your post production... Yay Bacon versus Lollipop.

Unspecified Search Engine

Inspired idea shooting the scene on the merry go round. I've never seen that before. I loved the randomness and humour in the writing. Sorry about the DQ, shame as you had a good chance at the prize.