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Lillian

This movie about a private eye getting phone calls to solve crimes that never happened was very well executed. Visually it looked stunning, and the story was very well executed, kept you guessing until the end. The shots and the framing was very beautiful, except for the odd slip such as the plastic bags seen in the overhead shot that the actor was sitting on. If I was to have one little gripe it was the way the character was incorporated. It did feel a little like it could have almost been a cut and paste job, with just changing the name and characteristic without affecting the story at all. It was well done as it was, but I guess just a little picky thing that stood out to me. But otherwise definitely one of the highlights of the night. Glad it got audience favourite, definitely deserved it.

Running

I enjoyed the concept of the movie, although there were a couple of little niggly things, like Vic knowing the guy 1 year and the event happening on the 1 year anniversary of the death of his wife. Technically well done, although a few sound issues that I noted.

Whiff Drawers

A very funny movie that was very well put together. An interesting story that was very topical, as a lady's date for the night cancels, but she finds a replacement in an unusual place. Clever use of the prop, the rules of dating as stated by the DJ were funny (as was the breaking of them later on), and very enjoyable.

The Unspoken

An interesting film, hitting a lot of the expected horror tropes. A little confusing in some parts, but still a relatively good film.. There were also some technical issues, if I recall the sound had a few issues. Also the singing of Happy Birthday could cause some issues, as Happy Birthday is a copyright song (owned by Time Warner, who can charge up to $10,000 for the use of the song in a film).

The Dark Guardian

A very good take on a fantasy adventure movie, an interesting story that kept you engrossed. Beautifully shot, wonderful location, some cool effects used. Not much more to say really, a very well put together movie.

School's Out

Something different from DF10, but a very enjoyable film. Well shot, well acted, well put together, it was a very good take on the techno thriller genre. My favourite of the heat (apart from my own of course).

DEATH RADIO 2000

An enjoyable horror movie, about a guy who is controlled by one of his household appliances, the radio of the title. Liked the use of the technical element, was most upset about what happened to the Pink Panther though. Had all the elements, was funny and had the nice twist at the end. From viewing the credits it appeared to be essentially a one-person team, so great job.

Sleep My Pretty

A fun movie, which is what I have come to expect from this team. However, apart from the bits at the end, didn't really feel too much like a horror film to me. Unless the horror of the same boring day to day life was what they were going for. Very well put together technically, no real issues that I noticed.

Ace of Hearts

I liked the story of this film, although I do think that they tried to fit too much story in, as evidenced by the title card at the end outlining what happened. This would have been better to have shown, even in an Animal House "Where are they now" type of ending, with the information subtitled over shots of the various people. In terms of the musical aspect, I think you made a good go of it. The random shots of the band did take me out of the film somewhat, and there may have been too many songs, although I did like that each character got their own style of music, to match their personality somewhat. The sound did cause issues, did seem to be peaking a bit, but I think that may have been the set-up at the heats. Will be interested to check it out once it is online to see if the same issues are there.

Kingdom Of Shadow

A very stylistic and enjoyable flick, although may require a second viewing to get my head around it properly!!??! The use of a voiceover that paralleled and then swerved violently to the left in contrast to the images was very well executed. Also a nice use of the prop, was good to see the originality of use with that. Really good musical score, which worked well with the images to create just the right mood.

Memory GLITCH

This was a well done film, definitely in keeping with the techno thriller genre. I particularly liked your use of the POV shot. Technically looked very good too, well put together. Definitely deserving of the audience favourite for the heat.

Stuck in Stockholm

A serious movie, I can see why it was moved to the end of the heat for adult themes. An interesting take on the obsessive relationship genre, well done with a few technical issues, particularly around the sound. But still a well done film.

The Journey

A decent movie, not particularly an original concept, as behind the scenes 48 hours movies have been done before (some would say to death). Had some genuinely funny moments, such as the state of the art camera, and cranking the focus. Good acting from the cast, and some great lines delivered well. Technically it looked well put together too, nice use of insert shots.

Flight

A well done dance movie about the boy who messes up a move at a party and so goes into training to get it right and redeem himself. Well put together, although the audio was a little off at times. The ending was a little unexpected, with the story of the girl friend seeming to just develop at the last second (unless I missed something earlier). But overall, a very good effort, given this is the genre everyone and their dog seems to hate.

Full Retard

Zarquon's Fish always do great work, and this one is no exception. A great take on the action genre, hitting pretty much every action trope there is. Excellent work by the lead actor, pulling off some great fight scenes and a fairly consistent accent. And this movie just goes to show you never want him to go Full Retard (the d is silent).

9.00am BOOM!

Probably my favourite film of the heat, just a shame you were disqualified. Had a few technical issues, particularly around the sound in some cases (as has been mentioned by others). A nice, simple story that was well told, which can make up for technical difficulties for me. Another great film from this team (I loved the Teddy Bears Picnic last year), and I deifnitely look forward to seeing what they can come up with in the future. Well done team!

Stuck

Another "behind the scenes of the 48 hours" however a spin on the immobilised genre. A well done film, identifying a bunch of ways an immobilised movie could be made, so not much in the way of a story. Some very cool special effects, the playing cards one being particularly memorable. An enjoyable film overall.

Self-Contained Flat

A quirky little horror movie about a real estate agent showing a self contained flat to potential renters. Very well done, the twist wasn't revealed too early (I heard some people in the audience surprised when it happened), good use of the line of dialogue.

Deadline

A very good end of the world movie, but focussed more on humanity as opposed to what is causing the world to end. Had a good use of the slo-mo, and the countdown clock as a way to cut between the alternating storylines was nice, even if I was expecting the 24 clock countdown sound every time I saw it. Only issues was with the interlacing, but that's something to remember for next time. Really nice to see a school team that actually tackled the subject in a serious manner (ignoring the pratt fall), and I really look forward to what you guys and girls can come up with next year.

DON'T TRUST THE GLITCH IN APARTMENT 23

A shame this film was late, as I could have easily seen this as a finalist. A well made short, showing a glimpse of the possible near future. Well shot and well edited, with some brilliant acting by the android.

The Unspoken

An interesting film, hitting a lot of the expected horror tropes. A little confusing in some parts, but still a relatively good film.. There were also some technical issues, if I recall the sound had a few issues. Also the singing of Happy Birthday could cause some issues, as Happy Birthday is a copyright song (owned by Time Warner, who can charge up to $10,000 for the use of the song in a film).

Deadline

A very good end of the world movie, but focussed more on humanity as opposed to what is causing the world to end. Had a good use of the slo-mo, and the countdown clock as a way to cut between the alternating storylines was nice, even if I was expecting the 24 clock countdown sound every time I saw it. Only issues was with the interlacing, but that's something to remember for next time. Really nice to see a school team that actually tackled the subject in a serious manner (ignoring the pratt fall), and I really look forward to what you guys and girls can come up with next year.

Reunion with Reality

A nicely done animation, although I have zero idea how it related to the reunion genre. Still, being able to pull off animation in 48 hours is an achievement, and something that not many people could do well, so well done to this team.

Reunion with Reality

A nicely done animation, although I have zero idea how it related to the reunion genre. Still, being able to pull off animation in 48 hours is an achievement, and something that not many people could do well, so well done to this team.

Stuck

Another "behind the scenes of the 48 hours" however a spin on the immobilised genre. A well done film, identifying a bunch of ways an immobilised movie could be made, so not much in the way of a story. Some very cool special effects, the playing cards one being particularly memorable. An enjoyable film overall.

Must Be Perfect

Another great effort from One Whare. Their second year where they have made a film with no dialogue (if I remember last year correctly), and they managed to pull this one off as well. Nice acting from all involved, and a fun premise to the film.

ROUNDS

I knew going in that these guys getting action would play to their strengths, and was not disappointed. A really enjoyable film with clever use of the prop and the technical element, some great special effects and a story that made sense (within the context of the film).

The Journey

A decent movie, not particularly an original concept, as behind the scenes 48 hours movies have been done before (some would say to death). Had some genuinely funny moments, such as the state of the art camera, and cranking the focus. Good acting from the cast, and some great lines delivered well. Technically it looked well put together too, nice use of insert shots.

School's Out

Something different from DF10, but a very enjoyable film. Well shot, well acted, well put together, it was a very good take on the techno thriller genre. My favourite of the heat (apart from my own of course).

Running

I enjoyed the concept of the movie, although there were a couple of little niggly things, like Vic knowing the guy 1 year and the event happening on the 1 year anniversary of the death of his wife. Technically well done, although a few sound issues that I noted.

The Empath

An absolutely visually stunning film. Beautifully shot and executed, with no dialogue that I can recall. Very difficult to understand though, not quite sure what was going on or where the converging storylines were.

20 Days of Songnia

An enjoyable movie, made all the better by being stuck with the dreaded musical genre. The concept was well done and well executed, the singing worked in the movie, and it had some great sequences. Technically well made, with some amusing lines, and looked very good (particularly the dance sequence). Definitely deserving of the audience favourite on the night.

The Legend of Nicky Brick

A story about an extremely unlucky man, as the title suggests, this film had a great few moments of laughter throughout, particularly the slo-mo moment, which while being telegraphed a bit still worked very well. Loved the bikes. The music cuts seemed off, and the video editing could have used a bit more work. Also, I didn't really get the urban legend part of it from the movie, although looking it up now I realise it was the entering pin in reverse thing (which I had never heard of).