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A Matter of Time

by Apple Fork

Documentary following a young kiwi man and his new invention - the worlds first time machine.


With our interviewed lead announcing he was never the smart kid, although quantum physics were his thing, I had the worrying feeling that we would be going down the much dreaded mockumentary road, but Apple Fork quickly laid my fears to bed with a glorious garden shed time traveling piss-take that mocked everything from Netflix to The Butterfly Effect.

Expectations were so quickly subverted with a wicked script, that I must say I am really looking forward to seeing it again. When the tinkering would be inventor documents his invisible umbrella and need for a replacement part in the time traveling device he is building, the foundation is laid where we think we might see a Marty McFly type adventure, but instead the space time continuum gets wrecked and multiple ideologies bring comic genius to proceedings.

This was all about the performance of the lead for selling the film. You were engaging and likeable and showed a fantastic range. I thought that your understanding of body positioning on screen combined with the differentiating costumes gave the film the contrast and energy it needed to really stand out from the crowd. Well done. Jokes were almost all hits, so props for the script in that regard too.

One of the best endings in this year's comp so far, I absolutely burst out laughing at how you wrapped things up here with just one more satisfying subversive story beat.

Technically really solid. I noted one absolutely glorious overhead shot and everything was really clean. Obviously my ratings are arbitrary, so it's more me rating based on where I think you stand compared to the other super storng films I've seen so far, and in many ways the fact that I didn't notice any issues from a technical POV means my grade might be slightly low. Awesome work.

Story: 4.5/5
Technical: 4/5
Elements: 4/5
Overall: 4.5/5

Really enjoyed this film, lots of different cooky characters at different stages in the lead's traumatic future coming back to warn said lead of impending doom. the actor created several different looks for different stages of time travel. by doing the the shave a beard down in different stages. i really liked the crazy inventor and the the technical time travel elements were great. ending was the icing on the cake to an already solid film

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