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Long Haul

by Lil Kings

Spacefaring courier Logan is stranded after he runs out of fuel on a delivery when he is comforted by a mysterious radio signal.


Captain's log, star date 20...whatever is a nice way to set the scene for the shape of things to come, a touching intercom buddy film where dwindling oxygen levels were kept private at one end.

Really strong performance by your lead actor in the space ship, though the dad on the other hand did a particularly good job conveying character through just his voice also. I liked the human element at play here with the isolation of space feeling particularly relevant in 2021.

Whilst it might seem obvious to point out, the cardboard and duct tape set design took me out of my suspension of disbelief at times in the film. It was a bit of a shame, because your script was really strong and in the second half of the film you were utilising some fantastic camera angles that disguised the budget nature of the set design, allowing me as a viewer to truly become engaged with the bigger questions you were having as ponder.

Story: 3.5/5
Technical: 2.5/5
Elements: 3.5/5
Overall: 3.5/5

Bloody love me a ‘Sweded’ sci-fi and the production here stamped big dumb grins on my face. The lead was very strong too—a necessity given the dialogue-heavy script.

If there’s one big criticism I have, it’s that the papier-mâché world doesn’t really mesh with the very serious tone of the film. This isn’t to say the film needed to be completely goofy but more moments of lighthearted humour would have helped connect the script to the production.

Still, this was a solid watch. An admirable one, even.

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