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Love In Bloom

by Southern Belles


Hey Southern Belles, I'm not a judge but I was utterly perplexed by the press conference footage of Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield that wasn't just incidental but in fact the key driver for the plot of the film, as our lead actress really got obsessed with our Director-General of Health.

Like to the point of checking out during the heat screening is the level of bewilderment I was at. I appreciate you crediting all sources, and I'm not trying to be a stickler for rules, I was just genuinely wide eyed and shocked that this footage supposedly got clearance for a commercial film competition.

Now after checking out in the heats I've watched this again now and that was a fantastic performance by Rhiannon McCall and well edited as her obsession grew and grew. Loved the cameo by Hamish Parkinson in the end too.

Topical films are always of course pretty common in 48 Hours so whilst you stood out from the pack, I wish wish wish it had been without all that pre-existing footage.

If I'm wrong here and that was all fair game for a commercial film comp then please accept my apologies for bringing so much attention to it.

Story: 2.5/5
Technical: 3.5/5
Elements: 3/5
Overall: 2.5/5

Enjoyed watching the story progress. It was relevant, had me laughing a few times and was well put together.
Think the beginning was a bit choppy, but once it got into the 'obsession' part of the film it flowed quite nicely. There's some tech things that could have been better and I felt the ending was a bit off the mark - but meh.
Good effort team! Thanks for entertaining moi :)

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