'Up' by Friends of The Hum

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A captivating biopic... but about who? Well, you'll see.
It's good casting and I suspect "Friends of the Hum" is a large crew. Their actors are interesting, if mildly annoying at times, as they portray a cult leader in a rise-and-fall story. Keep your ears and eyes open in its last minute of film, a predictable yet somehow unexpected twist is coming right for you.


We follow the rise and fall of a beacon of power as he discovers his calling in life. Well filmed and great acting. Although I worked out where they were going with it after the dance scene, I still enjoyed the ride to the end. This was a great story and hats off to the scriptwriter/writers, that was a pretty swish effort.
Nice transfer of power in final scene, that was brilliantly subtle ! I like it when a director doesn't state the obvious but lets audience fill in the blanks instead ! City final contender.


From an art direction and cinematography point of view, this film had a lot going for it. The costumes and locations that the team managed to pull together at short notice were pretty impressive. However, the story left me a bit confused...what was with the road signs? Why couldn't the girl look up? Why did the lead keep falling over? I felt like I was missing something.
Technically, this is a very strong team, their writing just needed a bit of polish.


A biopic on a religious leader, his rise and descend. It was a very well shot and edited short film. The only thing I didnt get was what he and his followers were worshiping. I also thought the acting was great.

Rough Reviews

I don't know what these guys were trying to do but it didn't work. Sorry guys, I'm sure you thought the above-average-for-this-competition production values and acting would make you stand out, but your story made most of us feel sick.

Warwick "dogs breakfast"

Not totally WTF but definitely some elements in this film.
An unusual and funny and I loved the "Destiny" ending.
I thought the main character was funny and loved the seventies flashback.
The child version of the lead was great and when either of them fainted it was hilarious. :)