'An Author’s Tale' by Rangiora High School

Film name: 
An Author’s Tale
Genre: 
The Fantasy or Adventure Movie
Heat: 
Average rating: 
2.5
Your rating: None Average: 2.5 (3 votes)
5

[DQ - late]

Morgan is obsessed with his book and continues reading it after his mum has told him to go asleep. The book sparks his imagination.

This was actually quite a good attempt at bringing a book to life - it's certainly not a new idea but Rangiora HS should be congratulated for their seemless integration of real and imagined in this film. The acting is pretty good and I enjoyed how when his reading changed pace, the action also changed pace. Good idea! The mum (even though you tried to hide her) was a bit young and make sure your music doesn't go on for too long after your credits finish!

Nice work, but be on time next year!

4

The costume scenes were really interesting and shot nicely and the actors did a good job. If you had played more on this aspect of your film it would have added a lot of flavour to your film. Overall a tidy film.

6

Some of what I enjoyed:

Great opening guitar music.
Great costumes on the "human toys"
Great effect, going between the book and what the boy was imagining.
I liked the book title/cover.
Very poignant final point about authors being liars. Nice.

Great stuff, but you guys should definitely test your workflow for next year.