A valiant attempt at a musical, but the poor audio synching and randomness of the narrative were major distractions. Few musical attempts have tried to get so many songs in
I guess this was cool. It was also 'HELLA RANDOM'. LIKE, WHAT IS IT WITH FLURO-GOLD WIGS THIS YEAR.... AAHHHHHHHHHHHH. IF YOU WANT ANGRY CAPITAL LETTERS FROM ME, LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THESE AND SOME NOVELTY 'Y2K'/'NYE' SUNNIES FROM YOUR LOCAL TWO DOLLAR SHOP. WHILE WE'RE AT IT, TRY BETTER WITH INCORPORATING YOUR CHARACTER TRAIT AND PROP, I FELT SAD WHEN THESE WERE SHOEHORNED INTO THE FILM WITHIN WHAT FOR MEMORY WAS TEN SECONDS.
Now that is done with, I can certainly give props to the writers here - you were very clever in your word play, and singers you were tuneful. This is no easy feat; our team spent a soul-crushing hour and a half on the Sunday learning this the hard way.* Your actors also had great energy and the seed of your film was original enough to warrant a good score (Sorry, but all of the above, in capitals, was factored heavily into your star rating today).
Unfortunately, you guys were let down by perhaps where you went following this seed. I think we needed a bit more from the central character, while I liked that he sort of 'went with it' at the end, or at least was resigned to having two FLURO-CLAD, TWO-DOLLAR SHOP-GOING, UKULELE WIELDING F**KERS in his ear (the man is a saint) I felt the natural option was to have a number performed by this character with THOSE TWO CRAZIES singing back up. Sound was also hella uneven in this one, which is always tough when you’re trying to record songs that are listenable at the same time as make a film in 48 hours.
*P.S. / note to reader / minor flex: we discovered that when singing isn't going to work, rapping is a lot easier. You cannot rap out of key. But this wasn't a problem, I was just trying to drop a hint in here as to what team I was a part of TEHEHEHEHHEEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE
Bored and apathetic office worker learns to ignore paranoid hallucinations of charming, young, party-ready sprites - who sing.
I liked the vibe of this. Super-low costume budgets or slightly shaky camera work can hardly get in the way of a good story, and there was some great potential here.
Cool and tuneful musicians, I especially enjoyed some of the songs in the office.
The story was quite thin. The main character just seemed to have no motivation or truth underneath all that apathy. Giving him a song, or dramatising what he really thought of the situation, whether panic or comfort or confusion, could have added a lot to the film, as it is his story.
However, this was still a very fun and enjoyable little film.