Average: 3.7 (5 votes)
Fairytale / Fantasy
Auckland > 14

This film was a triumph. I've always said 'you can never have too much monarch butterfly in a classic 90's tale'.
Shine on you crazy diamonds.

This movie went from eye rolling cringe to absurdly hilarious. Whether that was deliberate or not I couldn't say, though I suppose it doesn't even matter. The story was disjointed and minimal, the effects were atrocious, and yet it got some of the biggest laughs of the night in a pretty comedic heat. Was it a great film? No, but it's films like this that make me love this competition!


A team after my own heart I think, I was cringing most of the time but only because you made the film I would have made before I went to film school. Terrible green-screening, way too much badly animated monarch butterfly, and Alduin to boot! Very entertaining, but I think pretty much all the jokes that landed did so because of the bad VFX. The VHS stuff was pointless, I hope you didn't waste too much time on it, but plugins are usually easy to wrangle so I doubt they were a big impediment to production.

I'm a bit torn about what I want to see from you guys in the future, do I want you to improve? Yes because you are clearly enthusiastic, but that might kill the charm of your lo-fi work. Metal Wizard says if you want any tips and are good at internet stalking, feel free to hit him up - he is a master at green screening and cheap VFX.

Oh and I almost forgot - the drone! Not many drone shots in Heat 14 this year, but I think that's because they were all crammed into this film, due to the nature of what this film is (glorious crap) the over use of drone shots worked really well.

I like a bit of absurdism every now and then, but this one was bewildering.

Good,​ ​bad,​ ​epic,​ original, ​insane​ ​and/or​ ​genius!​ Butterfly's​ ​and​ ​dragons.​
This​ ​one​ ​flew​ ​off​ ​into​ ​the​ ​stratosphere​ ​both​ ​literally​ ​and​ ​figuratively.

My fave from heat 14! Grrrr!