The Sleepover

Average: 1.6 (4 votes)
The Splatstick Movie
Christchurch > 01

When a couple of teens arrive home late, mum wants an explanation. Cue flashback!

This starts reasonable well but gets a bit confusing when we go to the sleepover as to whose flashback it is. We seem to be in places our teens are not. Camera direction is heard at one point and then it all ends rather abruptly!

Zac Neill

Hard to hear the dialogue at times, unclear plot and an abrupt ending!

I think the premise is really strong, a series of unfortunate events that led the characters to where they are at the moment, looking forward to your next effort.

Good idea that started off pretty strong, I enjoyed a few of the lines from the kids sitting around I thought they were quite funny.

NEXT YEAR: seemed like maybe you guys were a little pushed for time this year, with there being a lack of ending and also a very clear ACTION which while I really enjoyed hearing I'm sure you didn't intend to have there, I'm sure I don't need to tell you guys how to manage your time better as you usually know how to do that by the end of the weekend, and it's different for every team.

Jos Morgan

Definitely a team that will improve with time. I've spoken to a few of them and they seemed pretty dejected about it, but I think overall this one has a lot of really fun elements. Next time I'd like to see the team lean further into their genre.

Alexander Jones
city manager

It's a shame you guys had all this technical trouble!

As it stands, there's a lot of great stuff in this film with a clear understanding of both splatter and slapstick as genres, as both are implemented in parts, and come together as well.
The story was a little confusing and the camera work a bit dodgey, but If you guys hone your craft I could easily see you going far in the future.

You had the audience laughing away after all!

As for your title, "The Sleepover" is a fine, intriguing title, though I'm not sure I remember that element from the actual film.