Heist School Musical

Average: 2.9 (5 votes)
The Heist Movie
Taranaki > 01
Pastafarian Productions was formerly a duo team but this year we added some friends and family. We also decided to add an extra layer of challenge by doing a musical when we didn't have to (whose idea was that?!). Having never done a musical before, and because I (Hannah) had to record/mix the music as well as operate the camera and direct and edit, the challenge of writing songs meant we started filming at 11pm on Saturday! This was the first time in a while that I felt like we may not pull it off before the deadline. Luckily we had only a 5 hour shoot, but the late night meant a bit less time on Sunday for polishing up the film in the edit. We had a heap of fun making this though, as our first foray into musical. A lot of funny moments and good memories made, especially the part where we choreographed the final dance scene, and tried to learn it and get it right between 3-4am on Sunday. It only took about 50 takes! We hope you at the very least enjoy the delightful parody title :)

One of the stand out favourites for me. Absolutely the best door slam. Fancy putting a musical onto yourself! You made a great job of it too. The use of the black costuming helped pull it all together nicely and suited the musical genre. Well done!


A class of students at Heist School need to pass their final assessment to earn a "License to Heist".

Ambitious effort this one by electing to do Musical! I liked the concept, it was filmed well and the song recording was also solid. The stage set was a nice touch and worked well for that scene. The songs themselves demonstrated plenty of effort and to your credit the music was sustained throughout. However, the songs did lack a bit of punch that is needed to really pull the audience along with you in the experience. Overall, a solid, ambitious effort that I'm sure played well with a live audience.

I love voluntary musicals, and this team chose to combine not one but two extra genres into their heist school musical. A clever though obvious in retrospect wee heist is played out through songs and set pieces that had me wondering whether I was watching a musical about a heist or a high school movie about a musical about a heist. A very meta and enjoyable tale from the noodly appendages of a team who clearly like a challenge.


This film had a great premise and the team made a bold choice to encorporate not only extra genres but a voluntary musical. While the ending was a bit obvious from the get go and the team could have really pushed it further and whackier, it was a clever idea and an entertaining watch.


I really like the concept and the titles and the location worked really well for the film. The downside is that unfortunately the film doesn't carry the energy needed to really sell this idea, The song writing could've been better but I think more energy would have sustained them well enough had it been there. Lighting wasn't always that great and some of the hand held stuff should really have just been on tripod.