Colour me impressed! Massive improvement from your previous films, and no I definitely won't be making any harsh criticisms this year, absolutely respected the meta call out in this sharp little film within a film. Whilst making a film about the shoot weekend with v cans can often be the death knell in this competition, this team gave the expected hand wringing a metaphorical middle finger before putting it in the blender with aplomb.
I have to agree with you, opposites attract is a crazy hard genre to make work, so mad props for subverting. With an introspective three act plot the team tried to come up with ideas that would work for shooting over the weekend; a massively stereotypical silly costumed Mexicans across the border piece, which they used as a send up for acknowledging what has not worked in the past, perhaps bananas emerging from the sea, or a mixture of all the ingredients they could come up with. Technically sound with a smooth hand behind the edit. Well played guys.