Well shot short. Split screen and Musical a challenging combo, one that worked for the majority of this film. I'm not sure if the split screen showing the same person in a different scene worked for me, however it worked when the narration led the visual. A bit of syncing was out. Enjoyed the reveal at the end.
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What a gem this is. I was surprised not to see it placed regionally as it was a real well thought out use of genre that is current with social trends at the moment. I also feel it has a life outside of 48 hours so hope to see it appear again elsewhere. Well deserved national nominations as well. Animation would be a difficult genre if you don't know what you're doing. The story is well carried with song. It's a very clever display of hard mahi. Good luck at the Nationals with your nominations. There will be laughs galore.
Students try to steal the examination answers. Well shot but I felt it ended abruptly and was left wondering, maybe thats my IQ. Good to see Waitara High in there representing.
This team has evolved so well throughout the years. Delivered a solid offering this year as well. Good use of makeup. Great transition shots and a well delivered plot.
Nice location used here. Black comedy with I guess a cliche use of the physical element 'wind'. I wonder if this is the year of the flatulence for the 48. Enjoyed the pace but would've thought there may have been more music and dance as it was it's genre. Some really great overhead shots.
Heaps of fun here. Great story about some 'stoners' that are party planners, it escalates when one of the team joins the band and all emotion breaks loose as the other realises he has lost his soul mate to the other side of entertainment. All is not lost though as a beautiful tribute is made. Loved the grainy approach and some real raw humour injected to carry the story.
Such a shame this was DQ'ed. This team challenged themselves with going ULTRA and then got dealt the 'Musical' genre. A clever use of split screen and and some fantastic humor. Grazed Knee should be proud of this effort.
Awesome cinematography here. The undertones of bullying came through well and very clever use of fade to attach the viewer to that. Great acting from all involved, even the one who had their contract screwed up from a state owned television company (TIC). Cool colours and lighting added to the tone of the film. Expect it to do well.
Good literal attempt here. The music added to a simple plot. They kept it short, less than 2 minutes, and that added to the plot. Well done and keep it up!!!!
Good social commentary on the mental perils of social media. The main character is an immigrant to 'life' online, due to his age, and quickly becomes reminiscent of Bill Bixby. Very well acted, and great imagery in the bathroom. The make-up is outstanding and enjoyed the humour. Good short!!!!
Normal rainy day resumes for a single? parent of two sprogs. Great double entendre which encompasses the 'Sid South' character of old. Great story which is a little over narrated and viewer ends up being told of the little twist. Well edited and great acting from the children. Why did the plumber check the door on the way out?
Great costume design, with emotive narration. The creative is very well done and well supported by the childs' acting. Brilliant. The fact that there is only 2 actors in this, makes it for me.
A time travel film that took me back to days of 'Liquid TV'. Great characters and voices, left me going 'What the....' But I like that.
This young team was exceptional, had a great creative and storyline. Hope they stick with it in years to come.
Great story, superb acting and unpredictable ending. One to watch for on a wet track.
This had potential, it was a great storyline, but I think the sound quality let it down.
Haha, not sure if this was a legit use of 'female' character but it worked. Cool location, and nice creative.
My pick of the night, somehow the awkward humor works, cliches with kiwi hints. One to watch out for in Regional, great camera work and slick editing. Pretty funny characters as well.
Very clever with the 'ultra', great to see a sequel with a great script, Charlie Flowers forever.
Cool creative from a young team. Great use of space and mystery
I enjoyed this as I know the area it was filmed. I think the story may be lost on people that don't know Pukerangiora. Great location shoot.
Great acting, predictable outcome. Good for a laugh!
A brilliant scene with the army guy in the cupboard. Technical issues let some of the dialogue go missing/quiet. Great short
Good creative here. Some spooky stuff. The lighting was a bit dim in some parts but overall a well worked short.
Clever use of genre, a bit too much dialogue but this did not affect the overall enjoyment of the short. Cat hit wall?
Great editing, one of the better sounding shorts of this heat. Some real good laughs along the way.