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Clever script and brilliantly acted by the lead protagonist. Towards the end I really felt that it was going to end too cliche and I didn't even think the guy was a suitable match anyway, so I was pleasantly surprised with how they ended it. Good effort and unlucky to not get an audience award.

A very interesting take on the R/C/A Genre. Credit to the writers for trying to pull off a challenging and original script with a lot of social/technological layers. The film felt well paced, shot, and acted but the narrative was a little patchy. Will be interesting to watch again in a stand alone viewing rather than in a heat with mostly comedies.

A real crowd pleaser that played up the crime spoof to perfection. Some great dialogue and contextual humour. Definitely one of the funniest break in scenes! Good use of sfx to showcase the heist. Wasn't sure about the fate of the insomniac scientist captive, but the ending was classic and definitely the most memorable film of the heat for me.

A real crowd pleaser that played up the crime spoof to perfection. Some great dialogue and contextual humour. Definitely one of the funniest break in scenes! Good use of sfx to showcase the heist. Wasn't sure about the fate of the insomniac scientist captive, but the ending was classic and definitely the most memorable film of the heat for me.

Definitely a film that took the audience out of it's comfort zones. Clever use of the gaming storyline that pulled the viewer into the characters world and got more than the desired affect when they dropped back into reality. Very adventurous for a school team and look forward to more should they keep it up!

A well intended film about death, loss, despair, and love. Some great visuals that gave it a nice horror feel a la The Ring etc. I felt the film could have played up the suspense a bit more too and I wasn't clear on the use of the string either. The bath scene was well acted and kudos for tackling a tough subject. I wonder if the writers thought about an alternate ending where the girl found something to live for?

Props for the out of town feel and premise of feeling stuck in a small town and needing to escape. Loads of gags that worked (role play reversal anyone?). And points for stealing a wheelchair from the cancer hospital! Reminded me a bit of Weekend at Bernies at times. As someone mentioned, the POV shot could have been more visual as that was the climax to the story. And there were heaps of opportunities to use the POV shot from the perspective of someone with locked in syndrome. Might have added to the audience connecting with the character more.

The Audience has spoken. Definitely the best of the heat. Too many gags to repeat, though the highlight (or lowlight) is surely their POV shot. So wrong! Many a laugh. Loved it!

A dockumentary about Viv Meyer, a once time accountant for the police force, now a Neighbourhood Crime Watch...errr watcher. This short was admirably carried by the lead who's mix of awkwardness and gung-ho made the audience care and laugh along the way. The gags about mistreating his wife were funny, and the montage homage of him trying to solve the case a la Sherlock Holmes was a nice touch. Production wise there were a few gaffs (though I'm not sure if the cameraman's shadows was intentional or not :P), sound quality was definitely an issue, and the ending seemed a bit rushed. All in all a good attempt and like all 48hr movies should, it looked liked they had a lot of fun making it. Well done!

Had high hopes for this short after the few opening shots... The unnecessary slapping of the bound prisoner? Awesome. They should have kept this black humour up throughout the film.

The young actors trying to act out older characters was great. But the sound quality meant it was hard to follow the dialogue and hence the story.

However a tighter script would have resulted in a better build up of tension to the climax.

The team obviously has a good depth of original movie nous. And with some improvements to editing and scripting could genuinely be a contender. Unfortunately not this time...

Real shame about the DQ as many people would have voted for it simply because of the way it was shot. It really felt like somewhere in Colombia!

Story is king, and even though the style of the film was engrossing, the viewer, I feel, wasn't sure where it was going.

Definitely work on scripting for next time guys and you will score a lot more in the future :)

One of the standouts of the heats. They really got the audience going with their awesome 30s intro: a homage to Kubricks 2011 space odyssey (nice work).

The story of a special agent dying in pursuit of disarming a bomb, only for his spirit to inhabit the most unlikely person to carry out the mission was, I thought, a great concept.

The production was a little rough and im sure the editing was slowed down by some cool special effects (always love an actor being run over by a car!).

All in all it kept the crowd entertained (awkward racial humor included) and finished with a nice twist to make Bobby young an ex-bully. Got one of my votes :)

Ahh yes, the old Rom Com... many a good team has been tripped up by this genre.

A pretty good story and you 'worked with what you've got'. However the film lacked a narrative and the feeling of either romance or comedy.

Don't be disheartened guys, this just wasn't your genre. However, be prepared for the ones you don't like in the future :)

I really liked the 'feel' of this movie as the team produced a visually claustrophobic feel of the 'one room' genre.

The lighting and camera effects as well as the grinding sound of the elevator really put the audience in parallel world.

The movie would rate higher if they had a bit more clarity around the script and had more of a conclusion to an otherwise gripping story.

Awesome acting from 'The Operator' too