Paul Johanson


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I saw this film last night at the WLG finals and was quite gutted that it didn't take out the best film. I think it's one of those entries you would expect to see in the International Film Festival, not one that is made over a weekend. Brilliant performances from the leads, a tight script with sharp dialogue and camera work that was on point, espcially as it was in the confined space of a small car. A well crafted short film, looking forward to seeing more from this team going forward.

A nice basic story, nicely executed. The film looked nice, the dog handed in a great performance, and a nice little end to the film.
The team did the basics, and did the basics super well.

This film got a number of laughs, and it used the technique of quirky references but overall I didn't enjoy it, seemed like a great concept over a few drinks and that spiralled out of control.
I feel that a park of genetically engineered Bill Cosby's would have been terrifying in the real world. Full credit to the team for taking the concept and committing to it, some great use of locations, and the gunshot effects were solid.

I struggled with this one, and it may have just been due to the high calibre of the other films in the heat. The performance from the 'crazy' aunt was spot on, and the flip top shades mixed with the army helmet were a great touch, and full credit for finding an ohp in todays digital world.

It's always awesome to see when a team jumps head first into a genre film, and OmniShambles did a great job of the fantasy theme with The Keeper. Good performances from the two leads, who looked perfect in the roles, and a nice looping story.

An enjoyable commentary film, had a lot of charm with conversation between the mother and son, and a nice basic take on the time travel theme.

This was a nice little telling a tale film, great use of the animals, breaking it up with different accents was a good idea. Although I was expecting something more brutal with a name like Llamacaust...

This was my favourite out of the heat, I felt like it nailed the humour side of the competition, excellent work with the effects, strong performance, beautiful scenery. I was super gutted when I was scrolling through the voting options and I couldn't see it on the list. Glad I got to see it before it was deleted from the universe.

When I saw Cinetrance was in our heat again, I knew they were going to set the bar high, and true to form, these guys delivered. Glitch looked great, with some solid performances from the cast. Had a bit of a matrix thing going on, which worked well for the story, however i felt the ending could have been stronger if we had the extra 2 mins of previous years. All up, another solid entry from the team.


This was a lot of fun, while not the most polished out of the heat, it was encompassed what I enjoy about horrors in 48. A basic premise, made with a lot of fun, some good laughs. Great use of the elevator.

I was enjoying this film for the first part,nothing amazing but a pretty good crime film on a budget, but then the payoff at the end was awesome and just elevated the entire film for me. Some really nice framing with the shots. Well done to the team!