A review of Can't See Me
by melaniebooth on 01/06/2014
The story was a bit hard to completely understand but that really doesn't bother me. It was entertaining all the way through, & thats what matters in a film to me. The use of imagery and symbolism was spot on. The production design and props were colorful & imaginative. The acting was great, the accents were cool! This might sound strange but the accent added something more... read
A review of Toni
by sonjahodgen on 01/05/2014
This film creates a great and believable character, Toni. It's a chilling coming-of-age of a new gangster. I like the irony around the female and male versions of the name in the beginning. The customer is looking for the male Tony but the female has simply assumed his identity, using the female version of Toni. She has simply replaced the old male Tony in every way, taking... read
A review of Toni
by Frankvespe on 01/04/2014
Shooting, editing. framing is my specialty and so I was very impressed with production levels, including audio which many times falls flat on indies. Acting though, seemed too forced, too unnatural, and too many profanities which really aren't necessary, don't add to the story at all. Perhaps more film, develope the characters, the storyline might have interested me, but Toni... read
A review of Haiku + 1
by micheleraedejean on 01/03/2014
I liked this. It was silly but cute and silly. I could relate to it. Guys sometimes say stupid things. Then they frequently say even stupider things to get out of their initial stupidity. I could see this happening. The story flowed smoothly and easily. Was it deep? No. Was it entertaining? Yes. The whole idea of a film is to entertain and this short piece did that. The filming... read
A review of Reeled In
by sonjahodgen on 01/03/2014
“Reeled in” had me initially hooked. Why would these two unlikely companions be out fishing together when they didn’t even seem to like each other? But then it felt like I was being reeled in too soon with the plot revealed too quickly and obviously. It would have been nice to have been dangled a bit longer. I liked the change of pace in the camera treatment and the irony... read
A review of Comet (v2)
by levisurfer on 12/28/2013
A great little short which showed great imagination and a creative mind. It had me totally hooked from beginning to end and I was totally surprised by the twist at the end.Never really been a great fan of comedies in shorts like this but the mixture here was just right and had me entertained all the way through.
A review of Fight or Flight
First of all, i would love to know where this is shot, because it's BEAUTIFUL! I loved that you shot it in black & white, for a more dramatic feel. I like that the camera is hand held, we shake when the character does. The acting was also well done. The editing could have been better, it had glitchy jump break in it- which distracts from the story. The sound design didn't... read
A review of Awks
Funny concept, and the actors did a believable job. Shot well, stayed in focus. The editing could have been a little more creative, but it got the job done. The credits should have had talking or music behind them, it was kind of an awkward silence...but maybe that is what you were going for? My only real problem , was that the credits were longer than the film..... read
A review of Scene from Macbeth
I think the acting was great, believable accent (if it isn't real, I can't tell!) The camera work was good for the most part, I did see it go out of focus once maybe twice. The sound design was well put together, I enjoyed the kind of echo feel. Editing was effective, I loved the effects overlaying the video to give it a vintage feel.
A review of A Random Chase
I sat down for what I thought was a film...Okay it's just a scene- now I get it :) I thought the music the guy made himself was good. Over vimeo, the sound seemed like maybe it wasn't mixed properly. I think it's a good scene for a music score reel, and to showcase that talent. It has good elements, but just like all of us there is room for improvement.
A review of The Preacher & His Wife
by melaniebooth on 12/25/2013
I would consider this more of a video blog for YouTube, rather than a short film. That's not to say its bad, it's to say it's formatted differently. It was an interesting little narrated story. I think you could get a good fan base if you vlogged daily on YouTube.
A review of MERCY
by melaniebooth on 12/25/2013
This seemed like a long version of a movie trailer. I thought it the director of photography was creative with shot design and lighting.. I didn't really understand the story. The ADR noises didn't really match up with the dog barking and it having a closed mouth, and a human looking monster in a mask doing a jaguar roar. I think it had great elements, but could be better... read
A review of Parallel Misdirection
by nick74 on 12/25/2013
I haven't done a Free Will review on a short film in -- jeez -- over a year, but I find a young filmmaker auteur such as yourself and I just couldn't resist, even on Christmas. In my unprofessional, layman's opinion, I see a lot of creative processes going on in this film. The stylistic use of a goolge map, the video game motif, the film's editing — it was all spot on. I... read
A review of It's Just A Movie
by melaniebooth on 12/23/2013
It had a good reason to it, promoting a different side of view is educational. The art direction was original, and made things very literal- which was fun to watch. The editing was spot on, including the special effects. All over I really liked it. Not enough people still incorporate campy-ness in their movies- especially shorts!
A review of Bill's Dilemma
by EugyBizzaro on 12/23/2013
I have always loved stories about time travel. This short little film exposes some of the problems that man has when traveling in time. It's always a curse to some degree when one decides to jump in time to avoid pain in the present time. Since everyone only has one time stream then decisions on traveling in time have to be seriously weighed. Humans do want to avoid emotional... read