Always worth trying
A film is always worth respect because it requires so much work. It is always difficult to pull through a project a bit too big. This film is unfortunately too amateurish. The framing is not always good, the cutting inadequate, the production values minimal. The story itself would have worked better had it been trimmed and further reworked. The actors do their best and the 2 older protagonists are doing ok. The younger actress has less moments. All these aspects could have used more preparation work. It takes time to make a good movie, even a short, and this one seems to have been rushed.
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A review of one dayby JLVDP on 12/10/2011This is a very nice and/but very short audiovisual piece. I write 'but' because it feels like an intro in the end. The end could be the starting point of a true story, not just the evocation of a moment as One Day is. I let myself imagine the difficulties the protagonists can encounter by trying to meet again. Because I believe we want them to meet again. The film is touching,... read
A review of Neggy Meets Sammyby JLVDP on 12/09/2011I like the overall message of this piece. But I am less comfortable with the way it is put together. First, the non-stop voice over makes it difficult to get in the story. The redundancy in the text can be interesting but here, combined with the relatively lowly interesting visuals, it makes the whole short painful to go through. The redundancy is of course related to the theme... read
A review of The Doll (2nd Draft)by JLVDP on 12/09/2011I like this type of very short stories built around a classic horror theme. I think this story can become more interesting with more work on both characters and atmosphere. I believe that with a more thoughtful choice of words, the amosphere can be made more interesting. The story needn't be much longer but needs reworking. That takes time and many attempts. At this time the... read