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Recently completed a new sci fi short film adapted from the comic book Utu by Malachi Ward.
Check it out:https://vimeo.com/233072562
April 16, 2018 at 4:58PM
Congrats! What was your budget for this (just curious)? Will you be entering it into any festivals, if you haven't already?
April 17, 2018 at 11:21AM
Unfortunately it didn't make any festivals. :(
Hoping it can find an audience online now.
Film was shot for about 10k over 2 very long days.
April 17, 2018 at 11:54AM
Finishing any film is an accomplishment and there is a lot of nice work in this film. But my overall impression is that most scenes take way too long. The first three minutes don't really even add much to the movie. It was a little tedious to watch. I would cut it down to more like 8 or 9 minutes max. Thanks for posting.
April 23, 2018 at 11:16AM
I did do a cut that was much much shorter, about 13 mins long but none of it felt right. Decided to listen to the film itself and let it be as long as it needed to be. It's def a slow burn
April 24, 2018 at 10:09AM
It's your film, so you should do what feels right to you. I can definitely respect that!
April 24, 2018 at 1:51PM
As others have said, fininshing a film is an accomplishment in and of itself so congratulations on completing this. I think the mood is interesting, and I think the music works well with the film. I'd agree with Elliot about the introduction... although some of those shots are nice, it is quite long for an intro to a short film. Another thing I notice is that some of the cuts seem to come in on the wrong moment -- for instance the "get away from me creep" moment could use quite a lot of tightening up as it currently feels like she allows him to put his hand on hers, waits a sec, then reacts.
April 30, 2018 at 1:38AM
Great write up on the film:https://www.cbr.com/utu-short-film-malachi-ward-daniel-freedman/
May 14, 2018 at 2:53PM