Wow, what a quality film. The opening and end shots are to die for. You've done an amazing job. I had read this script and loved it because of its innocence. It's so nice when it turns out almost like you saw it in your head. I like the slow pace. The actors are superb and I love how Angus has this unease about him all the time. It comes through. It's beautifully shot and captures stunning scenery. Really enjoyed it, and I felt sad that all that beauty we see is just going to be destroyed by the asteroid. I hate to say this when you've made an incredible film, but the only thing that jarred with me was the chosen outfit for your female lead and her make up. It just seemed a bit at odds with that rural lifestyle. Maybe it's just me, maybe others there will see it differently. I'm not sure if you could tone it down? Maybe it was a choice for a reason, but I'd love to have seen her in something more simple, no make up. But other than this, superb and haunting. Loved it.
Amazing film! I cannot add anything to change. Very touching story, incredible location highlighted by cinematography. Actors are just real and the woman is very beautiful.
The film has a real sense of foreboding that I love, really helped by the music/sounddesign. The external shots are so beautifully composed, it's a great introduction to the tone of the film and gives high production value. The final shot was perfect to end on, you get a real sense of the isolation and 'calm before the storm'- great work Meshes.
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Beautifully filmed, atmospheric, good shot choice, wonderful location, good sound design, appropriately menacing music and well-acted. I was a little surprised not to hear Irish accents, but that's not a deal-breaker. I had to watch it a couple of times before I realised at the point where Angus goes out of focus at 1:27 you've done a rack focus onto the radio. Can you zoom in on it? (Might be just me who's not getting it though.) Then in the penultimate scene we see things start to jiggle as if the blast wave is approaching, but end on (a very beautiful) serene aerial shot of the farm house. Is that a place holder for VFX? If not, maybe you could use a cool dissolve effect to simulate the destruction?
Gorgeous looking filming. The surroundings are stunning and your actors are highly believable. He doesn't want to say anything but is obviously angry about what is to come; her expressions, wondering why he is being as he is. I like the 'nod' to the blast wave to come/its effects - the bubbling porridge, flames in the fire. I wonder if, rather than end on the aerial shot, you have this before the battery and his expression as his wife sleeps. I think it's just the contrast between the two moments: We feel as if the end is just about there with the batteries and his expression, and then move to the tranquility of the aerial shot where there's no movement - although adding another transition might work after the aerial shot. Congratulations on a stunning film.
I want to comment here on the earthquake and blast wave. It is an answer to @KT Parker and @Milethia As I have got from the rules of our world - the earthquake comes straight after the impact but after that it takes about an hour for blast wave to travel around the world. That means that there is time between earthquake and the blast. That is what we did in Sing Mummy film. So it is not like Boom 💥 and the whole world is dead. It is a long process. So for me what I see in this film is fine. Am I right in my understanding @Chris?
Love love this film, your visuals are beautiful and the colour is spot on. The feel is also understated, which fits with the remote setting, you've managed to produce a believable moment from this couple's world. My only comment would be with the CUT in the final scene, it feels a little unnatural. It can be quite tricky time-lapsing in a short film like this, I'm wondering if the last scene with the batteries is necessary, as the films already feels complete without it! I love the final ariel though, great stuff.