Fantastic! You can feel their desperation and angst! A little hard to hear the tv voice announcement in the beginning ( b/c it's first edit maybe?) But the film caught you to 100%!! It actually got myself thinking - what should be my choice to do if I was presented with this situation!?
Wow this is heart-breaking. Loved it! There's not much I can add to the fantastic notes you've got. Maybe when the father breaks down, lower the tone/register of his crying. I thought it was the mother at first and then realised it was the father. I think if the crying is a deeper more guttural male crying, its even more heartbreaking as you don't often see men viscerally fall apart. This is a fabulous film, congratulations!
I loved it. Great casts. I felt their heart breaking emotions. Amazing lighting with great contrast of the mum's hair and the couple's silhouettes against the dark background. A little nit picking perhaps; why did the mum went off instead of staying with the husband to console him when he was crying? I loved the music, too. Well done, Anna.
I've got your point now @KT – that was actually my problem too in understanding why US President is announcing the end of the world. But I was answered (don't remember by who), that is because US guys were the first to see, predict the end and tell others. I am actually up to having both my films happen somewhere in Europe in terms of time and light on the street (as we have actual timescale for the events). So, if the problem of being location based is only about the speech we used (which, as I said was just a technical something to put there for now) – it will be solved when we will have the opportunity to use the audio from the short President's Speech.
@lottieha thanks for your comment. Yes, the speech in the beginning now is just rough and not the one we will have at the end )
@jadesbokhari thank you for “wow” and love ))) Isn't the whole thing heartbreaking? End of the humanity, you know ) thank you for pointing on the problem with father's cry. You are not the only one who had problems here – we will look how to make it work.
@kooi thanks for your love! About the end. Our intention was to show that grief can separate people. There are examples how many couples divorce after they lose a child. So that is why she left him first. Cause she is more emotional than logical (as he was talking about pills) and atm not the meteorit, but HE is her antagonist. The only difference for this couple – grief separates them, but it is the end of the world. They are not like any other couples who lost their children. They have no time to be alone. That is why she finally returns when she hears how he cries.
Now I want cake. :-/
I simply loved it! Especially the feel this film gives. This family tragedy rends my heart. My fist imression was absolutely positive, so I had to rewatch the film to scrutinize it. I felt there was a little too much light in the first scene in comparison with the following ones. I would make it dimmer to match the others and to add some impending grief and tragedy by this. And it seems if there is only a little more than one hour before the impact, it's unlikely the events of the film can start in the early morning when there's a lot of daylight and finish when it is already dark. But that's only one thing I've noticed. If you agree, this is easily corrected. I wish you and your film very best of luck!
@Christopher Kerr - it is easier for you to have it, you don't (hopefully!) have 97 minutes before the world ends ))) @marinagaydar thank you for your words! We'll discuss the light with the team. It is interesting that most of people said about light that it is dark overall and you said the first scene if light ) So I can think that people want the story be more light and you want it to be more dark )) Anyway - I'm kidding. Thank you!
Enni and team, Wow! Gosh, where to start with what I love? So much to love! I'm blown away at the cinematography. The colours, sepia, soft yellow and the dark shots are nothing short of stunning. Direction, lighting, attention to deal in costume and make up is incredible. I love the mother and daughter dressed in white, lacey, pretty dresses, so innocent and feminine- and I'm certain that they were well cleverly chosen and decided on for affect and emotion? That surely couldn't be random? Someone really cared about the colours and tone. Music is perfect. As Michele says, I too love the moving of furniture shots, and the torch in the tent, the shaking hands are so moving. It's all very captivating to watch. It's also acted so well by all your cast, as someone else said on here. It's almost impossible to find fault, and I'm loathe to, but... The only two things: sound at the beginning is too low which others have mentioned and I think you said you were aware anyway. The other, thing is, I'm unsure of the opening shot. I'm not sure the couple's reaction to the news is aut hentic enough, especially with her still holding the coffee cup. It felt a bit off to me. Although no one else has mentioned it, so maybe it's just me? Maybe a closer cut might work? But other than that, just amazing on every level. Loved it.
@mcsqueak thank you so much for so many kind words about our work. Hope the guys will read this or I will pass it to them. Happy you loved the visuals - it was (as far as I am aware of) the debut for our cinematographer, he is actually a professional editor ) And yes we were working with our production designer (who came of board just a few days before shooting) on costumes and colours. Thank you for noticing his work! As for your comments - we will discuss later after having more feedback how to change the opening shot and of course we change the sound in the beginning, as soon as @Chris will allow us to use the audio from his film (hoping!)
This was nicely done. Your actors are amazing. Editorially, I would cut the entire first scene and start the film with the father crushing the pills. Then I would cut the mother singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and come in just when she's finished singing, touches the girl's forehead, then kisses her. Finally, as the mother turns away from the window (hearing her husband crying), I'd go right to the shot of her returning to him, they embrace, the end comes. Throughout, there are spots where you can tighten by trimming a few frames here and there, but these three edits would eliminate just over a minute and make the film really tight. Just my thoughts, though. Excellent film, either way. Best of luck.
Thank you for your ideas @SYoung1960. We'll check how it can work.
Really liked it but thought it a bit too long. Personally I wouldn't have the first piece sat on the sofa - as by now the audience will know what is happening. Would work well as a stand alone short film but not as part of the whole feature. But well done and enjoyed it
Thanks @terry9 for your words. We will work on the first scene, to make it shorter, this was the length worth stand alone film, indeed )
Lovely. Brilliant portrayal on parents doing what is best for their child, even though it is torment to do it. I found the dialogue a little quiet for me but I imagine louder would detract from the overall quietness of the film. Love the lighting of the two of them at the end too. Well done.
Hi. This is a very moving film with some lovely shots and great acting. I would echo some of the comments about the sound quality and trimming some of the scenes but overall, well done!
In the new cut we've tightened the opening shot, cut away couple of wee moments and worked on the sound a lot.