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Fri, 11 May 2018 01:44:07 GMT

micheleflorea
Fri, 11 May 2018 01:44:07 GMT

Just curious: You said you shot and edited this film a year and a half ago. When are we going to be able to watch it???

davidfjacobson
Mon, 14 May 2018 10:59:14 GMT

Our director, Andrew, has written a blog on the delay - https://www.impact50film.com/2018/04/04/the-watchers-our-long-journey-into-space-for-impact50/ But it's up and available now!

KT Parker
Mon, 14 May 2018 16:36:43 GMT

Well done. Great casting. If I remember from the script phase, this was a story designed to be cut into segments and slotted in at different points in the final film and I think it would work well that way.

kbarrillea
Mon, 14 May 2018 17:02:03 GMT

Really haunting. Excellent. Great effects! Loved the baseball imagery. Being a practicing Catholic I appreciated the inclusion of the Rosary.

fiona-h
Mon, 14 May 2018 19:10:40 GMT

Wow! What a great film with a great cast. Not sure how you made it look so convincing, so well done on the special effects alone! My only comment is that it's very long.

Kim L. Wheeler
Mon, 14 May 2018 20:49:50 GMT

A fabulously emotive film. I'm in awe of how you produced this kind of quality on the budget. The music is wonderful too. Very many congratulations to the team and the best of luck during the judging process.

micheleflorea
Mon, 14 May 2018 23:35:57 GMT

I agree with pandaroja, I can totally picture it cut into segments. The music is hypnotic, and I love the reference to Can she see us Daddy. The mom, for that matter, is superb!

gulliver
Wed, 16 May 2018 08:06:37 GMT

Really beautifully done - congratulations! Having just been introduced to this via one of the cast, my question would be what is it? A precursor? A section of something larger? A promo? As there is no independent ‘plot’, I’m guessing it’s not a stand-alone piece, but at this length it’s clearly more than an initial idea. Interested to know. Thanks.

mattmitchell
Wed, 16 May 2018 08:53:33 GMT

Really nice work :-)

Carole_CSSUD
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:40:09 GMT

This is a truly awesome piece of film making, really cleverly shot and the effects are just stunning, especially the totally believable weightlessness. I really enjoyed Andrew's blog too, well worth a read. [David, he must have been so bowled over by the ambitious scope of your script and that amazing setting that he just couldn't resist, despite all the technical challenges!] If I have one issue it's that the photo the mum is holding (the same mum that appears in 'Can She See Us, Daddy?') clearly says June 07 on the back, which creates a major continuity issue.

beajb
Thu, 17 May 2018 22:38:57 GMT

A great piece of work. Well done to all concerned. Really impressed with the high production value and effects. The authentic weightlessness is really impressive and I love the performances!

davidfjacobson
Tue, 29 May 2018 14:14:10 GMT

Thank you all so much! It's been a wonderful if slightly tiring process! @gulliver this was something that was written for Impact50 - the script is here if you're interested in reading it: http://theimpact.create50.com/scripts/557b814a38383357e8420000 Though currently we don't have plans beyond this segment, I am playing with a few ideas as to what it'd look like as a feature film. @Carole_CSSUD great spot! We'll fix it in post ;)

jadesbokhari
Tue, 29 May 2018 23:48:10 GMT

This is fantastic, right across the board brilliant. Story, acting, set, VFX, music all spot on!

KT Parker
Thu, 31 May 2018 16:59:33 GMT

Having now watched most of the other films, I've come back to this one, which I love for its sheer ambition and professional polish. David honed and honed that script during the writing phase and it's really paid off, as it's laid the foundation for a fabulous short film. The photography is great, the performances are moving, the set is excellent, the music is haunting and the special effects are convincing. Terrific job!

SYoung1960
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 07:18:38 GMT

This film and Can She See Us Daddy give us some hope that the human race will live on, which means The Impact might not be the total downer movie I thought it would be way back when. I'll echo the sentiments that segmented and scattered in various places throughout the larger film, but leaving Can She See Us Daddy intact, helps give us that "threading" device Chris wants so much. It doesn't totally solve the problem, but it helps. In the end, you might even add back some edited footage to help that threading issue along. I don't know what's on the cutting room floor, but there might be something there that would help if this is cut into segments and placed at different intervals in the larger film. Anyway, I'm rambling. This is an amazing film all the way around, and I'm sure it's got a home in the final film. I don't want to comment on editing, as that might be a moot point if the segmented idea is used. The actors are excellent, and I love the tie in to the other film. I didn't catch the date on the back of the picture, like Carol did, but I agree if it's there, that m ight throw the continuity off. It could be digitally removed easy enough. I hope you guys are working on something new and non-Impact. I can't wait to see more from you.

scriptdog
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 16:00:52 GMT

Wow, Amazing looking film. You Should lose the radio announcement at the beginning, as the computer's impact alarm says it all. For a 8+minute film the sombre mood and underplayed acting began to feel a bit samey. Needed more light and shade, up and down. Some rage. Acceptance was reached all too easy. but, again, wow! what an achievement. Stunning.

rachael_howard
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:20:45 GMT

OK. This one really got me. I would love to see the first part as a countdown through the main film but last part needs to stay as one for the emotional impact. As an Engineer I was also trying to analyse how you did the effects. That is a good thing because I usually spot things easily. Love it.

alanx
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:55:57 GMT

I liked this from a film making point of view on a technical level but didn't feel the emotion come through quite as much as some of the other films - maybe because it's so long and it lost me on a few occasions. A shorter edit to keep the pace would be good and I agree with Scriptdog's comment above that it needs more dynamic changes in mood - more rage - the characters accepted the situation all too easily. Dealing with seeing the end of the world in such a tight space would surely mean one (or more) of them would lose it at least just a little! The guy laughing could have lead into this. Ultimately this is a screenplay criticism rather than a production one.