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khamanna
Posted: June 20th, 2016, 8:48am Report to Moderator
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Hmm. Great little short but I remember it differently.
They were eating meat - or she did something with a piece of meat and only then we learn it's Petr they are eating. And she looks very casual and not caring about Petr's death.
But this way it's very good as well.

There was something in the original ending I've got to tell you. I would prefer to see that one on screen.

The guy playing Petr is absolutely fantastic I think. All in all, it's a gripping short.
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Dustin
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Quoted from eldave1
That was really well done - congrats!


Cheers mate.


Quoted from stevemiles

Nicely done.  Looks like the film-makers put a lot of work into the set/lighting to set the tone.  Good to see a 'period' piece can be pulled off on a shoestring.  I recall the original ending; it does seem a curious decision not to show the knife.  Anyways, good luck with the rest of the festivals.


They had a 1000 budget, but that doesn't take into account everybody's time. I also imagine that some of the equipment used would have been free. Likewise the post production stages. Students have a way easier time of it than the average filmmaker.

Thanks for checking it out and for the well wishes. Much appreciated.


Quoted from Reef Dreamer
Enjoyed that. Simple, effective.

If I recall the ending was different to this, but I could see why they went down this route, even though I preferred what I recall. Writers versus producers!

Good lighting. Effective short.


Thanks mate. I've gone through the reasons for the story choices in earlier posts. I suppose though, as screenwriters, we just have to accept that there will often be drastic changes int he final product. Maybe the director will feel we've been too subtle and add some exposition that makes us cringe, or change a character name... just because they feel theirs sounds better. Thankfully that wasn't the case here, the director did a great job, but it's something we should all expect and not get too precious about when it happens.
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Really well-made, Dustin. I do think that the Russian "accent" wasn't quite necessary, but I've seen that before, so perhaps it isn't an uncommon practice. And, yes, your ending was definitely more powerful. Other than that, though, they did a great job congrats!
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Don
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So, what are you writing?

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Dustin
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Thanks, Don.
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Emotional and thought provoking. Congrats for getting it picked up and filmed, Dustin.


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