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Fantastic, just £1000 budget!

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April 21, 2011
First things first. Who else on Amazon has had the guts to make a full-on full-video film with actors, sets, music that definitely sounds original, and a character-driven script that definitely is original, that goes on to parody – if not mock - acting, actors, celebrity culture, the film industry in general and old-style subsidized films in particular, with such ferocity, wit and style?



Anyone?



Because this is definitely new to me. Making low-budget movies isn’t new but they claim to have made it for under a thousand pounds. How? Looking at this, how can anyone justify making a movie for ten thousand pounds?



I’m not saying it’s perfect. Sometimes in outside scenes the sun is shining in one shot and not in the next. In one scene the one actor’s voice is kind of blurry. But look how ambitious it is. One character acts split-screen answering a phone saying relevant lines from Shakespeare – how original is that? And he’s saying it to a photo of himself saying it! And the blood sacrifice scene looks too real, I almost felt they really did that, though I hope they didn’t. Like it really was that guy’s heart, which was a shock because until then I thought it was just actors acting in a fun movie about a movie but that gave me a real heads-up, it was a real moment for me. Strongest moment that made it real not just a comedy, and you saw how it worked because it was real for the characters after that.



The thing is sometimes it was really funny too, like the Directory of Out of Work Actors book the girl producer consults to get actors, but a lot of the humor was the sort you kind of miss the first time – and isn’t this what makes it a good movie, because I did watch it twice and saw things I hadn’t seen the first time.



I don’t know if some people will like it because it’s about losers not winners, which most films are about, but I thought the way that the romance of the movie became real for the actors and they really became, instead of just playing, their characters was great. It was romantic. Anyway, if these guys didn’t start the royal family of Britain a couple of thousand years ago, they should have.
 
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Fantastic Moor Madness

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April 05, 2011
Self-refererential on many levels these film makers have made in Druids End a very accessible and enjoyable movie. The film with in a film format is always a good place to start in order to get around budget constraints and in this iteration also provides humour and some nice plot twists.

Harry Boast was great especially as his 'character' in the film within a film, Caylee Coote (who should change her name to Basil Exposition) magnificent, Zoe Boast excellent (but then cameos can be scene stealers), Jamie Boast good in his typecast role as the 'hunk'. Ros Boast had her moment to shine as the tea lady, Phil Boast the producer & script writer showed up disguised in so many smaller roles I lost count but gave each an individuality and was great as Alban's ghost. Steve Grey was great as the senior member of the cast, his stentorian presence very important to the balance of the cast as a whole.

The music was excellent! Some real talent there too.

A magnificent, ambitious endeavour, bravi tutti!
 

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