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Submitted by benhyland
A short story of a chance encounter between two fathers at the site of a hit and run.


May 18, 2016 ● 10:17 p.m.

Five stars. I knew where it was going quite early, but the performances were really good and it was moving. The shock cut was super.

May 19, 2016 ● 2:14 p.m.

Thanks Jeremiah. The actors were fantastic. The film was part of a 60hr film challenge and I had worked with them both before. The shock cut was a lot of fun to shoot.

May 19, 2016 ● 10:19 p.m.

I'm really impressed. The sound work was great too. So many films have audio shocks. But this one was part of the whole, it belonged. Really good work.

May 27, 2016 ● 2:07 p.m.

Well done and all the best!

May 28, 2016 ● 11:51 a.m.

Great stuff, as the gentleman above stated I knew where it was heading early on but I don't believe the intention was to swerve the audience, but to show the powerfully emotional connection between the two characters. I worked with Adrian very early on when I first started out, great to see him on screen. Great performances by both actors, loved the cinematography and the colour grade. Well done to you and your crew. :-)

May 31, 2016 ● 2:21 p.m.

Great film! Best of luck, Ben!

May 31, 2016 ● 3:04 p.m.

Thanks everyone for voting and the kind words. I'll ensure all cast and crew read everything.

June 6, 2016 ● 8:17 p.m.

Really nice work from all. I'd be interested to see a cut where we don't see the driver of the car - to hold off the reveal until "it wasn't 88" perhaps. Though as has been said already, it didn't *need* a twist element. Only other crit is that the end tiles come crashing over that final moment - was there a time restriction? If not it would be much kinder to your audience and script if you let that final shot play out and cut on the sound FX - then put the credits up! Super jarring as it is. But great work

June 9, 2016 ● 10:25 a.m.

Thanks Matt. It was made as part of a 60hr film challenge so there was an opposed 5 minute limit. After refining the edit and getting as tight as we could the credits had to sit on the final shot.

June 12, 2016 ● 2:40 p.m.

An excellent short film. Five stars all the way! Great work and thanks for sharing. Kudos

June 16, 2016 ● 9:55 a.m.

Thanks Ray.

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