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KID QUEST, THE

What to know: Delightful student film with a little sci-fi element to it.
KID QUEST, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-10
11 minutes
VIDEO
LOGAN MARBER
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The Kid Quest is a short, student made film about a girl playing who has exercise her resourcefulness when three friends disappear and she undertakes the quest to find them, using clues she finds in a book at the library. The protagonist, Isabelle is played by Logan Marber (age 8) who also writes and directs the film. Kudos to Logan for pulling all this together.

The storyline of this movie is a bit predictable. I did have a bit of a jump scare when her first friend, Bentley, disappears at the ice cream parlor, right in the midst of enjoying ice cream together. When her second friend disappears at the videogame parlor, I was less surprised. And then a third friend disappears. Very suspicious.

The camera work is pretty good, but the film's audio level is very consistent, jumping in volume from scene to scene. The different locations include an ice cream store, Target, the library and a gaming room - all locations that kids can relate to. My favorite parts of the movie are when the kids are having fun playing, eating ice cream and shopping.

The background music and sounds are well done, especially the sound when the kids disappear. The special effects for the disappearing kids is cool too, though not very believable. Logan's performance as the protagonist is well played. She seems to genuinely care for her friends, is perplexed when they disappear, and tenacious in finding them.

The message of the film is that it's okay to have fun, but do your work or task first.

I give this film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 10 years old. I think this would play well at a student film festival and appeal to other student filmmakers. I also think the idea would make a cool TV show. I also feel that other kids who want to work in film will appreciate the hard work and creativity of a future woman filmmaker.

Reviewed by Tiana S., and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! youth and adult jurors.

The Kid Quest is a short, student made film about a girl playing who has exercise her resourcefulness when three friends disappear and she undertakes the quest to find them, using clues she finds in a book at the library. The protagonist, Isabelle is played by Logan Marber (age 8) who also writes and directs the film. Kudos to Logan for pulling all this together.

The storyline of this movie is a bit predictable. I did have a bit of a jump scare when her first friend, Bentley, disappears at the ice cream parlor, right in the midst of enjoying ice cream together. When her second friend disappears at the videogame parlor, I was less surprised. And then a third friend disappears. Very suspicious.

The camera work is pretty good, but the film's audio level is very consistent, jumping in volume from scene to scene. The different locations include an ice cream store, Target, the library and a gaming room - all locations that kids can relate to. My favorite parts of the movie are when the kids are having fun playing, eating ice cream and shopping.

The background music and sounds are well done, especially the sound when the kids disappear. The special effects for the disappearing kids is cool too, though not very believable. Logan's performance as the protagonist is well played. She seems to genuinely care for her friends, is perplexed when they disappear, and tenacious in finding them.

The message of the film is that it's okay to have fun, but do your work or task first.

I give this film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 10 years old. I think this would play well at a student film festival and appeal to other student filmmakers. I also think the idea would make a cool TV show. I also feel that other kids who want to work in film will appreciate the hard work and creativity of a future woman filmmaker.

Reviewed by Tiana S., and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! youth and adult jurors.

A young girl is having ice cream with her friend, Bentley, when he disappears in front of her eyes. Desperate to find him, she enlists the help of her friend, Sally, who also vanishes during the mission. Confused and looking for answers, she runs into Penelope who also fades away after working together. Determined to find her three missing friends, she ventures to the library where she uncovers a mysterious book with clues on why they disappeared and how she can get them back.
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