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X MARKS THE SPOT

What to know: Smart and witty humor, adventurous plot.
X MARKS THE SPOT is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-13
4 minutes
VIDEO
LIGHT HOUSE STUDIO
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X MARKS THE SPOT is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
X Marks The Spot is a thoroughly enjoyable, lighthearted and funny short film. I love the plot; it felt as if they were holding my hand throughout the story. The humor is smart and witty. The beginning is creative in that it seems like an ad.

The story line is about two girls going on a treasure hunt and having to put their survival skills to the test. They find a rock instead of gold but discover that the true treasure is their sense of accomplishment.

The story has a witty storyline and an adventurous plot, although the plot lacks detail and is a bit confusing. The camera angles are interesting and match the story perfectly. For the most part, the cinematography is great. The costumes are very typical for two modern girls. They didn't over do or under do it - great job in costumes. The sets are perfect. The park works well. It makes it seem as if the girls are on an actual treasure hunt. Their house is beautifully decorated and perfect for the scene where they watch the advertisement from the couch. There is little background music to speak of and no special effects. But they weren't needed. The actors and set designers stand out. The sets are unique to the storyline and the actors portray how great their friendship is. The one weakness is in the transitions, which were a bit awkward. My favorite part is when the girls find the rock and display it on the pedestal. That is funny and sweet.

The moral of the story is that friendship is the best treasure you can ever have.

I give X Marks The Spot 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 13. Reviewed by Samantha B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

X Marks The Spot is a thoroughly enjoyable, lighthearted and funny short film. I love the plot; it felt as if they were holding my hand throughout the story. The humor is smart and witty. The beginning is creative in that it seems like an ad.

The story line is about two girls going on a treasure hunt and having to put their survival skills to the test. They find a rock instead of gold but discover that the true treasure is their sense of accomplishment.

The story has a witty storyline and an adventurous plot, although the plot lacks detail and is a bit confusing. The camera angles are interesting and match the story perfectly. For the most part, the cinematography is great. The costumes are very typical for two modern girls. They didn't over do or under do it - great job in costumes. The sets are perfect. The park works well. It makes it seem as if the girls are on an actual treasure hunt. Their house is beautifully decorated and perfect for the scene where they watch the advertisement from the couch. There is little background music to speak of and no special effects. But they weren't needed. The actors and set designers stand out. The sets are unique to the storyline and the actors portray how great their friendship is. The one weakness is in the transitions, which were a bit awkward. My favorite part is when the girls find the rock and display it on the pedestal. That is funny and sweet.

The moral of the story is that friendship is the best treasure you can ever have.

I give X Marks The Spot 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 13. Reviewed by Samantha B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

A pair of air-headed adventurers embark on a treasure hunting journey as contestants on the up-and-coming survival show, "X Marks The Spot." Do they find the secret riches? Maybe.
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