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COPYCATS

What to know: Pandemic causes crisis as this short film explores.
COPYCATS is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-13
13 minutes
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COPYCATS is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
CopyCats is a really good short film because it is perfect for the time we are living in now. It is the perfect short film for the current moment and could help a lot of kids understand the situation we are all in and try to connect better with friends and even people who they haven't really talked to that they want to get to know.

CopyCats follows three girls who are struggling at keeping busy at home and decide to play a game together on a video call. Like many, Kristy, Sam and Rachel are all bored out of their minds because of the quarantine and they decide to have a group call. Each girl acts out the other and, at first, it seems harmless, but it ends up hurting some. Kristy ends up getting her feelings hurt the most because Sam goes too far with the copying.

Each girl has a completely unique personality and I love that. I like that we get an idea about how people are feeling with family members who are nurses from Kristy. I like the diversity shown in the film and the awareness it shows of this extremely difficult time. The camera work is pretty good; most of it was screen recorded from the girls' computers. The locations are inside the girls' bedrooms mostly. I like seeing how each girl's room was decorated and how it resembled their characteristics. Kristy is played by Kyriana Kratter; Rachel is played by Raya Sunshine; Sam is played by Abigail Taylor. Kristy stands out to me the most because she shows a lot more emotion than the others. My favorite part of this film is when Sam apologizes for being mean and all the girls start laughing at their impressions of each other. It shows that even when things get a little bumpy you can always get back up and have a good time.

The message of this film is to not make fun of someone no matter what the circumstances are, because you don't know what the other is going through.

I give CopyCats 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 13. Reviewed by Winter F., KIDS FIRST!

CopyCats is a really good short film because it is perfect for the time we are living in now. It is the perfect short film for the current moment and could help a lot of kids understand the situation we are all in and try to connect better with friends and even people who they haven't really talked to that they want to get to know.

CopyCats follows three girls who are struggling at keeping busy at home and decide to play a game together on a video call. Like many, Kristy, Sam and Rachel are all bored out of their minds because of the quarantine and they decide to have a group call. Each girl acts out the other and, at first, it seems harmless, but it ends up hurting some. Kristy ends up getting her feelings hurt the most because Sam goes too far with the copying.

Each girl has a completely unique personality and I love that. I like that we get an idea about how people are feeling with family members who are nurses from Kristy. I like the diversity shown in the film and the awareness it shows of this extremely difficult time. The camera work is pretty good; most of it was screen recorded from the girls' computers. The locations are inside the girls' bedrooms mostly. I like seeing how each girl's room was decorated and how it resembled their characteristics. Kristy is played by Kyriana Kratter; Rachel is played by Raya Sunshine; Sam is played by Abigail Taylor. Kristy stands out to me the most because she shows a lot more emotion than the others. My favorite part of this film is when Sam apologizes for being mean and all the girls start laughing at their impressions of each other. It shows that even when things get a little bumpy you can always get back up and have a good time.

The message of this film is to not make fun of someone no matter what the circumstances are, because you don't know what the other is going through.

I give CopyCats 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 13. Reviewed by Winter F., KIDS FIRST!

Three bored girls, home during the pandemic, play a game of copycats, leading to unintended consequences.
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