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AWAKEOVER, THE

What to know: Impressi ve short with excellent storyline and acting, special effects and editing.
AWAKEOVER, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
12 minutes
VIDEO
STEPHEN BURHOE
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The Awakeover is an impressive film. I love the storyline and all the actors. I really enjoyed the special effects and editing. The storyline is extremely creative with stories within stories. I also love the surprise plot twist at the end. I appreciate the difficulty of shooting during the day, night, inside and outside.

The storyline is about three girls having a sleepover while babysitting one of their younger brothers. Each girl picks a different horror movie to watch throughout the night. The brother selects a film that is all about compassion and love towards animals.

I really enjoyed the storyline; it is very original and the film incorporates lots of amazing editing skills and special effects throughout. The camerawork is quite outstanding, with lots of varied camera angles, Face Time shots, TV shots and various time of day. There are scenes where another story, movie or person appears on the other side of the screen, making the Face Time or TV scene seem super realistic. The background music definitely compliments the film nicely. Lots of the scary parts are very suspenseful. The special effects start with the introduction and continue throughout the film. The effects well executed. The actors not only perform as characters, but also participated in writing and producing the film. The acting is very believable and makes the film seem real. My favorite part is when the TV movie shows a dog and his new best friend. The dog leaps through the air in slow motion, which is the cutest thing.

The message of the film is about looking out for each other. You should know that the film does show kids doing some risky things that other kids might imitate. The only negative acts are when a guy is on the phone talking with his ex and tells the boy to "stay out of the street stupid kid" and then dumps off a dog in a box into the dumpster.

I give The Awakeover 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for children 10 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Avery P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

The Awakeover is an impressive film. I love the storyline and all the actors. I really enjoyed the special effects and editing. The storyline is extremely creative with stories within stories. I also love the surprise plot twist at the end. I appreciate the difficulty of shooting during the day, night, inside and outside.

The storyline is about three girls having a sleepover while babysitting one of their younger brothers. Each girl picks a different horror movie to watch throughout the night. The brother selects a film that is all about compassion and love towards animals.

I really enjoyed the storyline; it is very original and the film incorporates lots of amazing editing skills and special effects throughout. The camerawork is quite outstanding, with lots of varied camera angles, Face Time shots, TV shots and various time of day. There are scenes where another story, movie or person appears on the other side of the screen, making the Face Time or TV scene seem super realistic. The background music definitely compliments the film nicely. Lots of the scary parts are very suspenseful. The special effects start with the introduction and continue throughout the film. The effects well executed. The actors not only perform as characters, but also participated in writing and producing the film. The acting is very believable and makes the film seem real. My favorite part is when the TV movie shows a dog and his new best friend. The dog leaps through the air in slow motion, which is the cutest thing.

The message of the film is about looking out for each other. You should know that the film does show kids doing some risky things that other kids might imitate. The only negative acts are when a guy is on the phone talking with his ex and tells the boy to "stay out of the street stupid kid" and then dumps off a dog in a box into the dumpster.

I give The Awakeover 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for children 10 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Avery P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

A sleepover movie night turns sinister, as the contents of the scary movies become not-so-imaginary.
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