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REAL WORLD

What to know: Dream on! Even in the most difficult situation, when it seems impossible, keep on going.
REAL WORLD is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
15 minutes
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MATHEW PANAYIOTOU
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The short film, Real World is a great short movie! I like the sets which show a town that was abandoned due to a natural disaster of some type. I also like the survival techniques that are shown, such as trying to plant seeds grow food for survival. The background music is excellent and help establish the eternity of a ghost town and the sense of loneliness.

The story follows Jules, the only survivor of a disaster that claimed everyone in this city as he undertakes a journey to survive the aftermath. After discovering a pair of sunglasses and meeting another survivor, Valarie, they begin a journey together.

What I like about the plot is that it starts off with the typical survival challenges that the young boy faces and then he discover another person, but then it takes on a theme of its own. The one thing I dislike is the bullying that takes place such as when Valerie calling Jules stupid. The camerawork is good throughout. The close-up shot when Jules is planting seeds and finds a pair of sunglasses, shows a great deal of emotion and curiosity. There are some special effects, which are well executed - nothing extraordinary, but they work. The location is in Australia; in a desert, on a beach and an abandoned city. They post-disaster look works well. The background music enhances the story by conveying the idea of loneliness at times and a sense of adventure at others. The protagonist, Jules (Phoenix Wilson Irvine), is shown as a typical boy trying everything he can to survive. He displays courage in trying to survive after a major disaster even though both his parents gone, which can inspire the younger audiences.

The message of the film is to dream on! Try to guide yourself through difficulties even if it may seem impossible. There are some negative behaviors such as the bullying scenes.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. By Tom W., KIDS FIRST!

The short film, Real World is a great short movie! I like the sets which show a town that was abandoned due to a natural disaster of some type. I also like the survival techniques that are shown, such as trying to plant seeds grow food for survival. The background music is excellent and help establish the eternity of a ghost town and the sense of loneliness.

The story follows Jules, the only survivor of a disaster that claimed everyone in this city as he undertakes a journey to survive the aftermath. After discovering a pair of sunglasses and meeting another survivor, Valarie, they begin a journey together.

What I like about the plot is that it starts off with the typical survival challenges that the young boy faces and then he discover another person, but then it takes on a theme of its own. The one thing I dislike is the bullying that takes place such as when Valerie calling Jules stupid. The camerawork is good throughout. The close-up shot when Jules is planting seeds and finds a pair of sunglasses, shows a great deal of emotion and curiosity. There are some special effects, which are well executed - nothing extraordinary, but they work. The location is in Australia; in a desert, on a beach and an abandoned city. They post-disaster look works well. The background music enhances the story by conveying the idea of loneliness at times and a sense of adventure at others. The protagonist, Jules (Phoenix Wilson Irvine), is shown as a typical boy trying everything he can to survive. He displays courage in trying to survive after a major disaster even though both his parents gone, which can inspire the younger audiences.

The message of the film is to dream on! Try to guide yourself through difficulties even if it may seem impossible. There are some negative behaviors such as the bullying scenes.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. By Tom W., KIDS FIRST!

Real World is a science fiction post-apocalyptic film following a young boy named Jules (13) attempting to live a normal life after an environmental apocalypse. Following catastrophic hot weather all over the globe, society has burnt down - the rich escaped to Mars, while the poor perished.

An expert at hide and seek, Jules has managed to escape the fires and find safe hiding spots. Now, Jules is the lone survivor. He spends his time scavenging for food, and he has grand plans to rebuild society - planting seeds and searching for other survivors.

This is until he finds a mysterious pair of virtual reality goggles and meets Valarie (14), who too has a pair. Valarie spends her time frolicking in a virtual reality world of luscious trees, beaches, and mountains - Utopia. The headset is Valarie's escape from a bleak existence, and Jules joins Valarie in her adventures. It's peaceful and rejuvenating, but it's addictive. Overtime, it dawns on Jules that he is living in blissful ignorance, and his duty lies in rebuilding the real world, in its current, decrepit state.

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