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2ND CHANCE THRIFT

What to know: Unique storyline, well executed.
2ND CHANCE THRIFT is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-18
7 minutes
VIDEO
GARRY JESINSKI
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I love 2nd Chance Thrift ! The storyline is very creative. The voice acting is very clear and crisp.

The story is about clothes interacting with each other at a thrift store, awaiting the day they get a "2nd Chance" to be worn and loved.

I like the uniqueness of the storyline. I have never seen anything quite like this film. It is the perfect type of storyline for a short film. The quality of the camera work is very clear and crisp. They chose to film it in black and white, and I enjoyed that. It makes this short student film stand out even more. The characters are clothing items, and they are fitting. The people who wore the outfits also fit the time period. The sets and locations suit the story. The homes look like a set, but they get the job done. The thrift store looks realistic, though. The music and sound effects are fitting. When the clothes get put into the donation box, we hear sad music; when the clothes get taken home, the music sounds happy and playful. The background sounds have a light rain at one point, enhancing the sad mood of that scene. The voices of the clothing are super clear and professionally recorded. There aren't actual special effects, but at times you can see the clear strings that move the clothes. Other than that, they seem as realistic as talking clothes can be, at least. The characters are very creative, and the voice actors are all very professional. Madelyn Hopfensperger, who plays Patty Pants, has a very soothing and encouraging voice. Olivia Belluomo, as Willow the Wedding Dress, and Justin Hopkins, as Timothy T-shirt, both really seem down after being at the thrift store for so long. Garry Jensinski, the writer, producer and one of the composers delivers! The directing is wonderful as everyone sounds realistic. Another person worth mention is the puppeteer, Lynn Reynolds. Lynn makes all the clothes move realistically (if shirts and pants could move, that is). My favorite part is when Patty Pants gets "thrifted" because it is the happy ending we all wanted.

The message is that everyone should get a second chance to be loved.

I give 2nd Chance Thrift 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 18, plus adults. It will brighten your day, and maybe even inspire you to go thrifting to give other clothes a second chance. By Katherine S., KIDS FIRST!

I love 2nd Chance Thrift ! The storyline is very creative. The voice acting is very clear and crisp.

The story is about clothes interacting with each other at a thrift store, awaiting the day they get a "2nd Chance" to be worn and loved.

I like the uniqueness of the storyline. I have never seen anything quite like this film. It is the perfect type of storyline for a short film. The quality of the camera work is very clear and crisp. They chose to film it in black and white, and I enjoyed that. It makes this short student film stand out even more. The characters are clothing items, and they are fitting. The people who wore the outfits also fit the time period. The sets and locations suit the story. The homes look like a set, but they get the job done. The thrift store looks realistic, though. The music and sound effects are fitting. When the clothes get put into the donation box, we hear sad music; when the clothes get taken home, the music sounds happy and playful. The background sounds have a light rain at one point, enhancing the sad mood of that scene. The voices of the clothing are super clear and professionally recorded. There aren't actual special effects, but at times you can see the clear strings that move the clothes. Other than that, they seem as realistic as talking clothes can be, at least. The characters are very creative, and the voice actors are all very professional. Madelyn Hopfensperger, who plays Patty Pants, has a very soothing and encouraging voice. Olivia Belluomo, as Willow the Wedding Dress, and Justin Hopkins, as Timothy T-shirt, both really seem down after being at the thrift store for so long. Garry Jensinski, the writer, producer and one of the composers delivers! The directing is wonderful as everyone sounds realistic. Another person worth mention is the puppeteer, Lynn Reynolds. Lynn makes all the clothes move realistically (if shirts and pants could move, that is). My favorite part is when Patty Pants gets "thrifted" because it is the happy ending we all wanted.

The message is that everyone should get a second chance to be loved.

I give 2nd Chance Thrift 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 18, plus adults. It will brighten your day, and maybe even inspire you to go thrifting to give other clothes a second chance. By Katherine S., KIDS FIRST!

Three pieces of clothing in a thrift shop discuss what brought them there as they try to hold out hope for the future.
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