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1 + 1 = 4221 (A MOCKUMENTARY)

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1 + 1 = 4221 (A MOCKUMENTARY) is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-14
2 minutes
VIDEO
HARRY MAXON
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I really like the short student film 1 + 1 = 4221 (A Mockumentary)! It is really funny how it keeps going back to the equation, teleporting kids into the teacher's bathroom, and even detention. The storyline is cute and clever and it's well executed.

The story begins with the students doing a math test. Their teacher leaves the room and tells them to stay in their seats, but one student goes to the board and writes the equation 1 + 1 = 4221. This equation curses everyone who reads it aloud, and things go amuck from there!

I love the storyline. It's original and well-written, especially for 6th grade students. It is funny, unpredictable and enjoyable to watch. For some reason, the equation makes the kids disappear and teleport into the teacher's bathroom. Why does the equation make them disappear? Why do their teachers fall in love? It's a mystery and, as a mockumentary, it is not supposed to make sense. It's comedic and the kids pull it off great! My hats off to creators Maddie, Brendan, Chris and Cater for coming up with an interesting and unique plotline. Plus, the quality of the camera work is quite good. It is supposed to look as if the students are being interviews, which is a clever idea. They are being interviewed after the anomaly happens. I love when the kids asked, "are you happy your teachers fell in love" and they all say, "no." The editing that makes it look as if the kids disappear is well done. There is not much in terms of background music except for some transitions and at the ending as it goes to the credits. My favorite parts are the responses to the question of what they think about their teachers being in love and the ending when everyone is repeating the equation and disappearing.

The film's message is: watch when you say random things as they might create an effect you didn't plan on.

I give 1 + 1 = 4221 (A Mockumentary 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 14, plus adults. This is exactly the type of film that fits our KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals. Reviewed by Sydney S., KIDS FIRST!

I really like the short student film 1 + 1 = 4221 (A Mockumentary)! It is really funny how it keeps going back to the equation, teleporting kids into the teacher's bathroom, and even detention. The storyline is cute and clever and it's well executed.

The story begins with the students doing a math test. Their teacher leaves the room and tells them to stay in their seats, but one student goes to the board and writes the equation 1 + 1 = 4221. This equation curses everyone who reads it aloud, and things go amuck from there!

I love the storyline. It's original and well-written, especially for 6th grade students. It is funny, unpredictable and enjoyable to watch. For some reason, the equation makes the kids disappear and teleport into the teacher's bathroom. Why does the equation make them disappear? Why do their teachers fall in love? It's a mystery and, as a mockumentary, it is not supposed to make sense. It's comedic and the kids pull it off great! My hats off to creators Maddie, Brendan, Chris and Cater for coming up with an interesting and unique plotline. Plus, the quality of the camera work is quite good. It is supposed to look as if the students are being interviews, which is a clever idea. They are being interviewed after the anomaly happens. I love when the kids asked, "are you happy your teachers fell in love" and they all say, "no." The editing that makes it look as if the kids disappear is well done. There is not much in terms of background music except for some transitions and at the ending as it goes to the credits. My favorite parts are the responses to the question of what they think about their teachers being in love and the ending when everyone is repeating the equation and disappearing.

The film's message is: watch when you say random things as they might create an effect you didn't plan on.

I give 1 + 1 = 4221 (A Mockumentary 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 14, plus adults. This is exactly the type of film that fits our KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals. Reviewed by Sydney S., KIDS FIRST!

Students write a wrong math equation on the board and things go wrong.
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