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IMAGINED

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IMAGINED is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-18
95 minutes
VIDEO
TORI LAYNE
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Imagined is heart-warming, imaginative and it is a reminder to always stay young at heart. It is well written, the camerawork is outstanding. The imaginary friend reminded me of the imaginary friend I had as a child.

The story is about a man named Liam (Chris Korkalo) who is having a hard time in life. He has grown old, estranged from his three children - Kelsey (Ella Grant), Hailey (Lainey Woody) and Brady (Jace Paul) - and is trying to escape his current circumstances by moving away. His childhood imaginary friend Kal (Michelle Haskell) is assigned to him to straighten up his life. The story is very entertaining and heart-warming.

The story is about how our imagination can help us out of tight spots in our lives. It involves an imaginary friend who is visible to the audience and appears as real as all of the other characters. It is easy to get drawn into this story. I really like the scenes where the imaginary friend is playing a dragon and there is a sword fight with the young boy. The cinematography is very professional. The nature scenes are beautiful and the nighttime scenes are clearly visible. The retrospective shots are well done and seem as real as the present day shots. The current day clothing is appropriate for the story line. The costumes worn by the imaginary friend while playing make believe with the children are wonderful. The make-believe sets are extremely well done. The music is used effectively to build up and dissipate the appropriate amount of tension in each of the scenes. The visual effects used to introduce the magic associated with the imaginary friend are very effective.

The characters are very realistic; they include the protagonist Liam (Chris Korkalo), the children - Kelsey (Ella Grant), Hailey (Lainey Woody) and Brady (Jace Paul), the imaginary friend Kal (Michelle Haskell) and the potential girlfriend Jordon (Karen Boles). They could be easily your next door neighbors. I really love the scenes where the imaginary friend Kal (Michelle Haskell) is playing with the young child Brady (Jace Paul). Brady is a knight who is chasing a dragon played by Kal. It is so much fun.

The message is that the inner child within each of us can help us solve problems as adults and we should always stay young at heart. I give Imagined 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. The excellent story line and quality of the film qualify it for a youth and family film festival. By Pamela L., KIDS FIRST!

Imagined is heart-warming, imaginative and it is a reminder to always stay young at heart. It is well written, the camerawork is outstanding. The imaginary friend reminded me of the imaginary friend I had as a child.

The story is about a man named Liam (Chris Korkalo) who is having a hard time in life. He has grown old, estranged from his three children - Kelsey (Ella Grant), Hailey (Lainey Woody) and Brady (Jace Paul) - and is trying to escape his current circumstances by moving away. His childhood imaginary friend Kal (Michelle Haskell) is assigned to him to straighten up his life. The story is very entertaining and heart-warming.

The story is about how our imagination can help us out of tight spots in our lives. It involves an imaginary friend who is visible to the audience and appears as real as all of the other characters. It is easy to get drawn into this story. I really like the scenes where the imaginary friend is playing a dragon and there is a sword fight with the young boy. The cinematography is very professional. The nature scenes are beautiful and the nighttime scenes are clearly visible. The retrospective shots are well done and seem as real as the present day shots. The current day clothing is appropriate for the story line. The costumes worn by the imaginary friend while playing make believe with the children are wonderful. The make-believe sets are extremely well done. The music is used effectively to build up and dissipate the appropriate amount of tension in each of the scenes. The visual effects used to introduce the magic associated with the imaginary friend are very effective.

The characters are very realistic; they include the protagonist Liam (Chris Korkalo), the children - Kelsey (Ella Grant), Hailey (Lainey Woody) and Brady (Jace Paul), the imaginary friend Kal (Michelle Haskell) and the potential girlfriend Jordon (Karen Boles). They could be easily your next door neighbors. I really love the scenes where the imaginary friend Kal (Michelle Haskell) is playing with the young child Brady (Jace Paul). Brady is a knight who is chasing a dragon played by Kal. It is so much fun.

The message is that the inner child within each of us can help us solve problems as adults and we should always stay young at heart. I give Imagined 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. The excellent story line and quality of the film qualify it for a youth and family film festival. By Pamela L., KIDS FIRST!

Loner Liam Harris lives a predictable life, which he intends to leave behind for his childhood happy place: Canada. At least, until Kal appears. She claims to be his Incorporeal Children's Guide (ICG for short), tasked to help him recover from being an adult "failure." What Kal doesn't tell him is that she's not that good at being an ICG - she's made a bet with her boss to "fix" Liam in order to keep her job. To make matters worse, Liam's ex-wife suddenly drops off his three kids with him for the long weekend, right before he's due to move. Liam finds himself surrounded by three people (and one imaginary person) who are entirely too loud, entirely too unorganized, and entirely too young. Add in his crush on his next-door neighbor Jordan, and Liam has a mess on his hands. Still suspicious of whether his imaginary friend is a hallucination, Liam begrudgingly teams up with Kal to navigate the stormy waters of his estranged family. Innovative and whimsical, Imagined leads audiences on a fun, heartwarming adventure sure to entertain the whole family.
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