For the first time ever, I entered a blender guru contest. I like my entry, but it is poorly constructed and I do not expect to win. Slight possibility of an honorable mention. Slight. This is the image I entered.
It's okay, but it could have been a lot better. *shrug*
I got to do something pretty cool last night. I got to go to the international premier of Freetown! It's an independent film by Garret Batty, filmed in Ghana about a group of missionaries incredible story fleeing a civil war so they can preach the gospel. Here are some pictures from the premier:
If you haven't heard of the movie, here is a trailer.
I'd like to give a full review of the film that I'll put on the various movie websites on the internet. Here goes:
I really liked this movie. A lot. It was awesome to hear the story of it's production at the premier as well as parts of the story that were left out. The crew had a total of five people fly to Ghana for two months during principle photography. As far as production elements go, I wasn't distracted away from the story of the film. There weren't technical or editing issues that pulled me away from the story. Maybe I only say this because I've spent so long inside of theater.
The story was incredibly well structured. Even though I knew the missionaries survived (I saw two of them last night) I had no idea what miracle would come next to pull these men closer to freedom. The film is listed as a "Dramatic Thriller" and it is.
The acting in the film is also good. Henry Adofo carries the film VERY well. He plays the situation very honestly and fully. He did a great job. All of the missionaries in the car portrayed very real and full characters.
In closing, there are two kinds of films. Those that feel like a waste of time, and those that don't. This film was in the latter category. It is a movie I would love to watch again, and I probably will in theaters. It's opening all around the world, so there are many opportunities to see this great movie about miracles and men. I recommend this movie. Go watch it in theaters, it's that good.
I'm Brian Whetten, and I'm very interested in Animation and Visual Effects. This is my blog where I write about my current projects, current events, as well as the software and techniques I use.