'Colton's Big Night' by Sun Rock Productions

(London, UK) Second Edit

We chose to make 'Colton's Big Night' because of it's quirkiness and charm. The film was shot on a Canon 60D in two days and we spent 3 weeks in post production. Check out the directors blog HERE. Thanks for taking the time to check it out. We'd love to hear what you think?

50 Kisses blog entry HERE
Read 'Colton's Big Night' HERE

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Harriet Crate (Wednesday, 05 December 2012 15:56)

    I love this :D

  • #2

    Amelia Eatough (Sunday, 23 December 2012 14:39)

    Really impressed by the quality of filming. It was light hearted, sweet and pleasurable. Congratulations to all involved.

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    Jaehun Han (Saturday, 10 May 2014 09:50)

    Hermione Corfield is so beautiful. So nice film!

'Colton's Big Night' by Sun Rock Productions

(London, UK) First Edit

First cut: Producers notes for the filmmakers

We love the execution and vibe. We love the excellent foley which we will use as an example for other filmmakers. Our only thoughts are that it’s too long. Go back to the cut and get ruthless. The animated sequence could be half the length by cutting each shot down by 50%. This would keep the audience engaged more. Great work.

Comments: 22 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Mark (Thursday, 01 November 2012 16:29)

    I would cut out the first 1min 20 secs and make the kiss more prominent even a nice kiss sound effect and end on her shocked face or Coltons at 3.40

  • #2

    Adolf El Assal (Sunday, 04 November 2012 13:47)

    you can easily cut out half of the film! great movie though!

  • #3

    Mark P (Sunday, 04 November 2012 17:50)


    Well done on making this.

    I think it's a really interesting example of where you guys have some strong ideas and it almost feels like the script is holding you back.

    Personally, I love everything after 3.42 and I like the start too, but the middle I'm much more 'meh' about. I don't think it's a problem with the script itself - i like the script - , I just think that you have an opportunity to take the film in a totally different direction , you'd stay true to the story, but you'd give it much more of your own flava.

    I agree that the shots could all be cut down. I also think you could lose a bit of the music, so that when it comes in, it's more powerful.

    Personally, I would love to see a version where you basically spend much more time in Colton's imagination using all those ace things you did in post. Strip the story and dialogue right back and then cut the imaginary stuff in with the live action. She comes - we see the nice one of colton and her, then the boyfriend arrives and then you cut to the boyf in the pirate outfit etc.

    I think with a bit more boldness like that, this could be one of the best!

  • #4

    Nathan Gower (Sunday, 04 November 2012 20:42)

    Mark P. -- How dare you! Stray from such a wonderful, realized script? Shame on you! : )

    Just kidding, obviously! As the writer, I can see your point perfectly. The crew at Sun Rock really ran with Colton's passion for superheros, and I think they did a tremendous job. I like the balance they have found with the real-world being framed with the superhero action, but I think your notes, Mark P., would produce a beautiful result as well.

    It is always hard for a writer to be objective, but I think most of the cutting could be simply shortening of some of the shots here. As the 50 Kisses team suggested, each shot of the photo sequence could be shortened, and there are some other moments where the camera lingers a bit (just one flex of the muscles, maybe?).

    Anyway, really nice work, Sebastian & crew!

  • #5

    Mark P (Monday, 05 November 2012 10:13)

    Hi Nathan - Cheers! As I said, I really like the script. It's great that the teams have taken your script in so many different ways - this one, puppets etc.

    I just think it's important for people not to feel like they have to stick by some abstract concept of 'the rules' of this competition. We're at the stage now where it's about making the very best films possible, so I just wanted to big up the team and give them some extra confidence to really find their own voice. Be bold!

  • #6

    Catherine (Monday, 05 November 2012 13:43)

    This is my favorite Colton! He is too cute! Great feel to this one. Real pleasure to watch - but a little too long. Could be cut down!

  • #7

    Eliza (Monday, 05 November 2012 14:38)

    I really love this one! I
    thought that this script and Ghetto Punk Romance were the strongest but decided to make Ghetto Punk Romance in the end.

    Well directed and you've selected the cutest and best Colton! Well done!

  • #8

    Claire S (Monday, 05 November 2012 15:33)

    Interesting interpretation, however I tend to agree with some of the comments above at the length of the film. Colton for me looked a bit too young & cute just not cocky enough! I generally like the script but just needs tweaking here and there to make the "reality" section more of that.

  • #9

    Mark (Monday, 05 November 2012 18:26)

    Really fun interpretation, shame it has to be cut / shortened and lovely unspoken interplay between Colton and the boyfriend (nicely played Mr Beard man). Agree with the comment above that Colton possibly looks too young and cute for the crush / kiss, not on the cusp of teen or pre teen!

  • #10

    Stephen Cooper (Monday, 05 November 2012 21:19)

    Good, fun film. Obviously way to long for the comp but still has a great feel about it. Loved the look the boyfriend gave at the end.

    Think if you cut all the quirky stuff together quicker or do some split screen effects you get run through the film a lot quicker and meet the requirements. Great fun though.

  • #11

    Michael W. Penny (Tuesday, 06 November 2012 17:37)

    Everyone's already discussed the need to shorten it, so I'll ignore that save to save I agree, and the best places to do so are to shorten the length of the "comic book" scenes at the end, and a bunch of Colton's "getting ready for the date" shots.

    I really loved the play between the babysitter and the kid. Together they worked pretty well, and I also liked Mr. Beard Man, especially that last shot of the kid sleeping between them on the couch. Loved it!

    Just wanted to post to say this is a well made film. Good job guys!

  • #12

    Phil (Wednesday, 07 November 2012 10:34)

    Great film, love the ending, a very clever and well-executed idea that plays well on screen. The beginning & end are excellent, which is important as that's what the audience will remember.

    Good job!

  • #13

    Erica Vogel (Wednesday, 07 November 2012 14:52)

    I think it's great. I'm sure you're already working on shortening it, so I'm not going to go on about that. To me, the easiest part to shorten would be up front, with Colton getting ready. Love this version, though, as is. You might consider keeping the long version for other screenings.

    What impressed me most is the artwork! Wow! The amount of time and effort put into the comic world here is amazing and gives the film something that's unique among the other 50 Kisses submissions. It's a great addition because it adds some of you without taking away from the story or changing the story line. Lovely job.

  • #14

    Shaun Bond (Wednesday, 07 November 2012 16:31)

    This is great stuff! But I agree with the Producer's notes that it could be trimmed a lot. The animated sequence could even be cut into a quick montage as the audience understands the joke immediately and doesn't need each shot to last as long as they do to follow the humour.

  • #15

    Nadia (Wednesday, 07 November 2012 23:47)

    I like this version of the script alot better than the others I have seen. I think you strike a balance with the actor who played Colt and his attempts to woo his babysitter. Agree with most about the length can be cut down alot more.

  • #16

    Claire Yeowart (Thursday, 08 November 2012 21:05)

    Fantastic but cut cut cut! I would cut half of the beginning sequence of him getting ready which is all just set up. Whilst the animated sequence looks great, it felt out of place to me. Overall a stellar job! The effort that went into this one has really paid off.

  • #17

    Layla (Saturday, 10 November 2012 19:20)

    Love the animation at the beginning and the end, but was a little bored in the middle. Work the original script into the animation tales and you'll have a stand alone piece. Still a very sweet story.

  • #18

    Ben Tobin (Sunday, 11 November 2012 17:48)

    I really liked it. The animated part was great but might be more effective if broken up and placed throughout the film to go with Colton's reactions. The only other part I felt could be re-edited is when the babysitter character comes in the door. There were a few too many cross-dissolves in a short span of time. I think clean cuts would be more effective. Overall thought it was brilliant. Well done.

  • #19

    Kate (Sunday, 11 November 2012 22:15)

    What. A. Cutie. Such a perfect casting!!!

  • #20

    Phil Peel; (Sunday, 11 November 2012 22:58)


    But to go against the grain of previous comments, I'd keep the core middle section..which tells the story and heavily shorten the front and back end. But great work!

  • #21

    Mylène (Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:37)

    Fab' movie, love the cast and the mix of genre. However I think that, as previously stated by others, it could be shorten a little all the way through so will keep the same feel which works really well but will avoid for the movie to drag a little at times; esp. around the preparation of Colton, the realisation that he prepared the lounge for her and the dream/superhero sequence.

  • #22

    Sebastian Solberg (Saturday, 17 November 2012 14:44)

    Thank you everyone for taking the time to watch the film and write feedback, I really appreciate it. Myself and the producers have read all the comments and I must say it's been very helpful! We're currently in the process of re-editing the film and we'll have it finished by the end of next week.

    Kind Regards,