'First/Last' by Zander Wood Productions

First Edit

Four directors teamed up to each direct one of the 50 kisses short films and in-turn produce each-other's films. We shot all 4 films in a single weekend, our team made the following; Don't by Craig Wood, Priceless by Rick Skyler, Unbearable by Michael W. Penny, and First/Last by Alexander Wood. We shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the Red Scarlet X and it poured rain on us the entire weekend. 

Read 'First/Last' HERE

First cut: Producers notes for the filmmakers

  • Clever to use quote to overcome setup of the world and virus
  • Music too loud, keep lower and raise for kiss and final moments
  • Not in love with the music BUT that is just a choice, and does play well against sci-fi theme. If you like it, you should keep it.

First Cut Comments... have YOUR say!

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Comments: 3
  • #1

    Stephen Cooper (Tuesday, 06 November 2012 19:11)

    Great film. Loved it. Really glad that you brought the sci-fi to it from the opening text to the end credits. Was shot well, sound seemed clear, the only thing I would question is whether the soundtrack fits the rest of the presentation. It's a nice song that suits the story but not sure it fits in the world you've created. Really good take on a fantastic script. Was a joy to watch.

  • #2

    Evan (Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:40)

    Loved the production design, the look, the acting. I agree I'm not so hip on the music. Seems to put it in niche that will ultimately date it (maybe One Tree Hill or one of those awful teen soaps). I'd consider something else since for me at least it's detracting from such a great piece.

  • #3

    Suvasis (Thursday, 08 November 2012 20:32)

    Liked the use of sets and posters that established quickly & cheaply what was going on in this. One thing that bothers me with this story in all versions is the kiss scene does not reflect the sort of ECSTACY one (or 2) would be prepared to die for - also the rotting veined look is a distraction - May work better if the infected go into an orgasmic frenzy and then just spontaneously explode on site ...?