'Nothing Ventured' by E Pluribus Unum

(London, UK) First Edit

No money, no equipment, no crew...no problem! A small group of passionate people from London with very limited means can still make a film. Here it is. This is our first film, and we hope you like it as much as we enjoyed making it. Many thanks to Nina Haerland for the original script, and to Lisa who very kindly let us film in her shop.

Read 'Nothing Ventured' HERE

First cut: Producers notes for the filmmakers

  • Atmos too high and needs foley
  • Not loving the music
  • Grade needs work too

First Cut Comments... have YOUR say!

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Adolf El Assal (Sunday, 04 November 2012 16:24)

    work on the sound and grading.

  • #2

    Glyn Carter (Sunday, 04 November 2012 17:27)

    Nice. Economical. She is very likeable - it's nice the way it's implied she wants the flowers for herself because no-one is going to buy her any. I'm not sure he comes across quite so well, but maybe... All I'd say is trim it in the edit (too much sweeping), simplify the ending, and definitely omit her Miranda-style look to camera.

  • #3

    Will Prosor (Monday, 05 November 2012 23:52)

    I like the direction you have gone with this, its very cute and put a smile on my face. There are technical problems that ill pin down to inexperience, but there is real potential. You are mixing a few tropes that don't quite fit together such as the glance and the opening sequence. I personally would do as Glyn said and take out the 4th wall break as its not nessisary and I feel it takes away from the moment. A response of his reaction instead would help, if iyou have one on hand. I like the opening but it needs more shots, as well as taking out the blur fade and just replacing it with a cut as the door closes. Huge respect for the limited budget/crew/money, some great stuff in here for sure!

  • #4

    Stephen Cooper (Tuesday, 06 November 2012 21:39)

    Is a very good effort. Could do with grading and sorting the sound in places but I like the quirky feel with the split screen, blurs and wink at the camera (something I normally hate if it isn't done by Woody Allen). Think if you work on the colour and tighten a few shots to get the run time down to around 2 minutes you will have a fun, quirky little film. good job.

  • #5

    Suvasis (Wednesday, 07 November 2012 18:26)

    Liked the split screen start- bu thought the "Wah-wah-wah-wah" 70's cartoon/B movie style soundtrack detracted from it. Also think that the acting lacked real expression / subtlety - a woman alone in a shop with cash - a stranger banging - ought to elicit a moment of doubt /fear...facial expressions were not really communicating the story beneath