'Priceless' by UNEZEYES Productions

(Toronto, CA) First Edit

My name is Rick Skyler, from Toronto, Canada. I worked with a group of three other filmmakers (Michael W. Penny, Alex Wood, Craig Wood) and we each directed one of four films produced over a very exhausting weekend.

Read 'Priceless' HERE

Read 50 Kisses Blog HERE

First cut: Producers notes for the filmmakers

  • Great work, not sure I can offer any editorial notes that could improve it!

First Cut Comments... have YOUR say!

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Comments: 9
  • #1

    Ben Jacobson (Thursday, 08 November 2012 23:22)

    Wow - great work. I have nothing to suggest either.

    I thought the tone of this script was gonna be very tricky to gauge just right, but you did it perfectly.

  • #2

    Stephen Cooper (Friday, 09 November 2012 07:58)

    Great job. Really enjoyed it. Nice to see some good effective wide shots as well, something that's been missing from a fair few of the films.

    Not sure about the footstep sounds of the pimp as he walks towards her, feels slightly comical and maybe out of place but other than that wouldn't change a thing. Well job, loved it, one of the best i've seen.

  • #3

    Mark P (Friday, 09 November 2012 11:59)

    Hi Guys,

    Well done. And I love the whole teamwork / weekend thing you had going on there!

    I think it's great.

    The things that stuck out for me was the shoe to to cut at the start, and then the pan up. Others might not agree, but that felt a bit out of kilter with the rest of it - it had a slightly student film vibe. The second thing was the fade to black up at the start. I get that you're setting it up, but for me, it took me out of the moment.

    The final thing is the music. For me it was a touch on the light side. It's a tough balance, but I feel that the fact that there's the harsh swearing and the violence against the woman justifies some music that is a bit more ominous.

    Anyway, well done, and I hope this is helpful.

  • #4

    Tracey Flynn (Friday, 09 November 2012 16:20)

    Nicely done! This was one of my favourite scripts - pleased to see it produced and acted so well. I do agree that the music feels a little light and casual, which doesn't match the quality of the image. Have you tried not having music throughout? The sound of the rain is kinda cool on its own.

  • #5

    Jesco (Saturday, 10 November 2012 18:40)

    Well done!
    I was put off though by her "fuck off" reaction, seemed too abrupt

  • #6

    Mark (Monday, 12 November 2012 14:10)

    Great Cinematography. I liked this.

    Where the boy trips the pimp up and he's knocked out. Very weak. He needs to knock him out with something while the guy has his back to him. Maybe an isert of a brick and then close up of the blow.

  • #7

    Staré (Thursday, 15 November 2012 05:08)

    nice one, great cinematography! congratulations. For editing, i wanted to see more of a reaction of the girl, when the pimp was down. maybe her realizing that she is now free, a pov of the car..(she can escape) and then going to the kid to thank. one of the best films i've watched here.

  • #8

    Judson Lake (Thursday, 15 November 2012 15:53)

    Good job! Nice pacing. Clever storytelling.. shoot and tell. No fuss. My kind a style.

  • #9

    Lauren (Thursday, 29 November 2012 19:23)

    Nothing but great things to say about the production value of this one! Looks great, put together well, good sound. But... I think my problem is with the script. Or maybe the casting? I didn't buy this scenario. It just rang false. Maybe in Toronto this is what pimps and prostitutes look like, but not in NYC! Thought the kids were great though.