A second year student film, “Mechanical Creep” produced by Darren Wallace, Matthew Parsons and Rebecca Knight, is a well-executed piece for a 3D robot, which the animators were clearly trying to demonstrate. The color pallet is fantastic as well as the locations the filmmaker’s chose, which not only enhances the sense of dread but also adds to the ironic nature of it. Love the P.O.V of the robot stalking the girl; the color and design is almost “cheery” for a “creepy” robot but that makes perfect sense…The CG robot does tend to move in a staccato fashion but the close up shots are flawless. The young girl who plays the “victim” may be a non-actor but her expressions rather than detracting from the story add to its quirky nature and unpredictable denouement. If only most stalking stories would end this way.
Please do surprise us. Ask yourself: “Does my film have any unexpected twists, turns, or visual irony?” Nothing is more gratifying than the element of surprise. It will up the level of your work exponentially.