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Wednesday 23 October 2019
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2014 BAFF “Hellyfish” review and movie

BAFF 2014  imageHellyfish-PosterOne of the winners from November’s Buried Alive Film Festival was “Hellyfish”. Here’s a brief review and the film in it’s entirety.
Synopsis: “Nature without Nurture”




America’s only missing nuclear weapon is leaking radioactive material into the ocean just off the coast of Tybee Island, GA. The trifling existence of a hapless cast is disrupted by a vicious force of nature that shows no mercy…

One of the short films I was excited to see during the 2014 Buried alive Film festival was Hellyfish. Hellyfish was written by Patrick Longstreth and directed by Patrick Longstreth and Robert Mclean and produced by Katie Schuck. This 12-minute horror-comedy short is a union of the classic 70’s monster flicks with a touch of cheesy Sci-Fi channel films along the lines of Sharknado and the two-headed shark. Hellyfish was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $12,111 and shot at Tybee Island.I was not disappointed at all with this award winning short. Hellyfish won the Best Local “Golden Shovel” award at the Buried Alive festival and deservingly so. The opening and closing scenes were done like a graphic novel with fantastic illustrations. The Jellyfish digital effects were off the hook good. The audio was very clear and crisp, often over looked in the indie industry, some very creative camera work, tightly edited, with a good score from a local Atlanta band “Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun”. The weakest part of the film was the opening scene, but once you get to the 3-minute mark it’s a blast to watch. And you’re in luck because it’s now on YouTube so set back and crack up your speakers and enjoy the ride.

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