Tuesday, 7 June 2011

'99 Forever - Watch the film!

Hi Everyone!  
The moment has arrived!  

We had our end of year degree show last week and '99 Forever was shown for the very first time! I had such amazing feedback from it, lots of people telling me it was the best film of the night which I really couldnt have asked for, the entire night was amazing.  

We also had journalists there on the night, and here's what they said about my film: 

'So to the final film of the night this one directed by Olivia Young. ’99 Forever is a familiar tale of a young girl not wanting to grow up. It is cleverly set on New Years Eve 1999, on the cusp of the new millennium. With the paranoia over the Millennium Bug, the unbridled exuberance of celebrating the dawn of a new age, the promise of change and the possibilities of the future, all colliding on one night, one young girl doesn’t want 1999 to end. She places the morning newspaper announcing the end of the year in the bin, as a car drives past blaring out ‘Millennium’ on the stereo reminding her once more. It’s all too much; she can’t escape it;  she’s worried about growing up; scared of getting older: a feeling that is universal.
There are many reasons why this film works, not least the excellent soundtrack of nineties Britpop; Pulp, Cornershop and Robbie Williams soundtrack the drama. There is extraordinary attention to detail throughout; from the Pokemon cards, stick on bindis, SMTV with Ant and Dec and smearing your lippy with silvery stuff: for a moment it’s like the nineties never went away.
By using the inner dialogue as a voice over, the audience is given a way into the child’s mind, to hear all her thoughts and fears, and nod knowingly as she expresses all the same things they did at her age. ’99 Foreverwas a simple idea, well observed and beautifully interpreted; sometimes simplicity is key. 
n the strength of tonight’s screenings the graduates will have job offers and opportunities flooding in; they all have ambition, talent and fortitude in abundance.' 

(Read the entire review by Michelle Dee HERE

How amazing is that!? Really could not have asked for any more!!!! 
I'll have the photos from the Degree Show soon to show you all, but for now, heres my little film for you all to watch :) Thank you for all the support you've shown and given me over the past few months when I was making it, I hope I've done you all proud!   


What do you think? Let me know on here by leaving a comment of head across to HERE, the '99 Forever Facebook page, or HERE the Goldielocks and Cupid Facebook page
Thank you ALL so much for all your support so far, lets see what we can do in the future yeah? :D 



Chris said...

Was an amazing night, xx

Shine a Light Cinematography

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Well done! Congratulations, a fantastic achievement :-) xo

Catherine Ruth said...

Ahh its amazing!!
Ive been dyeing to see it since I saw your set designs. I love your paper boats, Im going to try and make some of my own!!
Amazing work!!
Love xx

Peach said...

that's amazing! you must be very proud of you and your work! well done!

congratulations again!!


Olivia said...

Thank you!!! :D x

The Tiny Atelier said...

this is perfect! and im sure i recognise the grandad's voice from somewhere...;) x

Sarah said...

Well done - my broadband in unmercifully slow at the moment but I'll watch as soon as I can. I love the sound of it, just my cup of tea (especially as I spent the majority of 1999 worrying about the end of the world!)

Natasha said...

Olivia your film is amazing! It was both sad and uplifting at the same time, and I'm not ashamed to say it brought tears to my eyes, especially when the little girl was reminiscing about everything she'd miss, and then of course when she was dreaming of everything fun and wonderful in her future. Fantastic video, you deserve all the credit you get for this and I can't wait to see more from you, this was amazing! xxx

Cherry said...

This is awesome!

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Absolutely well done you! That's fantastic! I will be watching so soon as I get a sec, as it sounds awesome, and what a fantastic write up.

jamie-lee said...

wow it's awesome, good work!

Olivia said...

Thank you everyoneee! :D x

danniekate said...

well done! what an achievement :) xx

Tea For Two said...

Fucking beautiful! Seriously, you should be s proud of yourself. I loved all the little touches in there, all the props that triggered emotional responses. Fantastic.

Olivia said...

Thank you so much! This is such an amazing response thanks everyone!x

rebecca said...

wow, this must have taken so much work! reading such a good review must feel so unbelievably amazing (:


Chuck said...

Aww, Olivia, it is gorgeous! Congratulations. You must be so pleased. x

Olivia said...

Thabks girls! It was amazing to read the review - hard work does pay off, and theres the proof! Thanks for the comments :) x

Georgianna said...

Olivia, it's brilliant!!! I'm so happy for you. Such an achievement. Really, really marvelous!!!! xo – g


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