British Comedy Guide

Finger

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David Bussell

  • Wednesday 30th March 2011, 11:32pm
  • London, England
  • 9,943 posts

Tonally it was a bit muddled I thought. It played out like a horror/thriller (supported by the score) but ended on a gag punchline. I felt like you should have gone one way or the other - either concentrated on the comedy or the drama. As it is you have a thriller setup that doesn't quite work (why exactly is she so blase about waking up with a missing finger?) and a comedy resolution that comes completely out of left field. That all said, it was a decent job in terms of direction, so you should definitely keep at it.

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Jebsly

  • Wednesday 30th March 2011, 11:42pm
  • Manchester, England
  • 817 posts

The tonal clash so that the punchline came out of nowhere was something I intended really, but it isn't as effective as I had hoped unfortunately. Glad you liked my direction though. This was my first attempt at it, and I've learned a lot from the process to take into my next project.

Cheers :)

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Kevin C

  • Thursday 31st March 2011, 9:33am
  • Plymouth, England
  • 26 posts

Perhaps I have a dirty mind, but, at first, I thought it was going to be about her coming on her period and ruining the sheets.

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Jebsly

  • Thursday 31st March 2011, 5:33pm
  • Manchester, England
  • 817 posts

I had a feeling at least one person would think that. Congratulations! :D

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Lady Laughter

  • Wednesday 18th May 2011, 7:28pm
  • England
  • 298 posts

I think either music works, just not too mad on the end result.

Definitely well directed though.

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Jebsly

  • Thursday 19th May 2011, 10:55am
  • Manchester, England
  • 817 posts

Cheers :) After playing around with it for hours and hours, I'm starting to think that maybe I did just go the wrong way about it.

I'll just have to not make the same mistake next time :)