Somewhere at Christmas
 
 
Studio: Fedaredan
 
Review Count: 85
Average Rating: 4.59 stars
Genre: Romance
Length: 7 minutes 18 seconds
 
Posted on: December 21, 2005
 
 
Film Description
This film is my Christmas wish to the TMO community.
Merry Christmas Everyone!

****Special Thanks to Azuresama for the great voiceover work for Chelle Carson!!!****
You can see other work of hers at: http://www.btinternet.com/~yukino/

***Music is credited to Kevin MacLeod***
Angels We Have Heard On High - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 2.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Thanks Mr. MacLeod!

All other voicework was done by my self.
 
Featured Reviews
- Trashman

Traditional holiday movie-making compressed into 7 minutes.
Not without a few editing flaws or minor nit-picks,but overall well done.
I am amazed sometimes when things like this get 1 star from people.Absolutely amazed.

Posted on December 30, 2005
- Soulsword

This is the first movie I've seen on the site that actually had enough emotional power to almost make me cry. Sensational story and very absorbing second half. First few minutes not so much.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- cecilbdemovies

This movie packs an emotional wallop! There is something deeper going on here than a typical Xmas message. Very good work.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- tinkerbelle1003

Straight to the heart is where this movie goes! (Pulls out a tissue)..As a few others said this would have been a great movie for the X-mas competition!! I dont know how anyone could have found 1 bad thing to say about this movie! Thanks for such a great movie! Hope U have a Very Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!!

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Fuzion_Ent

*sniff* stop getting me all emotional and junk! Excellent script! Excellent VOs! Excellent Editing! Excellent movie! damn you *runs away hiding tears*

Posted on December 21, 2005
 
Reviews
- madmatt7g

Good vo's. Definitely the best christmas movie i've seen on here.

Posted on January 24, 2006
- Blamotime

Very well done.

Posted on January 22, 2006
- thesinginlucas

Good movie, but quite slow. And a bit too depressing for a Christmas movie. A change in music could have helped a bit. But good job otherwise.

Posted on January 21, 2006
- nicvancamp

great for all seasons~!

Posted on January 21, 2006
- Agent_Masquerade

Wow, a lot of effort in this one. Great movie. It's Christmas in mid-January.

Posted on January 19, 2006
- lemongreen

That was truly touching, and with excellent voiceovers too.

Posted on January 18, 2006
- Lizard3209

This was an incredible story. This movie displays the true meaning of the holiday and one of the better I've seen. It should have been close for a choice in the competition.

Posted on January 17, 2006
- burgerkingproductions

*sobbing* this should have been number 1 on the christmas competition!!
*sobbing some more*
please review my christmas movies, and the new trailer!!
definatly bookmarking it, and u'r studio!

Posted on January 17, 2006
- DarqCyde

Great story, great VOs, great editting. This is a Great Movie http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/39957

Posted on January 16, 2006
- yoyokid

wow that was moveing.

Posted on January 15, 2006
- tigereyes

agree with fuzion ent that excellent is a good way to describe this movie

Posted on January 15, 2006
- THROWAXE

Fantastic achievement. Good editing (although the white screens weren't that much of a succes), great mood and slow pacing and appropriate music. Very well done.

Posted on January 15, 2006
- Judyann88

wow,everthing about it was very nice best movie I've seen on here

Posted on January 14, 2006
- JackGravestone

This was a good film. The main voice over seemed a little monotone, but it was good. Nicely done!

If you ever feel like it, stop by my studio and review a movie or two.

Posted on January 14, 2006
- michael_allen1

A true christmas movie that sends out a positive message about Christmas Spirit. An emotional rollacoaster ride all the way through, yet not without it's problems but I have yet to see a perfect movie on TMO.

Posted on January 14, 2006
- skarsten

Finally, a Christmas movie that didn't involve Santa getting drunk and slaughtering people, or having a kung fu duel with the Easter bunny. Very well done... captured the "Christmas spirit" without being too sappy or preachy.

Posted on January 12, 2006
- harb37

Good movie. Nice work. Had my interest through the entire thing.

Posted on January 12, 2006
- Darkthrall

:-)

Posted on January 11, 2006
- RushFan

Really, really good dialogue. Very well presented in the voice over as well. The editing could definitely use some work, but it's obvious you concentrated more on the message than the medium. Great work

Posted on January 10, 2006
- Cult_Inc

I went into this thinking 'God, not another christmas movie'. There have been some great ones, and some terrible ones, and I've seen a lot of them.

However, this is now probably my favourite.

This is the only one so far to explore the real meaning of christmas. It really is thought-provoking, and I wish I'd seen it before christmas. Like Flips, I was sick of the commercialisation and tackyness of the holiday. This movie reminded me what it's really all about.

It's a shame this was too long to be entered into the competition, I think it would have done well. I'm glad you didn't cut it down to enter though, as I wouldn't have wanted to miss a second of this. Well done.

Posted on January 8, 2006
- tim_pilgrim

I really liked this, and this really isn't my sort of thing. I think the VO was excellent as was the scritpt. Technically it was good with really good use of sets

5/5

Posted on January 8, 2006
- ginnywoolf

Story: I was touched and it may have been moreso if it were still Christmas 5/5

Editing/Art: I didn't like the whitescreen fades toward the end, but overall good work 4/5

Voice acting or clever subtitles: Really Outstanding 5/5

Sound/Music. Appropriate for Christmas 4/5

Posted on January 8, 2006
- daredevil_can

Great movie. I can't think of anything else to say that hasn't been said before me.

Posted on January 7, 2006
- MattBOM

Good movie that is well put together. Nice VO's and original music make it a joy to watch.

Posted on January 7, 2006
- plupi

Excellent job.

Posted on January 7, 2006
- Cimmerz

There's a few minor editing problems (IE: a woman rocking an invisible baby), but I don't think any of them really take away much from the film. It's a very nice story, with a nice message. I do think the Somewhere's went on a little long, but the last one really got me. Good job.

Posted on January 6, 2006
- iconoclysm

Very nice.

Posted on January 5, 2006
- jamiefox

A good festive movie

Posted on January 4, 2006
- DNR

Great Story and Emotion..A few editing flaws but all in all great movie

Posted on January 3, 2006
- FreddaH

Well, I generally don't get all mushy, and this one should not make me feel anything. It should not! But, oh, it does. Don't know why, but I really got into the story, and I found it extremely touching.

There are a few editing mistakes, but they don't bring down the rating at all. The rest is just too damn good.

Merry Xmas.

Posted on January 3, 2006
- Yogurt_King

Sappy, but sweet. I think this sentiment could have been expressed a bit more concisely, before I started thinking, "somewhere, this movie has an end." Nonetheless, heartfelt.

Posted on January 3, 2006
- danedwardsuk

This is either a wonderful movie or I'm a sentimental fool. Probably both!

Posted on January 3, 2006
- waroftheworlds01

Aweful... as in full of AWE! This movie was increadible. A true christmas movie. I hate to ask this but i also have a christmas movie out. Its not as emotional as this one. Mine is a comedy so if you have the time please watch it. And again great movie.

Posted on January 3, 2006
- Prinzess

Yes I knew of a girl like this and she reached her life of 21 but now is with the angels. I thought of her watching this :)
Excellent VO's and excellent story!

Posted on January 1, 2006
- Yngvelli

A great achievement. it has a good Christmas message and it really feels like those cousy movies that shows on television during Christmas.
THE VOs, dialogue and editing was all top notch. Great job!

Posted on January 1, 2006
- Deikon

Powerful film. Very well done. Some rough edges on the editing, but overall very solid. Keep it up!

Posted on January 1, 2006
- anagnos27

Excellent!

Posted on January 1, 2006
- dekdes

xmas top 25 material!
great story, very deep, touching, emotional.
good VO.

Posted on January 1, 2006
- JohnRAndrew

One of the best I've seen, keep it up!

Posted on December 31, 2005
- Ripkat

Awesome work. Thank you!

Posted on December 31, 2005
- Trashman

Traditional holiday movie-making compressed into 7 minutes.
Not without a few editing flaws or minor nit-picks,but overall well done.
I am amazed sometimes when things like this get 1 star from people.Absolutely amazed.

Posted on December 30, 2005
- worldwriter

I really think this should win the Xmas contest.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- PamDennis

Pretty good movie. A little more fine tuning neede though.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- glucero0

Slow moving and the voice overs were a little hard to understand, but overall an excellent message and good execution.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- rjb2112

Beautiful!

Excellent VO, well edited, touching story, told extremely well. It is a shame that it is too long to go in the Christmas competition, because it would win.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- Meowan

WOW! I vote for you at IPG Awards :)

please watch my movie: "Die Verwandlung" :)

Posted on December 29, 2005
- Bennettl

Too bad it can't enter the contest

Posted on December 29, 2005
- SHERWINLIU

This movie is pushing the envelope on what can be done... Excellent job!

Posted on December 28, 2005
- mabdog

that was great, beautiful, and emotional. Well done, I loved it!

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Smiley80

great movie

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Lorgod

Great movie with a good message.
Some editing issues take away your 5 stars from me. Lip-sync seemed to be missing, some costume problems, ...
The music fitted it well and the VO were very good.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Davidwww

Well Done

Posted on December 27, 2005
- PearsonHouse

Good job, although VO was a bit quiet in places.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- darkstar13601

not a bad movie

Posted on December 25, 2005
- Soulsword

This is the first movie I've seen on the site that actually had enough emotional power to almost make me cry. Sensational story and very absorbing second half. First few minutes not so much.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- King_Moonracer

Well done.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- Philnate

What shall I add, everything was said already a really great movie.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- gummer

;_; ;_; Wow. You actually made me cry, you jerk. An undeniably powerful movie.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- sarek13

Nice Movie

Posted on December 24, 2005
- lostwolfnesbit

Nice touching movie. A good effort on your part. The VO was good and understandable, some good editing all equals a good movie. Only problem I had was you should've used lip synching.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- aussienat2000

No comment

Posted on December 23, 2005
- jackalbane

A great movie that has a solid and pure message of the season. Great job, fedaredan, and Merry Xmas.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- OZMAN69

Wow. What a great movie. It was very moving and touching. Not usually my style of movie, but the message that it contained was great. The story is what made this movie so great. Keep up the great work and Merry Christmas. Too bad it's over four minutes, it would have been perfect for the competition.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- shamsael

The editing was a little jerky and there were some seamingly random fades. The story was good but the voice overs were a little low. I really wanted to give this 5 stars, but the problems I mentioned bump it down a shake.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- Limetto

merry xmas to all of you ;)

Posted on December 23, 2005
- RichardCombes

Simply fantastic...
Long, but worth watching. Perhaps I'll reach inside me for some of that Christmas cheer.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- weiseart

This is is very nice Christmas - story with a good feeling. My best Christmas wishes to you also.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- justin_in_bangor

Where is a ten star rating when one really needs it. By far the best Christmas peice I have seen to date. Anyone who feels nothing during this has no soul. Flawless in everyway (Except that you almost made me cry).

Posted on December 23, 2005
- cecilbdemovies

This movie packs an emotional wallop! There is something deeper going on here than a typical Xmas message. Very good work.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- ESCH

Fantastic job! Great work!

Posted on December 23, 2005
- dh216832

You get an extra star for using the Christmas props but making a movie that is too long to enter into the competition but would probably beat all the

Posted on December 22, 2005
- tinkerbelle1003

Straight to the heart is where this movie goes! (Pulls out a tissue)..As a few others said this would have been a great movie for the X-mas competition!! I dont know how anyone could have found 1 bad thing to say about this movie! Thanks for such a great movie! Hope U have a Very Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!!

Posted on December 22, 2005
- xbinkus

No comment

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Sheephead

Wicked xmas film!!5 stars hands down!!Wicked voice overs!!and music come to think of it!!would have done well good in the comp!shame its too long!!

Posted on December 22, 2005
- MARKANA

Excellent work; a little sentimental for my tastes, but still poignant. Well done mate.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- kaipan

It's meaningful! and Merry Christmas to you as well :)

Posted on December 22, 2005
- TheMGMKid1

Bah Humbug! You made me cry! An excellent film with a wonderful Holiday message. Perfectly superb delivery of lines by the actors. Great editing especially towards the end that punched a hole in my heart. Great work by a man with a heart as big as they come. Merry Christmas and thanks for you wonderful film.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- jamespetts

Very nice; quite touching. Excellent voice acting (although the woman who plays the 14-year-old girl, although very good, needs to think about getting a new micriphone, or perhaps sound card), and good dialogue writing. The pace was generally very good as well, which is important.

This was very nearly four stars, but some technical things (and one non-technical thing) let it down, I'm afraid. Starting with the non-technical thing, the introduction is just that bit too short: we need to know a little more about Flips and his relationship with Tom before we get thrown into the joys of Christmas routine. Perhaps they need to have some dialogue in the middle, too, to break it up a little and make the pacing work better (although it is not bad as it is).

The technical things are a little more serious: the worst of them is that the relative levels of the music and the dialogue are wrong such that it is at times difficult to hear the dialogue over the music. The usual solution to this is to turn the music down at the times when there is dialogue: listen to an actual film or television programme, and you will hear this being done all the time.

Secondly, there are some editing issues: some of the cuts and shots don't quite work, and those cut-to-white, cut-back things near the end are painful to watch; I have no idea why they are in there, they certainly don't add anything. What is the point of having one second of a white screen between cuts?

Irritatingly, although the game has a lip-synch feature, this didn't seem to have been used, especially in the bar scene, where Flips' closed mouth was quite conspicuous.

Finally, unless I am imagining it, the mixing glass from the bar seemed to materialise from nowhere at one point. A very good effort, though, which, with a bit of tweaking, would deserve a solid four stars (and, to calibrate that, I rate quite conservatively, such that I have not given any film five stars yet).

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Fuzion_Ent

*sniff* stop getting me all emotional and junk! Excellent script! Excellent VOs! Excellent Editing! Excellent movie! damn you *runs away hiding tears*

Posted on December 21, 2005
- mumotuma_man

I can honestly say thats the best movie ive seen on this site so far... sure, people can make army movies and have zombies eat some helpless couple, but ur movie almost inspired me to be a better person around this time of year... Truly impressive work

and by the way...I got the audio workin on my ninja squad movie...works great now

Posted on December 21, 2005
- brickcity5350

Great story with a wholesome spirit. Great VO work. Too bad competition movies can only be four minutes, because this one would have done well. Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 21, 2005
- NeoManic

It left a nice warm feeling inside :)

Posted on December 21, 2005
- markrichardbehenna

Very good VO work and the music was pretty nice too. It's a good movie but it doesn't quite reach the outstanding stage for me.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Westost

Wow... That was coasy.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- sf67

No comment

Posted on December 21, 2005