Hope and Consequence
 
 
Studio: kos78
 
Review Count: 68
Average Rating: 4.81 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 2 minutes 18 seconds
 
Posted on: March 15, 2006
 
 
Film Description
A serious movie about some of the events going on in the world today, and what we do about it. It is the story of Hope, a woman of incredible courage and determination, caught up in events she for which she was not responsible.

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Runner-up in MoMc "BEST ROMANCE/DRAMA" catetory.

Many people have commented on the way that the media is presented in this movie, and the comments are correct. However, I when I made this movie I did not intend for the media to be the focus. The interviewer was intended to act as the foil against which to show the other characters. I urge viewers to give a little thought to all the characters portrayed in this movie, and the way that their lives are entwined, and ask the interviewer's question, "What kind of person do you think I am?"
- The interviewer
- The woman (Hope)
- The viewer
- The government soldiers
- The rebel soldiers

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Full English VO.

Ignore the 'action' genre tag, this movie doesn't fit into any of the predefined genres. It is more of a documentary, entirely different to the lighthearted comedies that I usually make.

I was inspired to make this movie after reading about some of the current events in Africa, specifically in DRC. But such things are going on in many places right now, today, unseen and unheard. This movie is not about any particular situation, it is more about us -- we who sit in living rooms around the world -- and a story about Hope.
 
Featured Reviews
- millahnna

5.0
"I'm going to find my son."

Others have said all that I could ever want to say; the abrupt and chilling ending, the simplicity of such a complete but very short story - it's more horrific than any horror movie ever could be. There are not words for how disturbing this is.

Posted on March 23, 2006
- Dulci

Touching & terrible story. Truly frightening as a woman and mother. The cold ending really made this more powerful & moved it up to Dulcilicious.

Posted on March 20, 2006
- postmodernchuck

As a long-standing member of Amnesty International and FAN, I can safely say that the human rights violations depicted in this film -- both international and domestic -- are wholly real and not exaggerated in the least. How could I not celebrate a filmmaker on TMO who uses his films to explore these probing issues, scraping at the difference between genuine charity and the US tendency to sentimentalize, sensationalize, and then completely ignore once the token story has run its toll. This sort of apathy is not entirely unfamilar to someone with any background in human rights.

Which is why I'm giving this film five stars. It says so much with so few words that it really does transcend the software you made it on.

Posted on March 15, 2006
 
Reviews
- userjosh9874

Wow...

Posted on January 14, 2007
- Vicodin_ES

These are the wars that no one cares about because there's no oil wells to be had.Glad you took the time.

Posted on August 10, 2006
- OlliEntertainment

Good movie...
Good made....

Film on!!!

Posted on July 30, 2006
- K4OwnzAll

Powerful in its simplicity about a complex issue. ---Pls consider rating one of my movies. Thanks!---

Posted on July 16, 2006
- -XM-

Originality: I haven't seen ANYTHING like this on TMO so far... 5/5

Storyline/Plot: A very good plot that has a great meaning,can't say that about very many movies on TMO,wasn't expecting it to end like it did! 5/5

Editing: The editing was very much above average,good work... :) 4/5

Subs/VOs: The VO's were done well. No breathing or bangs etc. Good work! And you had alot of emotion which helped the movie as a whole! 5/5

WOW Me/Wow Factor: Loved it,possibly one of the best films I've seen on TMO to date...I'm glad to see something with a meaning in real life around here....It was a bit short but short and sweet is good sometimes! ;)

Overall: 24/25 rounded off to 25/25 = 5*s Really Enjoyed this movie....

Posted on July 13, 2006
- bufu0

I think you're the viewer, sleepin' and just not givin' a sh!t. Not a bad film, good editing, not bad music, and a great overall concept. But something was missing... Perhaps a good ending? I have to go with Stoke on this 4*.

Posted on July 6, 2006
- smgluver627

Nice!!

Posted on May 29, 2006
- heliopolister

Brilliant movie about how lots of things done by the media is merely for appearances. Of course, we could generalize this to include lots of members of the human race as well.

Posted on May 13, 2006
- MAGIC_SCHOOL_BUS

A touching short movie, well done. And a good storyline, makes you think a little. You deliver this so well. The backdrops help also, I like the end, wasn't expecting it.

Posted on May 6, 2006
- scarlett1

Again, another touching film. It is amazing how you could give such a powerful message in only 2 mins 18 seconds

Posted on May 4, 2006
- alex22modo

No comment

Posted on May 2, 2006
- holdmykidney

This is a very moving slice of real life, with a brilliant twist.

Kos78's movies are of a consistently high standards, and although he is justifiably well known for his excellent 'Monday Nights' series, this is a serious short movie that should not be missed. Capturing the tragedy of civil war in the third world with the attitudes of the west, this is a must-see movie.

Story: 5/5 - Gripping and tragic
Editing: 4/5 - Mostly spot on - perfect for the story, but the ending was slightly awry
Production: 5/5 - Really good use of sets and costumes - kos78 demonstrates again that he can bend the locations to his needs
Dialogue: 5/5 - Very convincing 'news report' style narrative - well voice acted.

Posted on May 2, 2006
- StokeStudios

An interesting and well-made movie.

Posted on May 1, 2006
- jamespetts

Very good - it just missed being a four star through lack of context and consequent lack of depth of your main character (and the intonation of the voice actor could have been a little better, I'm afraid, although the technical quality was high).

However, outstanding dressing and use of sets: some of the most innovative work in this area that I've seen, and a good, original idea, frought with topicality. An excellent effort, though: it was very close to having a fourth star.

Posted on May 1, 2006
- sisch

This is shocking and disturbing... I really don`t know what to say, others have said it before much better than I could.. what an ending! Unfortunately, this is real life...

Posted on April 24, 2006
- AxeCinema

my spine is tingling and so i cannot concentrate

Posted on April 20, 2006
- sheelba

There's alot of impact packed inside that 2 minutes. unfortunately it's a well observed piece of film making and represents the state of ignorance and laxiness we live in. A perfect example of how simple editing and minimal set use can portray a powerful message. it shows how we hide from reality, we all want to do more but it is so much easier not too. The only aid crys we heed are the ones that are the most orginal and interesting like the tsunami. Thailand has it's tourist trade, it will get back on it's feet, Africa is going backwards not fowards. In an age were the advancment in our standard of living have increased so dramatically this is a ridiculous situation.

Posted on April 14, 2006
- wazmaster5794

whoa!

Posted on April 13, 2006
- rjb2112

***MoMc Review***

Very hard hitting emotional film. Illustrating how the west often sees the third world. We here about a bus in India crashing and 300 people dying in the accident. Our first thought is how did that get that many people on the bus. But if a young boy gets run over in your street it affects you deeply.

You get the point across very well that all life is precious.

5 Stars

Posted on April 11, 2006
- capemedia

TMO KO Quick Review: A good movie here, well put together and edited. Some very good VO and a quick story that made you think. Good movie �?? 4 stars.

Posted on April 11, 2006
- Lucindamc123

Wonderful and eye opening movie. I really learned a lot - maybe a lot of things I didn't want to know. What I want to point out is the positive thing I got about it - the inner life and spirit of Hope (the woman). I really felt that coming through.

Posted on April 8, 2006
- RPOSHARD

I am going to be the exception here and say I actually liked the shorter version better. It packed more punch, using dialogue instead of narration really heightened the impact of what happened to that poor woman. I never understood what the woman lying on the couch had to do with it, and the additional footage of her here confused me even more.

Posted on April 8, 2006
- Satansmunchkin

Simplicity at its best

Originality - 10
Plot/Story - 7
Dialogue - 7
Editing - 7
"wow factor" - 10

Overall - 41 - 4* This is a great message, and i wish you hadn't asked me to review it for my chart, otherwise this would have been a 5* for the message! :)

However it can't rate that overall for the chart for a few reasons, it was too brief, there wasn't enough of a back story of the woman, it was touched upon, and set the scene but there could have been so much more, like how did she escape?!

The ending though was supurb! :) Maybe needed a bit more of a emotion in the voice overs though ... but that is just my two cents and it doesn't detract from the movie at all! :)

Posted on April 7, 2006
- Apocryphon

Watched the one minute version of this and was impressed, I wondered if the longer runtime might be too much for it. It wasnt. I could not actually see were the extra time went, it was all so smooth and well paced, great editing on both versions. Great premise, hits home on more than one level and has a great script well delivered in the VO.
Very good and subtle ending.
4.6

Posted on April 7, 2006
- kate_lee

MoMc review: 4.5/5.0

Call me a cynic, but at times it leaves a bad taste in my mouth when I see journalists�?? coverage of world problems, especially when it is emotionalized, sensationalized. I often feel that others�?? tragedies are golden opportunities for some journalists, although I do feel this movie is exaggerating it. This movie would have worked better for me, if the journalist (and the viewer on the couch) showed a little bit more concern and sympathy for the people who were swept in the turmoil. I don�??t think we are completely apathetic. The problem is that we watch such footage and say with genuine feelings, �??Jeez, isn�??t that horrible,�?? and then go to have our dinner. (I am quoting someone here but I forgot who I am quoting.)

Your story-telling skill was impressive. I liked the beginning where the woman flips the channel and then the news show comes in. In the early part of the movie I hated the use of music, but later I realized that that was a good choice. But I hoped Hope would say something instead of just standing there. I guess that could have been part of your depiction of news broadcasts, but you could have let her say one or two words just to add some realism. Again, the journalist could have been a little bit more sympathetic, a little bit more human. So could the viewer on the couch. That way, there would have been more immediate connection between these people in your movie and us, your audience.

Posted on April 6, 2006
- BOLCH

A unique and touching story, which uses only minimal cinematic effects but despite - or because of - it reaches its goal very effectively. It makes the viewer both relieved (since WE are the ones who are sitting in our living rooms), and ashamed at the same time.

Posted on April 6, 2006
- Sarah_greenstone

so. He just let her go. Tragic. for a short movie it packs an amazing impact.

Posted on April 5, 2006
- MrSmithee

A great film that really spoke to me. I was jealous of you at first because of your MOMC review, but after seeing this film I would be proud to take a lower rating than you.

Posted on April 4, 2006
- Hoo

Hoo's Who review : A Deep and thought provoking movie. More people should view this movie. A Great stab well worth five.

Posted on April 3, 2006
- TheWolfska

Momc Rating = 5.0

Concept ==== 10/10 A problem seen all around the world
Production = 10/10 good use of backgrounds and sets
Characters = 10/10 characters fit all parts well
Dialogues = 10/10 excelent dialogue
Wow Factor = 10/10 I actually Said Wow at the ending:)
Total========50/50

MY first perfect score,good work!!

Posted on April 3, 2006
- Gregg247

Wow! That's how movies should be. Excellent work.

Posted on April 2, 2006
- Bezzer36

Excellent and enlightening little movie about the atrocities of war and how often the world around these events does so little in terms of helping and understanding.
The cold and empty announcer in the movie is completely oblivious to his own report and pretty much sums up the ignorance of so many like him.
All people here should watch this.
Great work all round.

Posted on April 1, 2006
- Stormwhitelab

Originality: 10
Editing: 9
Dialogue: 10
Story: 9
WOW Factor: 9
Overall: 47 = 4.7 stars

4.7 gets rounded up to 5 stars! This was a really good movie! I liked the end when the production guy was there and he started to talk on his cell! Keep up the good work!

Posted on April 1, 2006
- mandix

Wow nice job, i wasent expecting the end like that but that just gave me tthat wow feeling, good job.

Posted on April 1, 2006
- nutzhouse

Great movie idea. Keep it up. I'd like to see more of this bum!
Check out my movies when you have time.

Posted on April 1, 2006
- 6-HeadedMonster

I saw the short version a while ago (for the comp).....and i really enjoyed it, but the extra bit of length really helped the story overall....and i really loved how you made the Battlefield set look like a 3rd world country....
made me feel like i was watching Oprah:)

Great Job.....truly special

Posted on March 31, 2006
- Daninsky

A great movie that seriously goes against what in my opinion movies are for:
Entertainment.

Best part of it has to be the end: Hope is a invdidual thing in a world that couldn't care less for individuals...

Posted on March 31, 2006
- CronicClapper

Good movie. It was very ture and very real. This is happening everyday and people look to make there emmy and not the story. Good use.

Posted on March 30, 2006
- Greenglades

This is a great film. The level of poverty, infirmity, and war injuries continues to increase around the world everyday. Awareness is the beginning to start the wheels of change. I applaud the filmmaker for this movie. We must try to remember the serious message, long after the images have faded from our memory.

Greenglades: 40

Posted on March 30, 2006
- Arawna11

Another brilliant denouncing movie on TMO! Congratz kos78, and thanks to Rebecca_DeRoberto to discover this movie to me. Serious movie excellent executed, what more can I say?

Posted on March 29, 2006
- Rebecca_DeRoberto

What a touhing film. A beautiful story told with grace and heart. Well done. I feel it is my duty to make everyone see this. While its not the most technically splendid movie like some on the charts, its amazing storytelling. Good Work.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- Fulkster

Wow. On quite a few levels. The plight of the woman (and those like her)... but especially the "faked/feigned" sincerity of the news caster ... and disinterested viewer...
Really a movie to make you take stock of things. Great editing.
A superb movie to recommend to everyone.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- StevenKreg

*sad face*

Posted on March 26, 2006
- alfric

good job.....
adult and thought provoking...
great work...

Posted on March 26, 2006
- yeagmaster

This was put together very well. I was impressed. Very nice story here. This was original too. I enjoyed seeing this flick.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- richke

Scary the reality of newsreporters, isnt it, just care about getting the big story. Nicely put.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- frostyatom

I think it really achieves what you wanted it too. Up to the end I was thinking it certainly gets the message accross about the incidents on the news etc. But the final section really brings it home to the normal person.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- DNR

fantastic!!! brilliant

Posted on March 26, 2006
- deenswe2003

I caught this movie off of Akinis top 11 thread. This very touching, it reminds me how good I have things here in the states and how I should not take anything for granted. WELL DONE

Posted on March 25, 2006
- JohnOkinawa

Emotional movie done in two minutes. I love it! All of it. keep making these serious film, because you have a knack for it. The way the journalist acted portrays some real journalists out there in the world. They don't care about the people in the story. Only the STORY ITSeLF.
Great work

Posted on March 25, 2006
- Timo666

It touching because it's sad and true. Human rights don't mean nothing for some kind of people. 5 stars for your informative and moving little flick!

Posted on March 24, 2006
- angelestes11

I like the story and message but the ending was kind stange.
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Posted on March 23, 2006
- WishfullThinker

Editing : 3/3 - Good use of editing.
Dialogue : 3/3 - Nice voice overs.
Plot : 3/4 - Good little documentary - but, it was a bit short to really tug at the heart strings.
Scene/Prop use : 3/3 - Scene use worked.
Entertainment :3/5 - Not a bad movie. I just feel that the movie could have spent a bit more time in flashbacks showing the taking away of her baby. It never really got the emotion going, at least not for me.
Music : 2/2 - Good music.

Total : 17/20 - 5 stars - Good job.

Posted on March 23, 2006
- millahnna

5.0
"I'm going to find my son."

Others have said all that I could ever want to say; the abrupt and chilling ending, the simplicity of such a complete but very short story - it's more horrific than any horror movie ever could be. There are not words for how disturbing this is.

Posted on March 23, 2006
- akinis

5 Stars all the way. Truely captures the horror of war, and also makes an awesome jab at journalists and how they care more about raitings then the actual people. Excellent movie, one of the first i've watched that tried to make a statement, and you pulled it off beautifully!

Posted on March 22, 2006
- ubernewbie

nice work, captures the emotions. Good effort.

Posted on March 21, 2006
- Dulci

Touching & terrible story. Truly frightening as a woman and mother. The cold ending really made this more powerful & moved it up to Dulcilicious.

Posted on March 20, 2006
- Andore

this must give 5 stars !!!


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Posted on March 18, 2006
- 2005

great film

Posted on March 18, 2006
- movieprincess

No comment

Posted on March 17, 2006
- nerdgirl

Decent

Posted on March 17, 2006
- riott007

No comment

Posted on March 17, 2006
- cobralta

Story: Deep and Emotional
Plot: Direct and to the point
Flow: Seemless
Entertainment: Above average
Editing: Impressive
VO/Sub: Good clarity
Music/SFX: Perfect

Overall: A very deep and emotional piece while avoiding being offensive to anyone. A magnificent display of what films should be.

-Cobralta FSN Critic

Posted on March 16, 2006
- JJPATEL

I thought this movie had alot going and it was abit short but that won't stop me from giving it five stars. I do think about what the issues that you brought up in your movie and it just sickens me how there are people still in the world who don't have shelter or clean water. I hope next time you make a movie like this (if you do that is) to make it longer and have a established story. Nonetheless, this was a great movie. Well done!

Posted on March 16, 2006
- Legend51

Wow. Great movie. Pretty controversial too. It really shows the kind of ignorance a lot of people have to the horrible things that go on in the world today.

Posted on March 16, 2006
- postmodernchuck

As a long-standing member of Amnesty International and FAN, I can safely say that the human rights violations depicted in this film -- both international and domestic -- are wholly real and not exaggerated in the least. How could I not celebrate a filmmaker on TMO who uses his films to explore these probing issues, scraping at the difference between genuine charity and the US tendency to sentimentalize, sensationalize, and then completely ignore once the token story has run its toll. This sort of apathy is not entirely unfamilar to someone with any background in human rights.

Which is why I'm giving this film five stars. It says so much with so few words that it really does transcend the software you made it on.

Posted on March 15, 2006
- the_richman

Great job! 5 stars from me! Please take a look at my movie!

Posted on March 15, 2006
- Eckhard

good. but you should do it on real things like the Iraq War. You may face some flamings from those "loud and proud" Americans, but that's a good thing..

Just some words from me.

Posted on March 15, 2006