A Split Second
Studio: kuroken
Review Count: 180
Average Rating: 4.79 stars
Genre: Sci-Fi
Length: 7 minutes 33 seconds
Posted on: June 24, 2007
Film Description
A Fable Competition entree...

Bernie Rose thought that when a blood vessel in his brain blew out and he died in a cheap hotel room, he'd be going to Heaven or Hell....

He didn't know that a guy named Bob had other plans for him....


Lisa Robinson

Music by:

RhythMystik (used by permission)
Lionhead Studios

Mods and Costumes by:


Sound effects:

The Freesound Project
- DiamondBackFilms

I loved the story!
I loved the VOs (especially the buisness mans)
Very Orginal

By the Way how do you get mods with Windows Vista?

Posted on September 24, 2008
- xchaosx

nice how do you put custom Mods on VItsa??

Posted on September 22, 2008
- prallworks

Great movie. I really liked it.

Posted on September 17, 2008
- Jojo-kitty

I loved it, finally a movie without any 10 minute action sences.

cant wait for fable 2, you are going to make a sequal, right? hope so

Posted on August 27, 2008
- nooney

that was soooo good!
Just wonderin' which way did the elevator go!!??

check out my film at http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/152416

Posted on August 26, 2008
- TheSeeress

No comment

Posted on August 24, 2008
- Wailwulf

Excellent film. Great VO's, including a realistic German accent for the German Officer. Loved the fact that he doesn't change despite what is shown to him. Kudos!

Posted on August 18, 2008
- adamcool3

Very good voice overs, loved the thought out story and i have thought about that (who hasnt!) all in all just cuz it was kinda Blah at the end it was 4/5

Posted on August 11, 2008
- SquirePD

A very good movie. I wish you could have shown us what the suprise was.

Please rate my moives. http://movies.lionhead.com/studio/SquirePD

Posted on June 17, 2008
- guitarscout

I hadn't rated this yet? When I just saw this on the charts tonight, I figured I'd take another stab at watching this again because it was so good but I had realized I didn't rate it yet. Great job Ken!

Posted on June 16, 2008
- Oznof

Creative +
Music/Sound +,+
Story +
CamWork +
VO +
Genre +

Wow! 7*'s

Do you mind it I give this movie a plug in Bob The News Guy?

Thank You, Oznof

Posted on June 12, 2008
- maysan7

Nice movie, pretty good. I would rate it a five but i didn`t here so much so...
but still pretty good. Though i didn`t understand/hear the ending. Ah... i shouldn`t be mean just becuse I didn´t hear, and i loved the VOs, so i will give you a five anyway!

Posted on June 3, 2008
- zach777

pretty good, i think it was good that you had voices into it. it takes alot of work to make a movie doesnt it?! also will you please rate my film Wet 2 girls gone wild. its got 2 lesbians makin love! awsome! also your movie should have a sequal!

Posted on May 8, 2008
- DestructionStudios

A fantastic movie that I now think deserved to win this contest.
Why the elevator should go......................................................
Not smoking killing someone

Posted on April 26, 2008
- soldier1170

No comment

Posted on April 5, 2008
- hippieking

what an amazing film!!!
Your voiceovers were incredible I have to see some more of your stuff now but this was perfect it was so good it was freaking scary!!!!!
Great VO's I hope to see more stuff like this!

Posted on April 4, 2008
- d3athmasta

Ecellent, Makes me think about things also...

Posted on March 26, 2008
- cncplyr

Pretty cool :)

Posted on March 25, 2008
- zogo1

That was amazing, absolutly and completely amazing!

Posted on March 25, 2008
- BinkyandDoggyCorporation

Different. But a little too wierd.
Not much of it made sense. Why would you make this movie when at the end, nothing changes? Just didn't make it worthwhile to watch.
Nice score. That was upside.
The acting was ok.
Not much to really get worked up about.
Sorry, not good enough.

Posted on March 22, 2008
- mesteranfilms

No comment

Posted on March 16, 2008
- steve1200

great loved the movie! my only problem is i want to know if the elevator goes up or down!!!

Posted on March 13, 2008
- tyler5032

Excellent movie very nice sound Effects awsome voiceovers script very good music very good sets good and overall a very nice movie and I hope you get to make new ones
Voiceovers: 5/5
Script 4/5
Sound Effects: 5/5
Freecam: 5/5
Total Score 49/50
great film keep on filming

Posted on March 11, 2008
- gamemaster257

Brilliant! Please rate my movies!

Posted on March 6, 2008
- kranyak7

I agree with many of the other reviewers, because that ending was brilliant, although it was great all the way through.

Posted on February 26, 2008
- kamaruru

i think this one of the most well put togther movies i have ever seen on the internet good job and keep up the good work.

Posted on February 23, 2008
- dante906v2

Understandable why it won.
Great work

Posted on February 10, 2008
- sickjoke

No comment

Posted on February 8, 2008
- jrcobra

No comment

Posted on February 6, 2008
- deeb

Cool movie! I'm glad it won first place! Good job!

Posted on January 31, 2008
- bellasellaa

Real good movie! Loved the music aswell. lol i thought for a second if it was from FABLE it took me a while then i finally realised it was !lol.

Too bad the competition ended i wanted to put something in!!

Posted on January 16, 2008
- Fireprince

Wow, that was an amazing movie. good job.

Posted on January 12, 2008
- Victaa

I loved the ending, 5 stars no doubt. One of my favorites. A very good story masterfully done.

Posted on January 9, 2008
- BasilFawltY

1 problem

They kept teleporting. It just didn't make sense, I mean, apartment to roof to apartment to...well, BAvaria was cool

oh, and, Bob seemed like a bad name for the judger guy.

Posted on January 7, 2008
- cecil_evans

four stars for the first 7 minutes, and a bonus star for the ending, which made the film. Who's to say you wouldn't make the same choice as Bernie, that cold-hearted [naughty word!]! If I was operating the elevator, he'd be going UP, but I'm not sure that's what happened. Nice to see a great movie without any explosions.

Posted on January 3, 2008
- liltwinklestar

It was great, really teachers you a lesson of think before you act cos you don't know whats gunna happen in the future.
Overall great fil, well done, good job it won 1st place
Keep up the good work.

Posted on December 31, 2007
- BenTuttle90

A decent film. I wish I entered that contest, but oh well.

Please see my movies.

Posted on December 30, 2007
- whoisme

No comment

Posted on December 21, 2007
- antarotz2

nice film!

Posted on December 18, 2007
- jazzx

An entertaining film, it reminded me a bit of Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" except from beyond the grave!

Quite interesting to see the choice the main character makes at the end (lol - imagine Scrooge without the repentance!). Knowing that Bob has confirmed that there is indeed a heaven and a hell, I'm surprised at the choice he makes and the rather blase "que sera" way he does that.

Technically: good music, acting was a little bit rushed in many places by both characters. Some of the sentences came out a bit garbled and yet without much energy (which is strange). I didn't really get any sense that our hero cared whether he went to heaven or hell. I don't know about you, but I would be bricking myself if I found out that heaven and hell were real! I'd be very happy and relieved to get a second chance.

Still, apart from that and some minor continuity errors in the stage directions, it was an entertaining excursion into the afterlife. I'm tempted to scrape it a 5, but ... "bah, humbug!"

Posted on December 15, 2007
- DelToro

Best dialogue i´ve ever heard!

Posted on December 13, 2007
- Detroit2004

Nice movie. No action, explosions and the like, just some good old fashioned dialogue. Story was the best part of this movie. Just goes to show that guns and explosions aren't need for good movies.

Posted on December 9, 2007
- dreamer18

This is a good film. I can see why Lionhead picked this as a contest winner.

Posted on December 6, 2007
- chojiba

Very Great! THe cliffhanger type ending was all right but can you tell me ....
Are you planing on makin another? very nice only no emotion ....... thaks ^^

Posted on December 1, 2007
- TRUERTK121091

Here's the problem, it lacks emotion.
The way RB shrugs it off is not entertaining.
The story was great, the plot flawless, but maybe someone should have flipped out or something more interesting.


Posted on November 28, 2007
- demonaffinity

Really nothing wrong with this movie. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Posted on November 25, 2007
- Robothehoobo

I see why this video was the TMO winner. It was a great movie with fantastic flash back manisfestation. I loved the weird "guide" character and how you came up with all of the solid consequences for every "what if" decesion. It makes me wonder at the end.

Posted on November 22, 2007
- Fozz20

Very interesting movie Ken. Makes you think about the choices you make in life and the consequences of those actions.

Posted on October 31, 2007
- sheldybob

it was a really good film, but i didnt understand it :S did he go heaven or hell :/

Posted on October 30, 2007
- hnoesekabel

No comment

Posted on October 29, 2007
- Acemaster

Pretty good! VO's were WONDERFUL, but the scenes jumped and cut, making it hard to understand and focus. Sorry fo the lost star.

Posted on October 28, 2007
- diffothereddragon

That was one of the best movies I've seen on this website besides Make Poop!
Congrats on winning!

Posted on October 24, 2007
- Toxindude

That was very well done .

Posted on October 17, 2007
- -Snake1980-


Posted on October 9, 2007
- civil_death

You did well, very intelligant to watch.

Posted on October 8, 2007
- ghostshot

Great movie! You should make a part two.

Posted on October 6, 2007
- Alienhell

May i just say that was a devestatingly good film.

Posted on October 6, 2007
- rebelross

Great film
Brilliant story and characters

Posted on September 30, 2007
- Ducati


This deserved to win.

Posted on September 28, 2007
- Armand

Yikes! A rare 5 from me. I have to be honest and say I wanted to give a 4 and three quarters, but I sat back after watching this and thought "what a delight", and that tipped the scales.

An intelligent and beautifully made film. The characters shone in this flick, from the witty, savvy messenger to the recalcitrant pessimistic victim - even the victim's victim was very well done.

I try hard to restrain my 5 star impulses - there's a lot of mediocrity out their posing behind wildly overbloated ratings. But look at the craftsmanship in this film:- Real care and technique has created a seamless product that would not be out of place on the airwaves. The viewer could be forgiven for taking this movie for granted, and that is the real magic here. You take the quality of script, acting and storyline for granted. A lovely understated subtlety pervades this flick and nothing gets in the way of its simple premise.

I too wanna know which way the "hero" ended up going.

Posted on September 26, 2007
- yor444


Posted on September 25, 2007
- rixavat

Oh God...it's Octopussy!

I feel a bit bad giving a good rating to a story that borrows almost completely from Oh God! the movie, and the original 007 short story "Octopussy" (the movie "Octopussy" had nothing in common with the original story, other than being about James Bond). The only difference between this movie and the original story is that Bond is replaced by God, and a deadly obsession with a poisonous octopus is replaced by a neurotic thing about cigarettes.

That aside, I thought the film was well made and enjoyable to watch.

Posted on September 18, 2007
- bluestriker4444

Brilliant flick...very perceptive and very well edited...the ending was perfect!

Posted on September 17, 2007
- kidman6

ending pretty much sucked, but overall this movie is ok. It was also weird, but hey, Sci-Fi's are like that. I'm surprised this movie won the Fable Competition, congrats!
Please rate "Dark Resistance" or "Death Apartment"
Thank You & Keep Filming!

Posted on September 16, 2007
- aaronfilmltd

Excellent movie. Glad you won, dude.

Posted on September 8, 2007
- mattiesmovies

not the best film i've seen I switched off half way through

Posted on September 8, 2007
- Yodaman111

It was pretty good, Twig626 thinks he can make fun of people's moives. I'll tell him who sucks, he does. Anyway awsome and congrats on winning the fable compition! =)

Posted on September 2, 2007
- twig626

What the heck????????? How in the heck did that win???!!!
simply put IT SUCKED. u have no freakin imagination. any dumb A with a brain could think up a more imaginitive plot!!!!

Posted on August 24, 2007
- twig626

What the heck????????? How in the heck did that win???!!!
simply put IT SUCKED. u have no freakin imagination. any dumb A with a brain could think up a more imaginitive plot!!!!

Posted on August 24, 2007
- seairha

Wonderful movie enjoyed it the whole way through. Acting wonderful! Also wonderful thought on plot.

Posted on August 24, 2007
- Speeder91176


Posted on August 22, 2007
- jamesman

wow wow wow i never seen anything beter in movie making in my movie making life

Posted on August 22, 2007
- theused

That was Ultimate, Congrats on winning

Posted on August 16, 2007
- nikstudios05


Very nice film, no wonder why it won.


Posted on August 15, 2007
- garet8

No comment

Posted on August 15, 2007
- jamietimothy290793

very good and interesting. i want to know what happens next could i rate my latest movie the dark woods> good movie :D

Posted on August 15, 2007
- bluenose91


Incredible filmaking skills ou have there! It was a well written script as well. However, I can help but think that it lacked something. I though that after Bernie killed the German for the second time, something was missing. Anyways, it was a terrific movie all the same, and deserved winner of the competition.

Posted on August 13, 2007
- Golden-Gate-Studios


Posted on August 12, 2007
- jonathan_92

Not a surprise that it won!!!
amazingly good!!

Posted on August 10, 2007
- 2-Niclas-2

Great movie, of course it won the competition. I did really understand that with the things we choose (it was what it was about right?). Well, keep on making great movies.


Posted on August 10, 2007
- RavensFan_09

Wow! The 100th review! Hehe. Cool. Oh ummm... the movie! Yes! Uhh, very good! In fact, excellent! Bob's face looks really creepy. Interesting idea and even better execution! Good job. Mind checking out my movie Fatman? Thanks =)

Posted on August 9, 2007
- cheech2010

Someone, please tell me...did he go to heaven, or hell?

Posted on August 8, 2007
- stiny

That was really good. I like the guy voice acting for the angel guy...

Posted on August 5, 2007
- Laughing_Anthony

yea dat waz a really good movie
deserved to win

Posted on August 5, 2007
- Sam-o

oh my god my idea was way better :p but it was a good movie, some of the voices are hard to here though.

Posted on August 4, 2007
- Zebaroth

You played good game boy, I think this is the best one on here
make you think

Posted on August 4, 2007
- Jacobf-16

wow. that was very good, loved the why you changed your voice for the differnt actors

very well done

Posted on August 3, 2007
- TylerK15

Very well done. A very interesting take on the contest rules. Absolutely excellently written and very originally shot, good use of dialogue and voices matched the actors very well.
"I like Bob. Same backwards as it is forwards. Not like God."

Posted on August 1, 2007
- postmodernchuck

A searing mix of Bergmanesque ruminations and deviously clever tête-à-tête, A Split Second successfully molds its entire world through the poetic blending of philosophical insight and correlating image, forgoing simplistic plot elements in favor of something more poignantly complex. The characters were devilishly well drawn, with wise guy interloper Bob played to comic perfection by Ken against the straight guy dullard played by Roger. Naturally, these characterizations provide the lifeblood of this movie, and propel its overarching philosophical argument to near cosmic levels of confusion and horror. If we didn�??t care about the characters, the movie�??s message(s) wouldn�??t hit us as hard. That the film documents humanity�??s botched attempt at changing our collective pasts seems rather telling in the movie�??s darkly comic, pessimistic tone, where human failure fringes every action; to accept Bob�??s second chance represents only a pyrrhic victory, a catch-22, a devious little trick employed to ensnare individuals into the false hope that our actions matter. But absolute futility seems to cut into that free will argument, and the split second offer does nothing more than tease us with the empty possibilities. It doesn�??t matter whether the trigger is pulled; the mistake still lingers forever afterward, and a sense of fatalism hangs over the proceedings. When watching A Split Second, I am reminded of the Myth of Sisyphus, instructing us that man is forever forced to toil and struggle endlessly in a world without rest or respite�??leading, ultimately, to the existential crisis of Camusesque proportions.

To say this movie is thought provoking is an understatement. Ken�??s movie, I feel, will stay with me for a long time yet. That, in itself, is a testament to the movie�??s quality.


Posted on August 1, 2007

A brilliant film which was by all means the deserving winner in the TMO:Fable competition for sure.If only there was a competition for new series like I made called "wise guys."Again good movie.

Posted on July 31, 2007
- DaddyNutt

That was truely a great movie. I loved it. Nice ending, by the way. Which way did he go?

Posted on July 29, 2007
- Butchered__Studios

Ken Your ASS is perfectly crafted. Ken your ASS is beautiful. Ken if your ASS was a girl I would........ take it out for a nice meal.

Posted on July 29, 2007
- M14

Good movie and kept me interrested. The only problem I saw was "Bob's" tie change colors at the end.

Posted on July 29, 2007
- derbyrams

A very enjoyable film Ken! I loved it. Very enjoyable throughout.
I've watched one of the runner up films and i have to say that I prefered yours.
The one i just watched was very good, but i liked the way that your entry really was artistic and had a good little bit of backstory. The story was a bit simple, but really well told and executed very well!
I felt you added more in the scene where Roger's character shot Fodoog's character than the previous entry i just watched and just a bit more, like with the artistic side to it. I admit the other entry I just saw, Rysto's entry was very professional and excellent, but i really liked the way that your film really looked into why Roger's character wanted to killed that guy or not.
Both entries are a delight to watch! I love them both, but i prefer yours a tincy bit more.
It was a bit longer than the other entry, but i loved the way that your character really was Roger's guide as he was dead... as we found out in the opening scene. I also found it very clever of you to have that one vo of Fodoog saying "Hey english, got a smoke? I loved that as it had a great effect with the echo and i then realised later on in the film where that part flash-back was from. I also really liked the dialogue. It was a very well written script.
A lot of great lines and moments. The cast was inpecable, Roger was excellent, you were too Ken!!! Along with Alex2112, Fodoog and the rest!!!
An A-list cast that really brought this film alive!!!! You all worked your socks off i have to say considering your very believable acting shown in this film!!!!
It's really hard to say which entry was the better one in a sense as they were both so professional, but i prefer yours as it's more artistic with the camera-work.
Overall: 10/10
A well deserved winner of this competition! Ken's back at it again by making a very cool short movie that has a great plot and many enjoyable moments!!!
Can't wait to see more from this very promising studio. You always release something very enjoyable to watch. Well done once again.
I also loved the way your sound-effects were so spot on!!! They made the film more enjoyable! In fact, all the work in the film was spot on! The cast, the camera-work, the editing, etc.
Great work all around. Editing was pro, everything was!!!
Overall Grade= A*

Posted on July 25, 2007
- capemedia

Well Ken, I can�??t remember if I have watched any of your movies before but this was rather good. Excellently written script, idea for "The Movies" and just right for what can be done with the game.

Up there with some of the best written and really for this type of thing, spot on. No need for clever modding, or overlay animation, costumes, space battles...well you get my point.

Good solid TMO movie - 5 stars :)

Posted on July 25, 2007
- agm125

totaly agree of this movie won
is very good prducted

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you will have a good time!
Or if you want something more romantic: http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/138088
dont forget to leave a coment!

Posted on July 25, 2007
- aibiria

I know, i might sound weird but the whole movie is amazingly done! What i don't like about the movie is the story. The whole idea is been already seen in thousand real movies. That's why i was a little bit dissapointed.

However, I must say that you've done a great job although the story is not very original


Posted on July 24, 2007
- murpheykid

Wow...late review. :p

Anyway, I think this movie had some slick editing. Some impressive camera work. And some overall good direction. The story is one set to make you think about your split second actions, ones taken with hardly any thought. Fortunetly for one man he is given a second chance to fix one of his earlier "mistakes" and live a seemingly happier life than before. But would he truly be happier? Of course it was revealed that it would be more comfortable, but happiness was never promised.

But I'm not here to give out spoliers now, so I'll end with this: This was a fantastic film, and I can truly understand now why it won the Fable competition. Great work, Ken.

Posted on July 24, 2007
- Dulci

Deliciously smooth and professionally done. Great conversational delivery by both Ken & Roger. These characters really jump to life and capture the viewers attention. A thought-provoking script expertly directed.


Posted on July 24, 2007
- OD-Ork-Boy

A brilliant film which was by all means the deserving winner in the TMO:Fable competition. A well done accomplishment here, you managed to have a witty title (Your ass won you a competition, go figure :P), superb voice acting, and a story which compells us, the viewers, to watch without a second of boredom. A very, very deserving five stars!

- Orky.

Posted on July 24, 2007
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

great! =)

Posted on July 24, 2007
- Amaralvip

Really, really nice movie. But I was wondering, the competition is about taking different paths, right? I saw that the guy that wasn't dead (the smiley one) taking a decision on shooting the officer or not, but, what I didn't get was why does the white haired guy was there, anyway? I mean, I watched the movie, but I only think he was there, maybe, so the smiley guy doesn't just tell his story for the watchers?

Anyway, great movie.

Posted on July 24, 2007
- Bitethedust88

That was absolutely brilliant. Extremely worthy of the first prize. Well done. Film on!

Posted on July 23, 2007
- IchthusADMR

Ken, this was great. Excellent film.

Congrats on your award, but don't let that X-Box take you away from TMO ;)

Posted on July 23, 2007
- Meowan


Posted on July 23, 2007
- dhanbhandari59

That was fantastic! I loved its simplicity and it had a well written script and Bob's voice fitted perfectly with his face. Excellent piece of work. Could you please rate my latest sci-fi release 'Hidden Identity'?

Posted on July 21, 2007
- Ranedthel

Terrific film! A well thought story that was presented in a clever and charming fashion. Very nice work from your voice talent. I'd love to see what happens should there be future episodes. Terrific film!

Posted on July 13, 2007
- Goofparade

What a pleasant surprise this film turned out to be. Ken's voice over was absolutely spot on and matched his well designed face most perfectly.

I guess it's simplicity was the best thing about it for me; the well written script, well played and well paced...kept short enough to keep the viewer
interested, a very effective combo.


Posted on July 12, 2007
- Polo75Cake

A brilliant movie. Love the idea, can't remember the last time I was entertained so much by something on TMO :D

Great film, long may you continue to produce movies of this calibre!

Posted on July 12, 2007
- thebaloob123

Great Movie...I really think it has a big chance of winning the compotition!

Posted on July 7, 2007
- ionfour

Very enjoyable!
I thought this film was very nicely made, the voice overs were brilliant! And some awesome directing!

Your ASS is awesome! Nice job!

Posted on July 7, 2007

Oh wow. I thought at first sort of like a HEAVEN CAN WAIT kinda movie but actually nothing like it. I love the talking type movie, and acting of the Bob character is awesome. Good movie. :)

Posted on July 3, 2007
- Prinzess

G'day Kuroken :)
Yep the Prinzess has popped in to see who was still about and spied one of your movies.
I am impressed to see you have not lost your usual quirky style. I once again have enjoyed watching one of your films.
Enjoyed the plot. Solid good storyline. All voices were clear and audible. RJB is still around doing voices for people? I am happy to see he is around still.
Again, well done a real pleasure to watch :)


Posted on July 3, 2007
- mcrispy13

Great stuff Ken!
The whole film just felt fresh and it was just a pleasure to watch. The VOs were especially good. I just hope you can continue to produce films as entertaining as this one in the future.

Posted on July 3, 2007
- bravescot5

That was one of the best movies on TMO!!! I'm sorry that I couldn't give you 5 stars but a great movie maker like you did one thing wrong.... His Tie Color Changed in one of the last scenes. I loved it. If you get a chance please watch In The Snipers Scope

Posted on July 3, 2007
- alabamachick

Excellent. Completely original and some of the best VA I've seen in a long time. Well done.

Posted on July 3, 2007
- filipekholmstudios

Great storyline put together in 7 minutes. One pf the best competition entries.

Posted on July 3, 2007
- Pupkonner24

First thing I thought the wizard of oz quote was a bit corney. "Bob" was creepy, in some weird way also kinda good. Good story line, almost could have had more to it but just as good as it was. Finaly Great dialogue. Most exelent, congradulations on top Sci-Fi continue makeing wonderfull movies.

Posted on July 2, 2007
- WishfullThinker

Editing: 4 / 4 : Overall I saw no editing problems. The sudden scene changes were a bit strange, and you only did them during scene changes. Another option would be to do during the scene, same scene different set, that way people get a slightly better feel that the world is changing around them, not of the people teleporting about.
Dialogue: 3 / 3 : The voice overs were good. Clear and easy to understand.
Plot/Originality: 4 / 5 : The plot was interesting, and it was pretty original. I do feel that there needed to be something more to it. It was a good idea, just needed a bit more depth to it.
Entertainment: 4 / 5 : It was an entertaining movie, kept my interest. Although it's not quite my type of movie.
Music/Sound: 3 / 3 : Good use of music and sound effects.
Total: 18 / 20 - 5 Stars - Excellent

Posted on July 1, 2007
- Chris62

great movie!
great plot

Posted on July 1, 2007
- Nahton

A great dialogue driven film showing the line between right and wrong is sometimes blurred. Was that a "Fade to Black" ending along the lines of a recently concluded mob drama?

Posted on July 1, 2007
- Zarrmida

Plot - 5/5
Audio - 5/5
Voice - 5/5
camerawork - 5/5

Posted on July 1, 2007
- qtigger

This was very tight! I really enjoyed myself watching this and actually found myself a bit sad when it ended. I wanted more! Bob is a character that I would love to see again. Even though he was a bit creepy, he was a very likeable and charismatic character. I like his small dialog touches, like the Oz quote and the Wayback Machine (Gee, Mr. Peebody). They made him seem very�?�human. The sets changing in the middle of the conversation was really clever. Bravo to you and the rest of the voice actors as all did a fine job. [shhhh!] luck!

Posted on July 1, 2007
- PamDennis

A nice overall movie you got here Ken. Well executed, well written. A real treat to watch throughout. One question? Did Roger...er ... I mean Bernie go up or down? You may have a shot at the top prize with an exceptional little masterpiece you have entered. Best of luck.


Posted on June 30, 2007
- trewill7

The character of Bob, rocked my socks! I found him very exciting to not only watch, but to listen to as well. His selection of words and personality were very enjoyable. I'm not sure what "Bob" is, but my guess would probably be "death". Anyhow, great film, great writing, and great "all that other stuff that makes good movies."


Posted on June 30, 2007
- Mustachio26

Witty, clever, and just my cup of coffee. I was immediately sucked right into your ASS. The VOs were very well done from both our leading males (You and Roger). The story was creative, and I love endings that make the viewer come up with their own conclusions. The music kept the tone of the film light so that we could ultimately laugh at what could seem the somber occasion of death. Very nice job. Certainly the toughest Lionhead comp I've ever been around to see.

Posted on June 30, 2007
- pegleg

A clever and well written piece that caught my attention. It bought home the choice dilemma we all face and the consquences of our actions. I liked the lack of remorse that Bernie showed and the open ending was an ideal resolution.
I especially enjoyed the costume and set changes and the interchanging of Bernie's age, somehow this really held things together much better than I thought it would. The music is then the icing on the cake of this gem of a movie.

Posted on June 30, 2007
- Judyann88

WOW! Terrific story really enjoyed it :)

Posted on June 30, 2007
- admultosanos

Probably about the fiftieth time you've heard this one, but I really loved your ASS. Great dialogue and a great, if slightly predictable ending. Loved it, loved it, loved it. Good luck with the competition.

Posted on June 29, 2007
- ESegal

I could have watched 30 or 40 minutes of that, it was really interesting.

You found a clever way to make the continuity of the scenes not matter.

Great voice overs, great script, and excellent pacing.

The ending, that was absolutely brilliant. Personally I think he went up, because he threw away riches and luxury for trying to get even for those who died in the holocaust, even when given a second chance.
but he could probably go down for trying to take divine judgement in his own hands. I think Bob was leaning towards down...

Anyway, great movie! I want more!

Posted on June 29, 2007
- Soulfarm

No comment

Posted on June 29, 2007
- Hamzahman

Col Slick, Witty filmaking at it's best, great writing and clever dialogue backed up with the vo performances to justify it.

Posted on June 29, 2007
- Kingpengvin

Great work Ken... I enjoyed the script and some thoughtful ideas.Nice V/Os and well edited.

Posted on June 28, 2007
- Betral

Awesome VA's and credits, and quite an interesting story. Is this your Fable entry? If so, quick enter it!

Also, who is Lisa Robinson?

Posted on June 28, 2007
- Mattooman

great movie! I wonder, did Bernie go up, or down???

Posted on June 27, 2007
- Mocemanix

WOOOOOW! That was a really good thoughtout movie! I liked it a lot, it was simple but very interesting! Good luck in the competition!

Posted on June 27, 2007
- DeliriousStudios


I loved the way you shot this movie. Each scene seemed to be crafted with brilliance. You made the characters hauntingly believable by ultising the scenes incredibly well, I hardly recognised some of it as ingame scenes they appeared to be tailored precisely for the movie. The dialogue was very witty and the lines had very nice rhythmn and pace to them.
Poetry in motion! Amazing stuff! Beautiful!


Posted on June 27, 2007

The Voice of TMOA shows us once again his immense talents and skills as this film is full of wit,humour and most importantly, entertainment. For me it is a very rare thing to see a director capable of being able to utilise ALL important tools and skills together to create a fusion of brilliance. The editting was sharp, to the point and allowed the story to flow flawlessly. I always wondered what a TMOA Legend was capable of doing and I always had high expectations before 'Natural Occurance'. You have shown once again, your array of skills and I for one congratulate you for this and wish you the very best luck in the competition!

Nuke Well in a Split Second!

Posted on June 27, 2007
- Mystic_SleeT

Damn the dialogue blew me away in this one.
A high end top quality movie that will not disapoint from the first minute it starts.

One Question... which way did the *spoiler* go?

Posted on June 27, 2007
- docontheweb

Excellent job Ken. This is my new favorite for the Fable compeition. I think my favorite part of the movie has to be your writing. The clever dialogue and witty lines, especially from your character, really help propel the story along. From a direction stand point I didn't see any flaws either, but honestly this movie deserves 5 on the story alone.

Best of luck in the competition. This is a more than deserving entry for sure.
Sorry for the late review!


Posted on June 27, 2007
- wackyal3000

Wow! This is obviously a worthy contender in the competition! The ideas were solid and the writing was free running and felt natural. You chose your VO cast well, Roger was excellent and actually so were you ken! Anyway, I wish you all the best!

Posted on June 27, 2007
- b3nhur

Started getting a little chatty, but, as promised, the movie took us somewhere. Well done on all levels.

Posted on June 26, 2007
- captaingoo

what happened?

Posted on June 26, 2007
- riott007

I watched a couple of these now for the Fable contest...and they all have been great. This one in particular...I was impressed with the interesting story line and the pacing (timing)*WOW*...everything just flowed so smoothly. Great work! and good luck!

The sensitive flower of Tmo

Posted on June 26, 2007
- TheMGMKid1

Here comes Mr. Jordan! (Remember that old movie?) A Split Second is a charming witty film that�??s showcases the is a huge talent behind the voice of TMOA. A sparkling screenplay is the solid foundation for this charming film. Ken shows his humor and fine directing skills here as well as his top notch acting abilities. Pure gold! Roger too shines here as the recently deceased Bernie and gives one of his finest performances to date. The editing was sharp and professional and kept the film rolling along beautifully. I loved the score too; it had just the right light touch to underscore the action. Brilliant, funny and with an ending that was just perfection. Heddy Hooper loved the film so much that she sat through the film from the matinee to the last showing after midnight. Most likely this was due to the fact that Roger is her most favorite star. As for me, well I loved it for different reasons. Great show! It earns my respect and the MGM Platinum Seal of Approval!

Posted on June 26, 2007
- FallenThomas

Good movie. I liked Ian McVain's voice. It went perfectly well with his character. I heard RB Strange's voice in Thong of the Dead once. LOL. Great VO's, great story, A+ movie! Plz rate one of my films, if you get the chance.

Posted on June 26, 2007
- Neuray-Enterprises

Wow. Great voice overs, great script, great overlays, great music, the list goes on, all in all; Your ASS is great!

Very nice storyline.

Give that 360 a kiss for me, k? :P

Now let me kiss your ASS with 5 stars! :)

Posted on June 26, 2007
- Andy_inc

Ken's movies ASS is nothing short of a beautiful... something.
Great directing and performing all round, typical Ken work.
Nothing much can be said, except for Watch Ken's ASS!

Posted on June 26, 2007
- Harb40

Up or down? I'll let that be a surprize.

The Good:
The voice over work. Great.
The Mods. Very good.
The story. Nice touch.

The Bad:
Bob's nose. What a HONKER. (just kidding)

A good funny movie. Sci-Fi? More a mix of drama and comedy. (Dramedy)
Good Job. This should be released for the Fable competition.

Posted on June 26, 2007
- Jenniza

Wow! Great movie! I liked it. I liked it a lot. Good luck in the competition. Great VO cast, great story, great moral lesson I like to think.

Posted on June 26, 2007
- Active_Studios

That was a very good movie there, kuroken.
Good VO's.
Good music.
Got good camerawork.
You done well. Good job, keep it up.
5 stars.


Posted on June 26, 2007
- AxeCinema

That was so strong. Loved the whole "Bob" character, you voiced him amazingly, and the unknown element made this a great character. The music use was great and the sound effects were good. The story was excellent though.

You have a great chance!

Posted on June 26, 2007
- Rik_Vargard

Yay that was a great story! Well first, it might be my settings, but the music sounded somewhat loud compared to the voices. I really liked the twist of the story, the way the old guy reacts, the way you used the costumes in the shack and just that little mod where it's needed.
Also I liked very much the dialogs and the tempo... yeah.. this is a great little movie!

Posted on June 26, 2007

And we will all go down -- or up -- together. Nice twist on the Angel of Death and a strong and well-told story. Good luck in the comp as I think you have a real shot at winning.

Of course, I probably wouldn't feel that way if I watched the other contenders.

Posted on June 26, 2007
- rileyman

A fun and technically strong little film. Great dialog and use of music in particular, with some pretty good camera work and production value as well... I did notice some rather sudden shifting of character locations while they were speaking, but that can perhaps be explained away by the rather supernatural situation at-hand. The opening titles did whip by a bit quick too.

I'm not sure if I'm going to heaven or hell myself, because I'm not sure he made the wrong decision the second time. ;)

So, a low 5 stars -- I can't put it up there with Natural Occurrence... err... Occurance... but there's clearly enough quality and work put in here to reach that 5 star plateau.

Posted on June 25, 2007
- kate_lee

That was cute! The movie has a really nice rhythm to it. The dialogue was very good. I hope I were able to hear every single word... The music set an excellent tone as well.

Posted on June 25, 2007
- ubernewbie

Clever, witting and dynamic. And gladly no thong in sight.

Posted on June 25, 2007
- Greenglades

Well done Ken.

A great movie exploring the great beyond and fit into the package for the competition. Bernie's second chance choice was great.

Very good story.

I enjoyed your vo's and Roger's. Good use of music.

Another entertaining and humorous creation.

Posted on June 25, 2007
- sgporsche48

Very cool interesting story on second chances, but without the cliches we expect. Good job.

Posted on June 25, 2007
- ShyShy

it was good
but way too much talking
and not much action or other stuff
it pretty much messed me up too

Posted on June 25, 2007
- mixmasterfestus

Loved it.

All that crap we expect from all established members, editing music and such are all catered for...they're kinda formalities now.

Cool story, I always enjoy the depth of background story you bring with the movie addled noggin of yours.

Your VO was very good, it had character and was very believable. Wasn't quite as enraptured with Roger's though...fell a bit flat. Wasn't too detrimental though.

Bravo :)

Posted on June 25, 2007
- Howitzer

Excelent work! I loved this movie. After the light hearted enjoyment of the movie i really gets you thinking.
Well done!

Posted on June 25, 2007
- OcelotFilms

Very well done, overall. I didn't really care for the Frank Stockton ending, but the music, voice acting, and script were otherwise perfect, easy to hear, clear, very well done. I also liked the details conveyed as to places, and events.

Posted on June 25, 2007
- verguit

Can't believe i fanally watched a film with adultish dialog, some didn't fit right but most did. I really enjoyed this film, the first 5 star i have given out in a while.

Posted on June 25, 2007
- K4OwnzAll

What a fabulous character movie that draws the viewer in to see what happens to dear, ol Bernie. Bob was really Mr. Peabody, wasn't he? Immensely enjoyable and entertaining. Loved the 'make-up-your-own-mind' conclusion. Bravo! ===K4===

Posted on June 25, 2007
- biggstrek

And they all lived happily everafter. :)

Wow, Ken, 2 movies inside 1 year! I'm impressed!!

No idea you were working on a Fable movie. Nice surprise!

Good Luck!

Posted on June 25, 2007
- jakechief

That was a great film with amazing VAs. I thought some parts were actually funny. Well done. I'm liking lots of movies on TMO now. Before there weren't that much wich didn't really interest me and now sooooo many popular studios are making movies. You are one of them. Well done. I enjoyed it.

Posted on June 25, 2007
- sisch

Ah, just great! I loved the dialogue, the whole script!
I have downloaded this one to my All Time Favourites folder...
Great camera work too, and the music in the beginning is absolutely wonderful. I especially loved the way you gave Bob a voice.. great great work!
Good luck for the competition!

Posted on June 25, 2007
- Marine101

Woah, what a movie

Nice dialogue Ken, your character is a cheeky bugger. Roger did a good job. I must say Ken, worth the 7minutes and yet another great film

Goodluck with the comp!

Posted on June 25, 2007
- CaptainStrider

Good work on this movie I really like the concept of this story, I loved Bernie's decision was it right or wrong (at the time), and with hindsight was it still. I liked the elevator ending, let the audience choose. The VO's were great congrats to all and the music fits well.

Strider Out!

Posted on June 24, 2007
- OlliEntertainment

Great movie..
Good work..

Film on!!

Posted on June 24, 2007
- frosty_frost09

5 Stars! I really enjoyed this movie. Good VOs, overlays, music. everything seemed to go together well to set the scene of the movie. The ending left me wondering, where will the elevator take him? But other than that, I really enjoyed this movie.

Posted on June 24, 2007
- EthanRunt

Whooowee, Ken's ASS is put on trial and it wiggles out to prove it's worth.

From the first frame of movie, not the overlays, which, from the talk i hoped would be much more than that, no pictures or anything, guess that'll be the director's cut, right? we get a great look at that ASS, and Roger helps Ken reveal the true face of that ASS, like there's a man on the moon, there's Roger on Ken's ASS, and it seems that since the reveal of the anachranim, it's been, and forever will be, the BUTT of all jokes, a major BUMmer indeed, but that's just if you feel ANAL over it all.

Joking aside, the film is brilliant, Ken's ASS looks, sounds and feels great, a true testament to all of us to make ours like Ken's ASS.

Posted on June 24, 2007
- MarvellousGuppiMovies

Congrats, there isn't a finer ASS on TMO, and the movie isn't that bad either. It's almost as good as Cutthroat Island.

Posted on June 24, 2007
- Master007

What an ending! What a script! What a story!

You have one heck of a chance of winning. Seriously!

Feel free to enter this into the 6th Archaic Awards. ;)

Posted on June 24, 2007
- norriefpb

Great story, wonderfully written. I liked that a lot. Love Ken's performance, really laid back, made a real character there. Think of the possibilities, he could have a new episode every Sunday.


Posted on June 24, 2007
- RodLeader

Cool movie man ! Good kinda story too. Just sad there are just 5 stars ...

Posted on June 24, 2007
- rjb2112

A very clever script. I think this deserves to win the competition.

Good luck Ken!

10 Stars!

Posted on June 24, 2007
- The-Spirit

That is a brilliant movie!

I am proud to have been part of it.

Posted on June 24, 2007
- themonkthemonk

How did that....? I mean what...? Oh these darn post life, time travel, woulda coulda shoulda movies always confuse me! But well made (I think he did it with mirrors...yeah thats the ticket!)
You get 5 stars!

Posted on June 24, 2007