This past week we had our 1st negative reaction to our BD & HG project. We’ve had feed back on how to improve film making, sets, editing, etc. I welcome criticism of any kind as long as it is delivered with tact. This was more based on the content of the project. Our parenting methods were called into question because of the violence, language and putting our daughter into dangerous situations. This is somebody we have known for a few years and gave this opinion in person rather than online. We purposefully didn’t share this project with them because we are aware that they abhor violence and firearms, but word gets around a small town and apparently curiosity got the better of them after we bumped into each other while we were in costume on FCBD.
The level of violence is no greater than prime-time TV and the language is all PG, even when HG swears it gets bleeped! (for the record she does NOT really drop the F-bomb ) I guess maybe “son of a bitch” and “dumb ass” are a bit heavy for a kid but that’s what acting is. Obviously that’s how the character behaves and speaks, not the actress/actor. The fact that somebody who actually knows us believes that my daughter was in “dangerous situations” is rather complimentary! We would never endanger our kid, and she wouldn’t do anything she wasn’t comfortable with but if you show all the safety precautions and equipment in place it kind of defeats the purpose. Once we finish I might cut together a making-of video, but for now I like the illusion of the story. Amber was 11 when we started part 1, hadn’t read the comics and only seen the movie in an edited form. She’ll be 13 in two days, has now seen both movies uncut, and read all the books so the last 2 parts of the series (in production!) are leaning into the R-rating category, for both violence and language (although I might end up bleeping things for youtube).
The last thing you want to tell a teenager is “you’re not old enough”, it just makes the envelope edges get pushed.
After typing all that (sorry, bit of a rant there) I realized I never posted the full vids here!
So here they are…WARNING if you are a weak-kneed lily-livered pansy who is easily offended then these are not for you (and you are on the wrong forum )
Part 1: Kick-Start
Part 2: Reluctant Donor