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Nerd Boy (2004)

Directed by: Stuart Elith
Written by: Stuart Elith
Links: Official site, Melbourne High School
Genre: Short

This movie gets: 7.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

Nerd Boy (2004) is also mentioned in em_fiction's review of Couch Potato (2004), em_fiction's review of Crazy Whist (2004), em_fiction's review of Hard Ol' Knuckles Blue (2004), em_fiction's review of Nine Lives (2004), em_fiction's review of Pavor Nocturnus (2004), em_fiction's review of Sunrise Sunset (2004), em_fiction's review of The Derelict Plain (2004), em_fiction's review of The Doll House (2004), em_fiction's review of The Evil Within (2004), em_fiction's review of To The Future... (2004), em_fiction's review of Tormenting Gloria Johnson (2004), em_fiction's review of Voices Unheard (2004) and em_fiction's review of (2004).

"One Flashy nerd" - a review by em_fiction

As part of my media coursework, I have to put together some sort of media production. If you've read my review of 21 Grams (2003), you too will realise that at last, there is something school-related that I can actually look forward to.

Although the course has opened up to media such as radio, magazine, photography, web desgin, multimedia, etc. we're still recommended to stick with the good ol' audiovisual presentation, so what better motivation is there than to take part in Top Screen.

The aim of this excursion was obviously for us to peruse the standards and perhaps draw some insight and inspiration for our own productions. I'm no brilliant media student, and I doubt I have the artistic knowledge, talent or skill to be able to craft better pictures, but to be honest this event didn't really inspire me — no, what I got out of it long list of "don't do's", after withnessing these helpful demonstrations as to what sort of things will get a student film completely rooted. Although it does seem a little tight for me to critique the shit out of these films — hey, who says I can't have a little fun?

Nerd Boy - Stuart Elith
58 seconds
Melbourne High School, South Yarra

"Sports again! Is today the day nerd boy triumphs? The audience is taken on a journey of hope in the face of overwhelming odds."

The opening Top Screen feature, Nerd Boy, is about the title character putting his nerdiness to the test in an attempt to survive his most dreaded subject: P/E. This flick was the only Flash animation in the selection and was also the only entry coming from my wonderful school, Melbourne High.

Because it was an animation, it didn't have to be very long (this being close to a minute). Despite the time restraint, Elith makes good use of every second by neatly sweeping together a simple plot with an amusing, clever punch line, and then sticking it into good but relatively flawed animation. For what it was, it was decent, but it still could've been better.

em_fiction gives this movie 7 out of 10.
Review created on Sat 12 Jun 2004

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  1. if your movie is only 58 secons, no wonder you are so frustrated!

    A comment from Natalie G on Tue 06 Jul 2004 13:55 #

  2. Nerd Boy is too cool for school.

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from sav on Wed 12 Apr 2006 01:22 #

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