Suicide isn't funny, neither is this "short film." It's too ridiculous to be a spoof, too far-out to be a farce, and too offensive to be funny. The "cinematography" is boring, you just threw lights on your actors faces. The actors are also terribly, terribly unfunny. And this "Please kill yourself for the spirit of Christmas because... BABY JESUS WAS AN ASSHOLE." Not a good way to gain an audience. Sorry if this seems scathing, but the subject matter really put me off.
I don't think the tone of the film matches the emotion you intended to express. Also the "page turn" transitions gave it an unprofessional look. I had a hard time getting into it for these reasons. Sorry about your loss.
Okay, I guess it's time for me to come clean, and confess that I'm actually a troll. I don't really care about the art of filmmaking, I just wanted to ruffle some feathers. I was bored, and I'm not very good at entertaining myself, so I got stupid. Sorry.
I guess that's kind of big of you to admit that. Should you ever care to start making real movies, we'll be here to help you.
Shure.....at least it was better than a Adam Sandler movie.
Wow, my movie must have really upset you. I'm not sure I understand why. You've lowered yourself to stooping to low grade insults on an innocent filmmaker. However, you're free to express your opinions and I appreciate them.
When you first posted I checked out the movie. It was so bad I wasn't going to say anything. But, since you want criticism, here it is.
1. TERRIBLE AWFUL acting. It's not even acting, it's saying lines poorly. It doesn't get much worse then this.
2. Horrible dialogue. Simply awful. 10000% exposition, and really bad exposition.
3. Editing? That page peel was worse then weak. For something dialogue driven it wouldn't even be a choice. Perhaps if this was a 1980's new wave video, you could get away with it once.
You pretty much did what every news anchor does every night, they move to look into the correct camera. When has anyone ever used that transition for something like that? It'd have been better to just cut from one shot to another.
The hooded guy's dialogue doesn't sync with his mouth. That kick to that sweater that substituted for the kid was the single WORST shot I've ever seen.
Three things you could have done to make better. Most important, cut before we seen there's nothing there. Put one of those dolls on the couch in whatever that was, so he's actually kicking something. At least put a sound effect of something being kicked.
The camera work and lighting doesn't bother me at all. I've seen worse. But, other elements from those movies kept my attention.
While bad reviews can dishearten. If you seriously want to be a film maker, you just need to improve in every facet of making a movie.