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Game Companion (2014)

Game Companion
A review by C J Dee

Director: Jeff James Monson, Brian Morelan
Writer: Brian Morelan
Starring: Gord Bestwick, Julie Townsend-Tyskerud, David Mathews
Other notable appearances: Hannah Ryan, Sydney Howlett
Running time: 12 minutes
Watch this if you liked: … I’ve got nothing. Oh! Weird Science.
Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5

Bob (Bestwick) has spent the past ten months beating a video game. His reward? Bob now gets to choose his companion from a selection of tough guys and hot chicks. Unsurprisingly, he chooses a hot anime chick. Surprisingly, she’s not just his companion in-game!

While the acting at the beginning of Game Companion leaves a bit to be desired, the story is very entertaining. I honestly can’t say if the acting improves or if the story is so fun that I just stopped noticing . Either way I had a blast from start to finish.

I thoroughly enjoyed the video game sequences. The actors made to appear as though they were in a Mortal Kombat/Street Fighter style video game had me wanting to pull out my old consoles.

As far as short films go, Game Companion is one of the most fun I have seen. If you’re given the opportunity it is definitely worth checking out.

“All hail Master Bob.”

The makers were interviewed by ABC radio and were subject of a local news story.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.



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