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Ashens and the Quest for the Gamechild (2013)

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Ashens embarks on a quest to find the legendary and elusive piece of electronic tat known as the GameChild.


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Featuring Ashens insane fictional search for a piece of electronic tat for the fabled Game Child, accompanied by fan favourite Chef Excellence (a human version, not the bloody puppet), and together they try to overcome the odds - and all common sense - to lay our hands on the fabled Game Child, an old handheld video game. But a shadowy figure, aided by my irritating nemesis, wants the game for their own dastardly ends. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure | Comedy





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8 August 2013 (UK)  »

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$180,000 (estimated)

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(5.1 surround)


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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Vinnie the Vole, a character from the fictional game "Vinnie the Vole's Existential Nightmare" that featured in an installment of Ashens' Tech Dump, also makes a cameo appearance in the opening credits. See more »


One scene in the movie is supposed to be set in 1991. However, all the vehicles seen in the background were all produced after 1991. See more »


The Silver Skull: Oh, it's Ashens again. Hello, Stuart. Hello? Hello? Ashens, you're arse-dialling me! That is so annoying.
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Crazy Credits

Key Grip: Sorry. Actually we couldn't afford a Key Grip for the film so the rest of the crew had to carry all the grip equipment themselves. So anyway, we Wikipeded "Easter Egg", and the term was coined way back by someone at Atari because a game designer hid a secret message in a game. So it's like hunting for a hidden Easter egg. Huh. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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An "Excellent" movie, one of the best indies out there.
8 August 2013 | by (Washington) – See all my reviews

If you don't know who Stuart Ashen is, he is a YouTube celebrity from the United Kingdom that often reviews cheap "knock-off" electronics, toys, and other such things. Ashens and the Quest for the GameChild, so far as I know, is his first feature length movie, which he not only starred in, but also co-wrote, and the talent shows. The film is an extremely fun and funny ride, from start to finish. Every joke is well thought out and written, and even ones I could not get (which were honestly very few) I could laugh at. In a nutshell, the movie follows Stuart Ashen and his friend Geoff Excellence as they set out on a "quest" for the GameChild, an extremely rare rip-off of the original Nintendo GameBoy, and hilarity ensues. The movie is full of clever twists and turns, though I won't spoil it for anyone.

While not many may recognize all of the actors and such working on the film, all of them are extremely talented and did really well in the film. The camera work is superb, the music is great and the set pieces are very memorable. And again, the jokes are extremely funny. Every character is extremely likable, even the villains. In fact, every character seems to have their own unique personality, charm and stand out from the background crowd, which in today's state of films, is a rarity.

All in all, this was a very good indie film that many, MANY audiences could enjoy. It shows off a lot of the British reviewer's talent, as well as just being a very clever, fun and hilarious comedy. I would give it a 9.5 out of 10, missing the extra .5 because of a SLIGHTLY rushed ending, but it's still enjoyable.

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