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Ashens and the Quest for the Gamechild (2013)

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

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Riyad Barmania
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stuart Ashen ... Ashens / The Silver Skull (voice)
Warwick Davis ... Himself
Robert Llewellyn ... The Professor
Chris Kendall ... Nemesis
Millie Reeves Millie Reeves ... Ashley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Atherton Thomas Atherton ... Prisoner
Richard Ball Richard Ball ... Revis
Chris Bingham Chris Bingham ... Spoonboy (as Christopher Bingham)
Victoria Broom ... The Woman in Black
Mathew Buck Mathew Buck ... Film Brain
Larry Bundy Jr. Larry Bundy Jr. ... Guru Larry
Rick Bush Rick Bush ... Nurse
Kayleigh Cousins Kayleigh Cousins ... Bar Girl
Emma Croft Emma Croft ... Counter Girl
Luke Cutforth Luke Cutforth ... Himself
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Ashens' insane fictional search for a piece of fabled electronic tat: the Game Child. Accompanied by fan-favourite Chef Excellence (a human version, not the bloody puppet), together they try to overcome the odds - and all common sense - to lay their hands on the legendary Game Child, an old knock-off handheld video game console. But a shadowy figure, aided by Ashens' irritating nemesis, wants the game for their own dastardly ends. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure | Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Эшенс и Дитя игры See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Budget:

$180,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The typeface used in the opening credits is the same as the one used in the original 1980s-era Atari logo. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

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 »

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Spun-off from Ashens (2006) See more »

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I wanted to like this
5 December 2014 | by spmactSee all my reviews

Seeing the cover and subject, I though I'd be in for a nice little indie treat with 80s nostalgia and some laughs. However, this didn't have much of either (a little bit of nostalgia, zero laughs). Normally I wouldn't have cared enough to write a review about this, but because of all the other reviews giving it great scores I felt I had to give another perspective so people wouldn't get their hopes up.

I've never seen the YouTube series so I didn't know what to expect, but this film wasn't entertaining at all. I seemed like it was trying to be funny, but I couldn't really tell. I guess that's how bad the humour was, since it didn't even really register as humour. I don't remember laughing once. The story wasn't that great either. It was just things happening to move the plot along, but failed at doing it in an interesting way.

In the end I could only get through about half of the film before I had to stop due to lack of any entertainment whatsoever. I'm baffled at why there are so many good reviews. Perhaps friends of the crew? If not, then I'm happy they could find some entertainment in this since I certainly couldn't.

Don't say you weren't warned. I've seen good indie. This isn't it.


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