Welcome to Smelli, the online film school from Australia! If you are looking for a new and innovative way to earn your degree and start making movies, you have found it. This is a multi-disciplinary program that covers all aspects of the arts and allows you to create original films from anywhere in the world. The Ogglies: Welcome to Smelli is just one in a series of online films from the creative minds behind the internet based Australian company Smelli.
The movie itself is an homage to the early 80s era of Australian popular culture. The concept of this online film school is to provide an online learning environment in which aspiring filmmakers can learn all about all facets of the entertainment industry from the most cutting edge professionals in the business. They will also be introduced to the film theory that will allow them to create their own artistic visions using video production, audio recording and editing.
The movie starts with a prologue that introduces the viewer to the world of the Ogglies. The name Oggly comes from the band of vocalist called the Oggs, whose unique sound is part of the country's heritage. Then we cut to the main plot of the movie, a character goes on trial for murder. The trial takes place in a secluded rural area, where there is little or no technology other than the simple camera that is used by the investigative team. The victim, played by none other than our resident voice actor, Michael Caine, arrives at the secluded scene and makes an emotional plea for clemency.
With the help of his friend, Pauline, who happens to be the district attorney, Oggley is released on parole after serving time for the crime he had committed. Then two years later, in what appears to be a stroke of fate, Oggley is spotted by a group of masked men in an upscale mall. Armed only with a guitar and his newfound singing talent, Oggley quickly realizes that he has to play a song for these men.
A few songs are played, but they become much more as the movie moves along. We come across a few supporting characters as well who add their own little sparks to the proceedings. The movie takes a sharp look at the brutality of some crimes, but also examines how forgiveness can sometimes be elusive. In one scene the lead character Michael Caine (Caine) even asks the judge for clemency on behalf of his deceased friend, Frank Furter, who was wrongfully executed for a crime he did not commit. The movie ends with a touching montage showing how the family and friends of the deceased to meet to remember their loved one. The Oggies: Welcome To Smelli, which is based on the book The Oggies, is a very entertaining movie.
The Ogglies: Welcome To Smelli is available on DVD now and gives fans a chance to see an engrossing movie and learn some interesting history about one of Scotland's most beloved characters. The movie has some superb special effects throughout and is a thrill for any fan of the book. Fans of the hit TV series The Apprentice will also love this movie because it follows the story in the TV show. It's a fun and entertaining movie that all generations will find something to delight in. It's been enjoyed by audiences from young adults to teenagers to grandparents.