This film was made for next to nothing, and it shows. Though, the fight scenes and stunt work are very impressive for a production this minuscule. That said, this is another example of how Script will always trump production values, and this script is awful. I'm not going to give this an 'F' because it did a lot with so little, but I cannot in good conscience give this a pass. How this film developed such a rabid fan base on the festival circuit is beyond me.
This is also yet another example of how awful HDV can look. I hate HDV, hate it. I'd rather shoot SD than this. Thankfully fully HD cameras are becoming cheaper and cheaper allowing for affordable, high quality imagery. Hopefully HDV will become a thing of the past soon.