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What is a fantasy film?
Fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic,
supernatural events, make-believe creatures, or exotic fantasy worlds.
The genre is considered to be distinct from science fiction film and
horror film, although the genres do overlap. Fantasy films often have an
element of magic, myth, wonder, escapism, and the extraordinary.
Genre conventions in a horror
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Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and
High key lighting
Characters undertaking a quest
Magical fairytale settings: e.g snow
Hero and Heroine vs Villain
Evil queens- such as the White Witch in Narnia
Wands, spell books, swords, crystal balls
Set in a time in the past, future or imagined, not usually present day
Could I make a fantasy film
Yes, it is possible for me to produce a fantasy film trailer providing that I
had a few costumes and good locations in which I could shoot my
I'd need a streotypicallly young cast, this may be difficult as young
people can be difficult to direct and work with. Other potential issues
may include bad weather on the days of filming which will affect the
mood of the shots.
If a fantasy/mythical creature was included in the storyline a costume
could be created using different fabrics/old clothes, for example.