Initial Planning Ideas
Gangster trailer ideas
‐ Based around the mafia
‐ Set in America or Italy?
‐ Boss getting too big for his boots, mutiny
‐ Enemy of the mafia tries to take them down; Justice versus Mafia?
‐ Simplistic gangster Mafia film, based on simply showing the general
lifestyle of being in the Mafia
‐ Main character joining the Mafia and mutinies because he wants to be
‐ Follows the life of a gangster that becomes ‘made’ (joins the mafia) but
that’s not enough for him. He wants more. He has big aspirations and
would do anything to get it. Starts on a killing spree to get what he
wants. Aims to lead the Mafia.
We watched two trailers to get ideas and inspiration on more storyline and
basic shorts for our trailer. We watched both ‘American Gangster’ and ‘Donnie
Brasco’. Both gave us some ideas to fill out our storyline into a full synopsis and
for some basic shots.
‐ Lots of money shots; e.g. handing over money, bribery, counting out
money, close ups of bags filled with money.
‐ City street shots to set the scene, film tall buildings especially to show
the audience where the movie is set.
‐ Casino shots to show extravagance
‐ Social shots, show alcohol, people laughing, having a good time yet with
the Mafia still closing deals through their social life
‐ Walking down the street with guns
‐ Drug shots?