The film begins with Poppy taking her dog for a walk. She goes to the nearby
woods, but begins to feel as if she is not alone. She soon hears things moving
around her, and gets quite paranoid. The dog also feels as if there is something else
there, and runs off to find what it is. Poppy begins to get even more fearful, her head
is spinning as she gets more and more scared. She falls over and passes out.
The next morning she wakes up as if from a dream, and as she begins to go about
her normal day, she keeps having flashbacks of the night before. She goes to the
bathroom and notices she has a large cut on her head, clear evidence that last
night was not a dream. She goes to wash the cut, but when she looks at it again, it's
The rest of the film continues to show her as she goes about her normal life, but
there is something troubling her. She repeatedly has flashbacks that develop into a
story about something that happened not long ago, when she was inadvertently
involved with a group of people that did something stupid, but span out of control
and resulted in the death of another school pupil. She realises that what is haunting
her is in fact her conscious, and the other people involved are also being tormented
by this. One by one they all go crazy with the guilt, and commit suicide. Poppy's
conscious continues to get worse, until the last person involved has killed
themselves, when she notices her conscious has stopped. She thinks she is free of
the guilt, until she dies in a tragic accident, that uncannily resembles the death of
the innocent school pupil.
Most of the transitions in this opening will be straight cut because it is more
dramatic, and is the best way to switch from one shot to another.
Poppy shall be wearing a coat and scarf, because it will be cold outside,
but also to signify that she is hiding something. Her hood will be up to add
mystery and also to conceal something. She will wear wellies on her feet
because it will be muddy. The coat will be black, as the colour black is
used to hide things, and a red scarf to signify danger and warning. She will
wear blue denim jeans to show she is a normal teenage girl.
The creature running past the screen will wear a black sheet of material.
Dog, ipod, headphones, lead, collar, a rock
For the second part of our opening, we will film Poppy waking up at holly's
house because her bathroom is next to her bedroom, making it easy to film.
There is only one character in the opening scene of our thriller and that is Poppy.
Poppy is a 16 year old girl who goes to college. She is a normal girl who likes
music and animals. She is quite shy, but likeable. She lives in a large house in the
country with her parents and a younger sister. She also has a dog which she likes
to take on long country walks.
Later on in the film several more characters are introduced who are all linked into
the death of the school pupil.
The camera shot of this is a
close up of the main character
Poppy, putting her iPod
headphones in. You can hear
the music blasting out from
Here's a mid shot of her,
this shows you her
surroundings (at home
preparing to go out).
This is Poppy's
dog that she is
going to take for
a walk to the
Here is Poppy leaving the
house with her dog and
listening to her iPod.
This will be a long shot so the character will
be portrayed as being isolated.
She walks along empty
roads to get to the woods
she is heading too.
This will be filmed as an extra long to see that there
is nothing around her.
In this scene it shows Poppy walking down a track.
We're going to
edit this scene so
it shows her
fading in and out
as she walks
along, this adds a
She soon arrives at the woods and there is still no one to
be seen. This scene adds more of a setting to the story.
Soon after arriving in the
woods the dog barks at
nothing in particular (or
so Poppy thinks), this
makes her more alert
and she switches off the
iPod so she can pay
more attention to her
This will be filmed as a mid-long
Here it shows the
noises she is
The camera shot is long shot so it
fits in a lot of the surroundings,
and makes her feel vulnerable.
The girl trips
herself on the
This will be filmed with many different shots to build up atmosphere.
up after she
has hit her
head she is
and as she
This is shot as a point of
view (POV) from the girl.
This is a point of view
of the creature staring
at her behind, and it
sees everything in
different colours so we
will use an effect to
show what the
creature see's from its
The dog turns
goes in the
then stops and
nothing, but the
nothing is the
only the dog
The girl will be looking round with
the dog using POV shots, then a
long shot so you can see the dog
standing and barking.
This shows another
POV; also a long shot
from the creature,
starting at the barking
dog. The creature isn't
hiding, it just cant not
The girl is looking for
what the dog is
barking at but can see
This is the
the dog runs
away and leave
s Poppy on her
own in the
This will be filmed as a mid-shot.
Here she is
and twigs are
This shot will include the whole of the girl and
the scenery behind her.
She walks along
looking for the dog
and the trees are
her with the
leaves rustling in
the wind. This will
be a focus pull
from the leaves in
the foreground to
the girl walking
past in the
Looking down from a high
view in from trees, this makes
her look vulnerable to
Here it shows
the point of view
of the creature
looking at the
This will be another POV shot and
also a mid shot.
The girl is walking
along and passes
This is a long shot and so it fits
in all that will happen.
We will film it by using layers
and a faint transparent layer of
This shows the
past the camera in
a blurry flash of
Again, this will be a mid shot.
She is darting around here,
looking for what just ran past
and feeling disorientated.
The camera will be moving around to make it feel like its spinning faster.
She falls over and lays on the
ground. As she falls she cuts her
head on the ground.
This will be filmed as a long shot.
The scene will end there and cut straight to
the title of the film.
The next scene is the girl
sleeping in bed.
Another mid shot
will be used.
She wakes up and continues her
morning routine as usual, she
doesn't know anything is wrong.
But soon after has a flashback
from her 'dream'.
This is a long
shot as to fit
the whole of
She goes into the
bathroom to wash
This is a mid-long shot.
She looks into the mirror in the bathroom and
doesn't notice anything at first....
Then opens her eyes and sees a cut
on her forehead, then has a
flashback from the day before....
She reaches for a flannel to wash away the
blood from her cut.
This is a close up of the tap and
Then she looks back in
the mirror only to see
that her cut has
This will be filmed as a mid