STAKE OUT By Hattie Freer, Grace Jones and Rose Donaldson
CONCEPT (SIMILAR FILM COMPARISONS)• Dracula• Life On Mars (TV Show)• Sherlock Holmes• Van Helsing
NARRATIVE-STRUCTURE-PLOT-ENIGMAPlot-Two detectives are investigating some mysterious murders, when the bodies areexamined they discover some unusual marks that appear on all of the victims. Little do theyknow the murderer is in their midst.We will follow the life of Detective Barnes as he attempts to solve the murders, as hebecomes exceedingly suspicious of his fellow detective.The significant object will be a clock left in the hand of the victims leaving the time that theywere killed.The murders will be shot using the shadow of the characters to show the struggle but not togive away the twist. The short will also be shot in black and white to show it was set in thepast rather than present. All the victims will be ex boyfriends of the killer, this will add anothertwist.
CHARACTERSMain Characters Suspects • Media people• Detective Barnes (age 35)• Detective Rosalie (age 29) – Killer• Boss (age 55)Victims-all males• John Potter (age 27)• Peter Clark (age 23)
SETTING / LOCATION / ERA-1960Guisborough – Main location for filming• Outside the church• Arch in college• Graveyard• The PrioryOld art/media office - Police stationSound proof room in Media – Morgue / Interrogations
COSTUME / PROPS60s Clothes• Men - Suits• Women – Parker coat/shirt• Morgue character – Lab coat (white)
LIGHTING• The film is going to be in black and white, so we will use spotlights for shadowing, especially with the interrogations and murders.
AUDIENCE PROFILE• The target audience will be fans from films like Dracula and Sherlock Holmes, linking in with the theme of our short film which is vampire/detective. The main target audience will be film students and film festival audiences mainly being teenagers.
THEMES, TIMES AND TECHNOLOGY• The theme of the short will be horror and detective, it will be set in the 1980s where there was a lack of technology, meaning our film will not be based around technology. The enigma will be the boss looking over Rosalie’s file discovering her past, this will include flashbacks of her past. The clocks found on the bodies will be set at the time of their death.