A man crazed with bereavement becomes obsessed with replacing his beloved daughter. He seeks comfort by finding a duplicate daughter due to him believing it wasn’t her time to die. Further on he becomes so convinced that this girl is his daughter, he takes her for his own. A dramatic and tragic psychological thriller that will keep you entranced.
The opening starts with the two girls at the swings of the playground having fun and messing around. We discover that there is a man watching them and recording them. We as the audience can see him recording, this is a type of dramatic irony where the audience knows something the characters don’t. The friend notices and asks to leave and points 0ut the man who has vanished. We then cut to a different setting of a house which is messy, untidy and dark. We see this man watches his recording over and over again. There is a key moment which he pauses and plays on a loop, of Izzie glancing at the camera. We pan around the room and we see an open music box and next to it a picture of a girl who looks identical to the girl in the park and then a funeral service book that shows the date of birth and death (06.06.06) and the person ( Young Izzie) and age.
Our target audience is aimed at teenagers aged 15 and over . The age for the film would be certificate 15.
We pitched our idea to a audience of this age and a wider age range to get their opinions of the movie opening.
They all commented on it saying what they liked about it and what they would add to it.
We carried out questionnaires to get data to make our film opening more suited to what our audience wants.
Some of our findings Does the idea of someone watching you freak you out? Yes: 25 No: 5 What do you look for in a thriller? Thrill Factor: 12 Good acting: 7 Suitable Setting: 3 Effects: 8 What thriller sub-genre are you most interested in? Horror Thriller: 5 Psychological Thriller: 12 Crime Thriller: 4 Political Thriller: 2 Action Thriller: 7 * 30 participants were questioned
The first of which is the children's playground in Centenary Park. The setting is first introduced with an establishing shot of the park where we see the two girls in the distance (on the swings). The first part of the opening is set here along with the exit of the park.
The second setting is in the “man’s” house/apartment. It is seen to be very messy and unkempt showing that he had something else on his mind. The curtains are closed with a little light coming through to give it dark, sinister atmosphere.
Time of day
In the park we hope to be recording in the afternoon at around 3pm. This is so that it becomes to dark and gives it an eerie feel.
We will be using two cameras. The first of which is the school camera and is used to film the shot, which when ordered together create our opening. We are going to use all the correct camera shots, angles and techniques when filming.
Our second camera however is going to be used in an unconventional way. This is the camera which the “man” uses to film the older Izzie and Amber on the swings. Because he is doing it discretely we want the filming he will be doing to reflect this, so the camera wont be still and wont be using camera angles and techniques in the correct way and in some places not at all. (This hand held camera can also be seen as a pro)