Varsity ProductionsBryony HardieEllie PeredrukEmma Gregory Arran Cunningham Chosen brief – A short film lasting approximately five minutes based upon the genre of teen drama. We choose teen drama as we felt we could make the storyline appear more realistic due to personal experiences. We also have access to teenage actors and the settings that are often used within teen dramas.
Product Research.Conventions of a genre. A teen drama is a type of dramatic television series. in which the focus is on teenage characters. Previously, most series with a focus on teens had been sitcoms while teens in drama series were usually part of a larger ensemble that included adults and children. Teen dramas, more often than not, have soap opera elements where teenagers have to grow and develop over time while facing an array of "realistic" teen issues.
Conventions of this genre. Stereotypes Drugs/ Alcohol Adolescence Rebelling Love/ Sex College Nightlife - clubbing
Film Research - Inspirations . Thirteen The film heavily influenced the groups decision to follow teenage drama. Experimental experience with drugs and sex. Were going to avoid using scenes involving obvious drug use and scenes of a sexual content. The introductory sequence Sorority Row This is a teen horror The film had stereotypical groups or Like Thirteen heavy drinking of alcohol is used The costumes
Audience Research. Target Audiences; Ages roughly 15- 18. Both genders Exaggerated - appealing to teenagers. Similar topics - seems much more personal to the audience. Other media products; Most likely to buy music magazines. Internet access is frequent. Watch TV and see films on a Wednesday.
The comical series, Inbetweeners is the most popular teen drama.
Skins is also popular - it is based around drugs, sex and alcohol.
Story based on love, with drugs, alcohol corrupting the love story.
Clubs were chosen as the setting they prefer for a film.