Flashback is not known until the end. The half that supposedly survives at the start has mental breakdowns etc.
The Pitch<br />The first step to a successful movie by Daniel Cronje and Nico Del Pellegrino<br />
The Genre we’re aiming for<br />The Genre we will be aiming for will be a cross-bread of action and thriller.<br />Action – “The word action has more than one meaning in fiction. Action is one of the fiction-writing modes authors use to present fiction. The term is also used to describe a subset of creative works emphasizing action rather than other aspects of storytelling.”<br />Thriller – “Thriller is a genre of literature, film, and television that uses suspense, tension, and excitement as the main elements.”<br />
Why choose a cross-bread?<br /><ul><li> Thriller can be low budget, yet still high quality.</li></ul>Thriller<br />Action gives the audience an edge and makes the film more interesting.<br />Both of these together can create a medium budget film creating excitement with good filming techniques – impressive.<br />Iconography – Dark, scary.<br />Stock setting – City, modern. <br />Stock Narrative – Guns, Constant Danger.<br />Stock characters – Main hero, deceiver<br />Stock characters - Thriller<br />Stocksetting - Action<br />Stock narrative - Thriller<br />Iconography - Action<br />Iconography – Modern/ slightly futuristic.<br />Stock setting – Fiction, different countries.<br />Stock narrative – Hero saves the day, Villain dies.<br />Stock characters – Helpless girl, heroic man, sidekick and gadgets.<br />Action<br />
What’s the Narrative?<br />We plan on having 3 main acts to our story about soldiers in a guerrilla mission.<br />This includes:<br />Half of the characters die at the start – the opening ends with a characters hand on the floor - lifeless.<br />The other half act through towards the end – but in a flashback.<br />At the end it turns out that the half that seemed to have died at the start, actually killed the other half.<br />We will use filming and sound techniques to deceive the audience and reveal at the end creating a very climactic ending.<br />
Is there a setting?<br />We will be filming in fields for the opening.<br />Throughout the middle of the film we will be filming in cities/towns.<br />Towards the end the setting will come back to shock the audience after seeing the effects on the soldiers.<br />