Taking into consideration that out genre was thriller and we added a sub-genre of action, we thought this would widen our target audience more to help attract a wider range. Males will of course be interested in our film because they’re stereotypically into action and thrillers that maybe get your mind thinking.
We researched target audiences and used BBFC cinema ratings to help judge who will be able to watch our film. We decided on a 15 rating, this is because there will be some violence throughout our film, strong language presented with threats and menace which are shown in our production at a small level to uphold genre, however, it is not sadistic or sexualised.
However restricting our film to 15 year olds and over this can just as well shorten our target audience because people under 15 can’t go to the cinema and see it, this can potentially put more money received at the box office at risk.
Attracting the Audience with Narrative
Our original narrative we thought would attract people who are into mind twisting movies and murder scenes because we decided on filming a murder in our opening, however after contemplating on everything we decided to try and not fit the entire storyline into our two minute opening. We now think that our filming will attract an audience who is into action revenge and violence type of films. We didn’t change our narrative because of our target audience, however we did take them into consideration when thinking about who would want to watch which opening to our film, whether it be a murder scene or simply a flashback to what is going to happen in the film ahead to get them interested.