Q.5 Question: How did you attract/address your audience?
Perspective• The opening scene has been created from 3rd point of view where the audience is watching and observing rather than being part of the film.• We have used many over shoulder shots and long shots to make the seem like they are there watching it.• We have not used point of view shots as this would make them feel in the place of the victim.• The fact that the film is taken from a 3rd persons perspective makes it less scary and doesnt make the viewer feel part of it and they would feel safer. This makes it an appropriate film for 15 year olds.
Camera effects• In the murder scene we have used a black out which creates suspense as not everything is revealed and witnessed by the audience. This is effective as it leaves the murder scene to the audiences imagination to create and also the fact that there is a scream heard in the blackout is scary, unexpected and very effective.
Gender• In the opening scene the girl is murdered when going out to meet a friend. She is a normal average girl. This may create extra fear for girls rather than boys as girls may be able to connect with the victim as they also maybe average girls which go out at night. As for boys, they would probably be less scared as firstly its a girl being murdered and secondly they would believe they can physically go against a 14 year old girl.
Age• In most thrillers people in their mid 20s are represented as being prone to accidents and murders.• Thrillers mostly involve that age group as they are one of the highest age groups which attend cinemas and watch movies so are a bigger target audience and would connect with the characters more.• This would effect them more as they may become paranoid since they can put themselves in the characters place.• Our character is also 20 which would mean other people in their 20s can connect with the character and this would scare them more.
Similarity• Our film is quite similar to films like Orphan, The orphanage, One missed call, mama, the ring, exorcist.• The thing that all these films have in common is that the child is the antagonist and in all these films the child has some sort of psychological problem. This is similar to our film so people who have watched those films may be interested and watch our film too.• We have used similar costumes like in the film Mama were the kids are found wearing night gowns which is similar to what our antagonist is wearing.• Also like the other films our antagonist is the way she is due to having a horrible childhood and upbringing and she is also an orphan like the other films.• We chose the setting as wood sand forests are thriller conventions and where most scary things take place.