. OUR PRODUCTION COMPANY Our production company is simply called C and V productions, we provide the physical basis for works in the realms of the performing arts, new media art, film, television, radio, and video targeting primarily teenage girls. We are currently the ones directly responsible for fundraising for the production accomplishing this through a parent company which will no longer exist next month, currently handling the budgeting, scheduling, scripting, the supply with talent and resources, the organisation of staff, the production itself, post-production, distribution and marketing.
The members of C&V productions include: Vanessa Asante & Caroline DixonIndividual strengths:VanessaAbove all enjoys researching on new things particularly going out and looking for locations in which to shoot films and also talking to members of the public and getting their views on films, actors, age, genres etc.Being a people’s person, Vanessa is also able to come to communicate effectively when it comes to finding the solutions to tricky problems, also finding pleasure in seeking alternative ways of doing things, constantly challenging the status quo and looking for a better way.CarolineOne of Caroline’s strength’s is her flexibility to handle change, at first we were struggling in a group of 3 when another member of our team pulled out of the production team and at first we did feel lost but Caroline made sure that she turned that negative working environment around and in turn managed to develop a very supportive team with just her and myself.Caroline’s good analytical and planning skills benefited us both in terms of being able to set goals within our production and try to achieve them.
“YOUR TROUBLES ARE MY TROUBLES”Genre: Teen film The film is based in a school setting – Turnford School with the main character being a girl aged 15 known as “Natalie” in the film” who is best friends with Chelsea, a girl that went to a party and got raped. Because Chelsea is only 15 she is scared to tell anyone about what happened and boldly told her best friend Natalie in confidence. In the film we can see that Natalie is finding it hard to keep it to herself as it has been bugging her all throughout the day and then bravely decides that the right thing to do is to tell the school social worker ‘Stacey Cornwell’ whom she has a great relationship with. Stacey handles the situation very calmly without shouting at either of the girls but instead tries to resolve the situation. This film brings out the good in teachers, social workers etc. as in today’s world they are seen as the adults “against” the children and that they cannot be on friendly terms with students. Which in this film is not the case as Natalie is able to open up to Stacey discussing anything and everything with her in confidence.
The genre in which we have chosen for our 2 minute film opening is teen film. We have chosen teen film because teen films are popular all over the world and are easily recognised together with various different subject matters. Being teenagers ourselves we believe that we have a good knowledge of a majority of the “teenage” problems as so to speak. Teenagers come across so many things in life and get themselves in to different kinds of situations whether being accidental or as a result of their own actions. Choosing teen film as our film genre is very interesting as it also gives us a chance to understand ourselves as teens. We also enjoyed watching teen films as we feel that we are able to relate too many of them. It is also important that we reach out to other teenagers out there and find the right story for our film in order for it to be successful. We have chosen to target our film at females in particular aged 15 and older, and also using characters aged 15+ in our film to fit the roles perfectly.Suitable only for 15 years and over Teen films - is a film genre targeted at teenagers and young adults in which the plot is based upon the special interests of teenagers, such as coming of age, first love, rebellion, conflict with parents, teen angst, and alienation. Often these normally serious subject matters are presented in a glossy, stereotyped or trivialised way. Films in this genre are often set in high schools, or contain characters that are of high school age. Sexual themes are also common, as are crude forms of humour.Codes and conventions Codes and conventions of the teen film genre vary depending on the cultural context of the film, but they can include proms. alcohol, illegal substances, high school, parties and all-night raves, losing ones virginity, relationships, social groups and cliques, and American pop-culture.
MARKET RESEARCHWe conducted a survey and gave it out to a range of people of different ages & gender, we asked various questions firstly asking the basics i.e. Gender, age group, their favourite film genre, what will raise their interest in a film.Below shows screenshots of our created survey:
WHY YOU SHOULD PICK OUR FILM?Our survey results came out positive and we have worked to our best ability into trying to meet the requirements of our target audience and as a group we feel that you should pick our production company because we do not only aim for a mass market appeal but we know our film will appeal to many teenagers over the age of 15 that feel that they are able to relate to the film and more importantly understand the message of the film.