What Sex Are You? My demographics showed that I aimed my short film Male at female: male, 60:40, so I 30% aimed to ask more women Female to men when handing out the questionnaire. 70% How old Are You? 8 7 I didn’t ask any people 6 under the age of 15 5 because according to the 4 age certificate 3guidelines, ‘sweet revenge’is a certificate 15 in the UK. 2 1 0 12-15 16-19 20-29 30-39 40+
What Is Your Ethnicity? 0% 10% White/White British 15% Asian/Asian Brirish0% Black/African/Caribbean/ Black British Multiple Ethnic Groups 75% Other I asked quite a few Caucasian people because their ethnicity was that of mytarget audience, so I wanted to see if it interested them. However, I still asked some people who weren’t my target audience so that I could see if my hypothesis of other cultures disagreeing with the sexual nature of ‘sweet revenge’ was correct.
Did You Enjoy sweet revenge? I was so pleased to see that the majority of those I asked said they enjoyed ‘sweet revenge’. It was actually quite surprising because I knew that I had touched on some sensitive subjects (i.e. rape) and 20 so I though that this would influence peoples opinions of the film. 15 The one person who said they didn’t fully enjoy 10 ‘sweet revenge’ said it was because ‘it was too frightening for her likes’ as she’s easily influenced 5 by films. However, the rest said that it was a ‘reality check that I needed’, ‘it was perfectly 0 composed’ and ‘it was unexpected for it to be so Yes No great!’. What Genre Is sweet revenge? On my questionnaire, this was an openquestion and the genres on the right were 20% 25% the ones that were mentioned. Thriller Horror I’m glad that people understood the style I 5%was going for, as Film Noir is considered (by Crime 50% some) as a mixture of Crime and Detective Film Noirfilms and most said that it reflected a Crime film and many noticed that it was in the style of Film Noir.
Did You Like The Narrative? Most people said they liked my narrative because it was ‘original’, ‘it spoke for many girls who have been through the same taunts’ and ‘raised an 5 awareness that many are afraid to pinpoint’. 4 Those who didn’t like it mentioned almost the same reasons, that it ‘focused on taboo topics’ and 3 ‘makes a person scared to pop out an get milk’, however, this doesn’t upset me because it 2 means that the messages and the feelings that I 1 was attempting to emit to my audience through the narrative had done their job perfectly because 0 people have clearly been affected by it. Yes No Were The Locations Suited To The Narrative? Everyone thought that the locations 20 ‘were perfectly matched to the storyline’. Many said this was because ‘they 15were common places where you would 10 suspect acts like these would takeplace’ which was the exact reason why I 5 chose these locations. 0 Yes No
Did sweet revenge Come Across Everyone commented on how they thought it looked like an actual film that had millions As Professional? funded into it, this took me by shock as the film cost almost nothing to make. Many mentioned how ‘the camera angles used were incredible’20 and quite a few people asked me how I filmed certain shots, how long it took me and if I had15 done it all on my own.10 In the screen showing that I did, everyone who5 saw it agreed that they loved the CCTV footage0 and kept asking me how I got up so high. Yes No Was There Anything That You DislikedIt was satisfying knowing that I had created In The Film? a film that pleased so many people. The two, who didn’t like it said that it was due to it’s ‘explicit nature’ and because it ‘wasn’t a style of film that they would 20 necessarily like’. These are very valid 15reasons for not liking ‘sweet revenge’ and I can understand that it may affect some 10more seriously than others, however, these sorts of narratives are some girls’ actual 5 lives, so Im not raising anything that is totally absurd, Im just raising more 0 awareness to it so that it can be stopped. Yes No
Was The Ending What You Almost everyone said they ‘expected Ben to kill Candy right until the knife came out’. Suspected? Those who guessed the ending said that they’d ‘seen quite a few Film Noir films and expected the female to kill the guy’ and that20 ‘after seeing that Ben had harassed Candy, it15 was clear she wanted ‘revenge’ from the film title’.10 5 A status switch is what I attempted to create, Ben starts off with more power as 0 Candy is a victim, however, she reverses the Yes No role and gains power over Ben. Was The Editing Successful? ‘The editing was so professional’, ‘Everything was so smooth in the transitions’, 20 ‘There was continuity throughout, which is hard to get’. 15 These were just some of the comments 10 said about my editing. I did try quite hard to make sure all sequences ran 5 smoothly and felt like it was all onerather than something made up of small 0 clips put together. Yes No
Did The Soundtrack Sound Professional? Hardly any of the people I gave the questionnaire to could believe that I composed the soundtrack myself using Einaudi’s ‘In A Time Lapse’.2015 One person said that ‘it fit perfectly with the narrative and actions that were happening’.10 5 0 Yes No Did It Create Suspense?‘I loved the violins that were used, they really created a creepy atmosphere!’ 20I think from the diagram it’s clear to see 15that my attempt at creating suspense in 10 my soundtrack was a job well done. 5 Someone said that ‘without thesoundtrack the film wouldn’t have it’s 0 eeriness that it grasped so well’. Yes No
Did sweet revenge Emotionally It was good to see that people were Touch You? moved by the film and that the films purpose worked. One female mentioned the morning after the screening that she 15 ‘couldn’t sleep that night’ she was shaken so much. 10 Those who said it didn’t touch them said 5 this because their ‘not easily affected by films’ or that they ‘couldn’t see why it 0 would because it wasn’t realistic enough’. Yes No Any Improvements That Could be Made?The only flaws commented on were the ‘quality of the camera’ and that ‘one shot was slightly shaky to start off’. 20 15 I think I succeeded in making a 10 respectable short film in the style of 5 Film Noir. 0 Yes No