A2 Media Coursework
BY JORDAN BURNS AND TOBY BARNSWARDA
Bow E3, set in the grimy back streets of, East London our film is aimed to capture the
real visualization of Gangs of London.
Our protagonist is a young white male who goes by the name of Derek, nicknamed D.
He has a group of friends:
Phil, Grant, Trigger, Frank, Pam and Lauren.
The gang that these friends get involved with is one of the most renowned gangs in
east London and the names of the members are
Trevor, Scott, Danny, Boyce and Alicia.
Scene 1: a variety of shots close ups, long shots, establishing shots traveling through
bromley by bow to represent the grimy back streets of London..
It’s a Friday night and school has just broken up for the weekend, the brothers Phil
and Grant and the rest of the gang are on the way home, but they will see each other
very soon, that night a massive party was being held down the road from where the
brothers live. Some of the lads have organized to pick up some weed for the party and
planned to rob the local newsagents for some alcohol if they refused to serve it to
them. They were all looking forward to tonight it had been planned for over a month,
everyone who was anyone was going to be there. We have Derek in the background
with his hood up listening to music not doing much at all being a rebellious youth.
Medium shot, all the mates meeting outside of school
Over shoulder, grant talking to Derek
Over shoulder shot, grant replying
Medium shot, all friends replying
Side on shot, trigger talking to frank
Over shoulder shot, frank replying
Side on shot both boys talking
Over shoulder shot Pam and Lauren looking at grant
Angled shot looking up towards Lauren
Camera pans as local gang walk past
Close up of hooded figure
Side on shot of hooded figure pushing Derek to the wall
Side on shot for their conversation
More over shoulder shots between their conversation
Side on shot for disperse
Derek: “cool g you all on that massive party ting tonight? Stihl.”
Grant: “yeah Fam don’t want the rest of you ducking out init!”
All reply: “yeah yeah we’re still on that init.”
Trigger: “ Oi Blud you picked up the draw yeah?”
Frank: “ nah man not yet I’m linking my boy in a bit stihl.”
Trigger: “safe hurry up though man I’m cattin for a zute fam.”
Grant: “ cool we’ll link outside the house at like 8 then init, girls see you girls later
yeah?” grant winks at Pam and Lauren
Lauren: “Fuck off you perve blud!”
As the friends disperse the local gang walks past and push Derek up to the wall and
pretends to start a fight with him but then all is revealed when they acknowledge him
(friends look shocked) and ask
Gang member: “ Koool Derek, you coming to this party tonight blud?”
Derek: “yeah fam, ill be there later’
Gang member: “course blud link up later fam, we gotta roll, some wasteman trying to
take man for a dickhead ting”
Derek and the gang exchange nods and good byes
Scene 3: montage of shots
Background music grime kid by Wiley
We see frank picking up the drugs, Phil and Grant are running away from the local off
license with their stolen booze, and grant is about to put a condom in his wallet but
then throws it away with a smirk.
Scene 4: The Friends meet outside the party (Trigger, Frank, Pam and Lauren are late)
Medium shot outside the party showing friends turning up late and Derek talking
Medium close up grant standing before phil as they reply to Derek.
Close up of franks hand taking out drugs, tilt to his face as he talks
Side on shot medium close up grant talking to girls
Side on confrontation of pam and Lauren between grant shot snaps from face to face.
Tilt shot of pam on phone to police she is on her knees on the floor.
We hear the police reply on the phone but we don’t see them.
Shot looking down onto Derek, reaction shot on his face, see hands holding the
Grant kneeling down next to him crying supporting his friends medium close up of
Medium shot of phill looking for the ambulance
Shot of Derek dying on the floor swiches from over head shot to side on the floor,
screen fades to black
Derek: “ehy where you lot been blad?! This party ting started ages ago blud I been
waiting here for time! Thought you lot ducked out fam”
Grant : “shut up dickhead”
Phill: “were here now init!”
Frank: “Yo I got the draw fam lets roll deep”
Grant: “alright girls, looking fine tonight” – grant smirks
Pam and Lauren: “for fuck sake grant get over it you aint got a chance of getting with
my tings blud!”
Friends enter party, they’re all having a good time, all drunk and smoking franks
drugs, and then the local gang Derek met earlier arrives. Derek leaves his friends and
begins to get drawn in with the gang crowd. The gang leader notices a rival gang have
turned up to the party, they all acknowledge what’s going on and move towards the
other gang, Derek sticks with the gang, his friends try to stop him but he doesn’t
listen. A massive fight breaks out between the two gangs, the gang leader hands
Derek a knife, Derek nods at him showing he knows what he wants him to do, as
Derek moves off he is followed by a rival gang member also with a knife. People are
running screaming in all different directions, finally an ear piercing cry is heard and
the party clears and we see Derek lying on the floor holding his stomach, knife lying
beside him, the gang he thought he trusted, the gang he begged acceptance from had
left him. His friends turn up all tearful. Grant and Phil are either side of Derek trying
to stop the bleeding, Pam and Lauren are crying, Pam calls the police
Pam: “hello?! Please help our friend has been stabbed!”
Officer on phone: “ok m’am please try to calm down and tell me where you are?”
Pam: “erm I . . . we’re outside the daylight inn pub please hurry! He’s dying blud!”
Derek: “shit man shit man I’m gonna die! I don’t wanna die man!”
Grant: “fam you gonna be fine blud trust the ambulance is on the way fam just hold
Phil: “where the fuck is this ambulance fam!?”
Pam: “they’re on the way just stop the bleeding!”
Derek: “shit man, I’m done blud”
Shot fades to black sad music rolls in Derek is dead.
We hear knocks on the door, the rival gang member who stabbed Derek is who the
police is after, he looks around too see if there is a window or any way he can escape
but there is no option he is two floors up he will break his leg if he tries to jump out
We open to a shot of a door, point of view shot.
We hear the police knocking on the door but we don’t see them, the camera pans and
tilts around the room, moving around the room, still acting as a point of view shot, the
aim of the shot is to act as the persons eyes looking for an escape route out of the
room. There is none.
Police: “don’t try to run sir we have the building surrounded!”
Rival gang member: “fuck this is it”
Screen cuts to black music starts (eminem 8mile)