Real Life Drama“A real life drama incorporatesdramatic elements into biographical I carried out research into this genre and two filmsfilm. These films differ from Historical in particular became apparent to me. They bothand ‘based in truth’ film because they focus on real life events that can happen tospecifically chronicle the life of a anyone and they carry similar themes to my film.person or a group of people. Biographyfilms attempt to show comprehensiveand an accurate picture of the specificsubject, thus they tend to be seriousand intense.”I have chosen this genre as it is one of myfavourite film genres and I personally believe thatit will be the easiest to make with the facilitiesthat are available to me. Also by choosing agenre that is familiar to me, I will be able torecreate ideas that I have seen from other filmswith similar genres.
Plot• Autumn – Main Character.• A kind, intelligent, fashionable, outgoing and bubbly girl who has just turned 18.• The film will be set on her 18th Birthday.• She receives a birthday card, signed ‘mum’ – soon to realise this is her real mum and she was adopted at a young age. Which was kept from her by her adoptive parents.• In order to keep in with the theme of the film, this will be the dramatic event that is set in a real life situation. It will only focus on Autumn as I want it to be from her perspective – linking to the theme of biographical film.• Autumn will go in search of her mum, travelling to different cities, contacting different people regarding the location of her real mum.• She will visit the care home where she stayed when she was younger and meets friends she was unaware she had.
Plot• She meets a guy – Chris, who was in care with her when she was younger, from here they begin to spend a lot of time together and start to fall for each other.• Chris offers to help Autumn find her real mum, he offers to travel with her and keep her safe.• Autumn breaks into the office of the care home and finds the address of her real mum – the same day her and Chris set off in search.• I hope to show the travelling scenes through flashes, keeping them as vague as possible as I don’t not want to give to much of the story away.• I plan to end the trailer on a cliff-hanger, where it is Autumn’s 18th Birthday party – and the question will be whether her real mum shows or not.
Setting• The film will be set on a secluded farm, where Autumn has grown up with her adoptive family. It will be set during the months of Autumn as she was named after the season due to being born in the middle of November. During the film, she will reflect the season to show the link to the audience. The film will carry a strong theme of Autumn as I want everything to work well together. Therefore both my movie poster and magazine front cover will include images from my chosen location where only my main character will appear.
Target Audience• My target audience for my film will most likely be young adults between the ages of 16-25. I think because of the theme of the film it will most appeal to females, as it will includes romantic drama sections as well as heart-warming storyline that I believe girls would most likely be interested in.• Also from the research I carried out (questionnaire) this showed me that girls are most interested in this kind of films in comparison to other film genres.
Rating• The BBFC states that: • I would rate my film 12 due to the content I want to include being suitable for anyone over the age of 12. It will not include any disturbing scenes that would be seen as unsuitable for the age group nor will it include any swearing or sexual content of any kind. It will however include dramatic real life events, but I believe it will be suitable for viewers as young as 12 to view. • By rating my film as 12 this will attract a much wider audience than it would if it was a higher rating.
Production Company I decided to make a production company that carried a similar theme to my film theme. Therefore I decided to go with a leaf as my logo as well as interpreting in autumn colours. However, the image of the leaf is not yet a primary image, which I know this something I will need to make sure on my final logo. I came up with the name ‘Maple Productions’ again to carry on the same theme as the rest of my work.
Promotion• I plan to promote my film through different advertisement campaigns that appeal to my target audience. These will be advertisement ideas such as posters and magazine adverts. Alongside this I would advertise my film via the many social networking sites in which are not available, such as Facebook and Twitter, due to my target audience being the majority of the users on these sites. Also by using websites likes these, the advertisement campaigns will be seen by millions of users that my film would appeal to - attracting a large audience.• Another way I would promote my film is by using websites such as YouTube to publish my teaser trailer. This could then link back to the social networking sites as I would post links within the advertisements campaigns to allow users from my target audience to view the teaser trailer.
LocationMy chosen location is where I will film parts of the footage for my filmteaser trailer as well as the place where I will take the final pictures for mymovie poster and magazine front cover.
Characters As explained in my plot, my main characters name will be Autumn. She will feature in the majority of my teaser trailer and will be the only character to feature in the movie poster and magazine front cover. I may also include in my teaser trailer: - friends of Autumn’s - family members from adoptive family - real family members; however I aim to keep her mums identity hidden within the trailer.
Costumes- My aim is to keep the costume as realistic as possible, to link in with the theme or ‘real life drama’. Below is a few images of potential clothing ideas:
Hair and Make Up- In regards to hair and make up, I hope to have my main character in natural everyday make up, with wavy hair. Again here are some images of hair style ideas:
Movie Poster’s InspirationThis is the theme I hope to use for mymovie poster as I particularly like theway the lights are reflecting in thebackground causing a depth of fieldeffect. I like how the poster is simplisticand not much is going on within it. Ialso like how the colours all work welltogether. I hope to recreate this in anautumn environment, where thecolours of autumn are reflected both inmy character and the surroundings. Iaim to create the same effect in thebackground with the use of the sun andbeing able to make a ‘sparkle’ when thelight hits my camera.
Also linking back to the first examples I gave both of these movie posters use light in the similar ways to how I hope to use it in my movie poster. For example, ‘In pursuit to happyness’, the sun has been used in the background as a centre to the picture to show the bond between the father and his son. However in ‘My sisters keeper’ this used similar lighting the poster in the previous slide where sparkles have been created around the main image.
Movie Poster DraftThis is my first attempt at Improvementsa movie poster. Within When editing mythis I have edited the photo for my realimage slightly to make poster I will try andthe sun appear strongertherefore making the make the autumncolours of the grass and colours stand outthe leaves more vibrant. more in order to linkAlso I had a go at in to my theme.creating lettering toappear on my poster that I will also aim towouldn’t attract the make my letteringattention away from the easier to read,main image to much. Iparticularly like how my although I want tomain character is sitting keep it as subtle asin this image and I hope possible I aim toto recreate this is my make it bolder thanfinal movie poster. this.
Ideas for Magazine Front Cover• When researching, I struggled to find a magazine front cover Masthead that had similar features to what I hope to include on mine, therefore I came up with Flash a rough plan of the layout I Box hope to create on my magazine front cover. Whole Page Image• My aim is to keep my magazine front cover as simple as possible in order to draw the Flash most attention to the main Box image which I plan to take up the majority of the page. Banner
Masthead Flash Boxes and BannerPotential Names for the magazine: - To include a brief opening to articles-Premiere within the magazine, particularly the-The View main article on the new and upcoming film ‘Autumn’.-ReviewMain Image Ideas- In the main image my aim is to include a picture of my main character in one of my locations from the pictures from the earlier slide. For example, using the picture below however with my main character sitting on the fence.
Teaser Trailer Ideas• Within my teaser trailer I aim to include minimal film footage as I don’t want to give away too much of the story. I have watched many teasers trailers and from this I have gained the idea of including only flashes with music playing over the top. I will include only the important parts of the film that I believe would draw the audience in.• I will also end my trailer on a cliff hanger as I want to leave my target audience wanting more as well as not wanting to give away the ending of the film.