Proposal for film


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Proposal for film

  2. 2. BriefWe have been asked to produce a thriller title and opening sequence. Our chosen audience isthat of eighteen, due to the fact that we explore the importance of self sacrifice.Initial thinkingResearch findingsA thriller provides the sudden rush of emotions, excitement, sense of suspense andexhilaration that drive the narrative, sometimes subtly with peaks and lulls, sometimes at aconstant, breakneck pace thrills. In this genre, the objective is to deliver a story withsustained tension, surprise, and a constant sense of impending doom. It keeps the audiencecliff-hanging at the "edge of their seats" as the plot builds towards a climax. Thrillers tend tobe fast-moving, psychological and threatening, and they will have chase scenes, and at timesinvolve larger-scale villainy such as espionage, terrorism and conspiracy, alongside action.Thrillers may be defined by the primary mood that they elicit: fearful excitement. In short, ifit "thrills", it is a thriller. As the introduction to a major anthology explains: ...Thrillers provide such a rich literary feast. There are all kinds. The legal thriller,“ spy thriller, action-adventure thriller, medical thriller, police thriller, romantic thriller, historical thriller, political thriller, religious thriller, high-tech thriller, military thriller. The list goes on and on, with new variations constantly being invented. In fact, this openness to expansion is one of the genres most enduring characteristics. But what gives the variety of thrillers a common ground is the intensity of emotions they create, particularly those of apprehension and exhilaration, of excitement and breathlessness, all designed to generate that all- important thrill. By definition, if a thriller doesnt thrill, its not doing its job. ” —James Patterson, June 2006, "Introduction," ThrillerSupernatural thriller: In which the film brings in an otherworldly element mixed withtension, suspense and plot twists. Sometimes the hero and/or villain have some psychicability. Examples include, Lady in the Water, Fallen, Frequency, Knowing, In Dreams,Flatliners, Jacobs Ladder, The Skeleton Key, What Lies Beneath, Unbreakable, The Gift andThe Dead Zone.Our target audience will be from eighteen and onwards and those who wish to escape fromregular day to day life through being thrilled to the core. The supernatural has always been agenre that most people can best relate to as it is a direct link to the human imagination.In conclusion to all that has been mentioned above, we believe that we have successfullyportrayed all of said convention to create truly enigmatic film opening. 2
  3. 3. Initial ideasPerson 1Focusing on our ABC and XYZ research, my idea was to explore the great and terriblelegend of Pandora and the terrible box of sins. I have taken all of these previousrepresentations of this legend. My group and I have chosen to have a box and a girl whom isto open it. Yet inside we believed that a sacrifice would prove to be the most dramaticelement of our film.Person 2Inspired by the fact that our audience liked XYZ, my idea involved the usage of candles,since they create atmosphere. The paraphernalia around the box scene is the mise-en-scenethat we have invested into to make the thing which we wish to portray. Meanwhile the actresswho we have selected has been based on her overall camera image.Final idea• Years ago- in a Christian village girls, were burned at the stake for believing in the devil. They took their possessions and placed them in a box in a cave in the woods, which was cursed by the evil. The girls who were burned were not believers but girls who tried to warn the villages of evil. The devil would entice them with sweet music, to get them to open the box so hell could be unleashed and the only way to stop the terror on the town would be to sacrifice the one who opened it.• Years later, a girl runs from school into the woods as she gets bullied, comes across the cave and seeks the box. In curiosity she opens it and history repeats itself bringing every ones worst fears to life with a vengeance. The girl goes on a quest to find out how to stop the force of evil and realises the only way is through the sacrifice of the one who opened it- herself.We have chosen to develop our initial idea since it was something that we were all able toagree on. The opening sequence it what we believe to create enough enigmas so that ouraudience will want to know more.Production Team RolesPlanning:Producer: Mercedes GalindoDirector: Saskia CallisteConstruction:Cinematographers: 3
  4. 4. 1. Julian 2. EmilEditors 1. Saskia 2. Mercedes 3. Emil 4. Zubeida 5. Julian 4