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Synopsis & Development

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Synopsis & Development

  1. 1. SYNOPSIS
  2. 2. The trailer opens with Haygate council estate on a normal day. After this wesee various newspapers stating that the estate was wiped out due to adeadly virus. One of which states there had allegedly been sightings ofmysterious activity and what looked like creatures, spotted, despite theestate being abandoned and of limits. After this the down trodden area isshown!Then enter two teenagers (Sasha and Carter). We see the two walking on acausal day out towards the estate. As they come across it they wonder whatit would be like to go in. Curious and after much contemplation, the twodecide to enter. After a while of exploring Sasha feels she is being watchedand uneasy and before she realises, Carter disappears! After a frantic searchshe thinks she has spotted him, but has she really? As she walks closer tohim she does not see Carter but what appears to be a zombie! All of asudden he sprints after her, clearly not in his normal state of mind…The trailer ends with Sasha trying to escape. But can she …?
  3. 3. SYNOPSISDEVELOPMENT
  4. 4. The trailer opens with Haygate council estate on a normal day. Thenenter two teenagers (Sasha and Carter). We see the two walking on acausal day out towards the estate. After this we see variousnewspapers stating that the estate was wiped out due to a deadlyvirus and then the abandoned estate is shown. As they come across itthey wonder what it would be like to go in. Curious and after muchcontemplation, Carter decides to go in by herself. After a while ofwaiting for Carter, Sasha feels she is being watched and uneasy. After afrantic search for her friend she spots her laying on the floor, but hasshe really? As she rushes to aid Carter she notices her appearance haschanged and there is still no sign of life! All of a sudden Carter wakesup and tries to attack her, clearly not in a normal state of mind…Can Sasha escape?
  5. 5. Why and how I developed my storyI felt that for a one minute trailer my developed story line would be more interesting as it couldbe told faster whilst having a range exciting elements in it. For example, in my first draft I wasgoing to show a range of newspapers and headlines. I felt that it would be more effective toshow one main headline that the audience could read quickly and understand. I also felt thesecond draft of my synopsis built up more suspense as it went on. For example I felt it builtmore suspense and mystery by Sasha finding Carter on the floor.SettingWhen viewing the location before filming commenced, I felt more could be made of thesurroundings, so changed the story slightly.Audience feedbackI “pitched” my story to a group of young people. They expressed what they liked about the storyand what they thought could improve it. I took note of the feedback and used it to redraft myfinal story.CharactersMy group decided to change Carters character to a girl as prior to filming our male actor provedunreliable. When practising we found that the two female actors had more of connection.Having two females could also symbolise contrasting personalities of females. One whichconforms to the conventional female role in a movie and the other, taking a more dominant rolethat may not be seen as conventional. The female audience could relate to these differingcharacters and it also works in favour of creating the “male gaze”.

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