Fight- Lewis Metcalfe
This short film is a representation of British youth and how they have little options in
life and so everything leads to violence, some of the characters are represented as
trying to fit into a social group, where as the main character is shown being dragged
into that social group of fighting. In the end, despite carrying a knife, the main
character throws it away and turns his back and leaves. This is representing that
violence should not always be the way.
Fight is a British based short film set on location
in North West England.
Lots of different non-diagetic sounds are used
such as music and diagetic sounds also such as
crowds cheering. Different camera techniques
are used which focus on different characters.
These are all used to attract the audience.
The target audience for this film is young boys
who are facing hard decisions about violence
and what they should do.
There is little talking in this film and the main
character is often shown on his own and
wearing black, this connotes that he is lonely.
The rest of the film is very dull with little colour,
this further connotes a dull place in which the
youths are living in.
The writer and director, Lewis Metacalfe, is
trying to show how curious teens can be swayed
into making decisions by violence. He wants to
show that you can walk away from violence.
The film gets the message across very clearly as it has the structure of an easy to
follow beginning, middle and end. The story is easy to follow with it ending with the
boy walking away from trouble. This is very effective.
The genre of this film is drama, youth and violence.
Fence- Matthew Murdoch
This short film is a representation of how children can have a hard time at a school
which they have no friends at. The main boys father does not show any sympathy
showing how parent cultures are different to youth.
Fence is a British film set on location
set in the South West of England.
The film was produced by an
independent film maker Matthew
There is little dialogue used in this
film by the main little boy. He is silent
which shows this loneliness. There
are sounds of the other school
children playing together and the
adults telling him what to do.
This film can be aimed at most age
groups. Youngsters can be shown it
so they can see different options they
have and older people can view it to
see views from a childs perspective.
The film is set on location and is
filmed in what looks to be a very
isolated place. This connotes the
child being isolated.
The film is showing what
reactions youngsters may take
when conforming to pressures of
a new environment.
The narrative follows a simple structure showing how the boy is told what to
do by his dad, then by his teacher and then makes a decision on his own
which goes against the normality in the environment.
The genre of this film is drama.
The Ends- Justin Edgar
Representation- This short film
represents British youth culture in
London and how violence is a big
problem in today’s society.
Institution- This film was shot on
location in South- East London and was
created by an independent film maker
Values- There is a lot of dialogue used
in this film which tells there story, the
dialogue lets the audience know the
different backgrounds behind the
characters which is very effective as the
audience can feel like they know a bit
more about the situation.
Audience- This film is aimed at British
youths who may think about carrying
weapons with them when they go out. It
is trying to make the audience aware of
the circumstances that could happen.
Language- The real location is used
which provides realism in the film. The
costumes used are also stereotypical of
today’s knife culture and so therefore
creates further realism.
Ideology- The ideology of this film is to
get across to young people to
encourage them not to carry knives or
guns because of the devastation that
Genre- the genre of this film is drama
because it is based upon very important
matters in today’s society and reflects a
very realist story and picture.
School of Life- Jake Polonsky
Representation- this film represents a young
British male who struggles at school due to
only having one friend. The film represents
the difficulties that the boy undergoes and
represents him as someone who just wants to
do the right thing and try and stick up for
himself along the way.
Institution- This film was produced by an
independent film maker Jake Polonsky and
was filmed in London.
Values- Dialogue is used in the play which
helps the story come across well. Different
camera techniques are also used which help
show what the characters are thinking going
by their reactions.
Audience- This film is aimed at young males
who go to a school where they may be
Language- The film is set in a real school
which immediately shows realism. The
costumes are all school uniform, this
represents that everyone three is equal,
however the bully is dressed looking rough
with top button undone, where as the main
character is looking well presented.
Ideology- The film maker in this video is trying
to portray the ideas that you should stick up
for yourself in school, even if the teachers
shut the door in your face and refuse to help.
Narrative- the film is very simple with a clear
beginning and ending. The easy to follow to
structure is good as it keeps it easy for the
young audience and so they can relate easier
and will not become bored.
Genre- The genre of this film is drama, it is an
important genre as the film covers bullying
and being neglected and I believe that this
has all been shown very well.