Our thriller film. By Stuart, Dan and Simon. narrative. Our thriller is set in Welford Reservoir. It is based around the idea of gang members and gang wars.
Cast we will use
The reason we have selected these various cast members is because we feel that they will fit into the role of the thriller genre well. We have four people that will be acting they are Simon, Jay, Stuart and Sean
We have chosen Jay because he has previous acting experience being in various school plays. Therefore jay will be able to stay composed in front of the camera and might be able to point out faults in our acting styles. With his composure it will ad to the thriller conventions we have added.
Simon who is involved our film group is the main gang member. The reason he is playing this role is because in front of camera he is able to switch roles into gritty uk gang member. He has good body movements to suit the role of a hard-core gang leader.
Stuart has a large role to play in the film. The reason we have chosen Stuart because in previous years he has shown enthusiasm in Drama and therefore acting. He will consistently try his hardest to act in the role he is given and will continuously try new and interesting techniques to add to the film.
The crew for our production includes:
The cast; Stuart, Sean, Jay and Simon who will be acting in the two minute piece.
Production: Simon, Stuart, Dan who will edit the material recorded.
Helpers: drama for letting us borrow props such as the gun. Also family members of Dan and Stuart who will take them to Welford to film.
Camera: the filming will be done mostly by Dan, but Simon and Stuart will contribute with shots they are not featuring in.
Simon: is in all dark clothing to portray his mystery, as if he doesn’t want to stand out. The chain represents wealth and so expresses his power over the other two gang members. Also by wearing jeans instead of trackies like the other two makes him seem higher in authority and suggests that he has a greater income. Maybe from illegal activities.
Sean: is wearing a hat, to give the audience the impression that hiding his face, to stay unidentifiable through such mysterious activity. By wearing all black, suggests he is a dark, evil character which builds up tension and gives a thrill for the audience as they eagerly await what comes next.
Jamie: is wearing slightly brighter clothing than the other two to suggest that deep down he could be a better person than the other two. Maybe he’s been caught up in trouble that he doesn't want to get involved in. He has no accessories to suggest that he is in no way elaborate, and that he is just there to get the job done.
Italics = Stage directions
Bold = Non-diegetic sound
Underlined = Diegetic sound
Scene 1 - 360 degree shot of reservoir to set the scene
Scene 2 - Stuart on his phone with close up shot on his face
Scene 3 - Stuart hangs up – zoom the camera out. Slowly tense music – increasing volume
Scene 5 – Tracking shot of Stuart walking towards the gang. Music gets quicker and louder
Scene 6 – Long, POV shot - Stuart stops walking, stands still. Heavy Breathing from Stuart. Music stops.
Scene 7 - Stuart goes on phone, texting saying ‘I have done it’ – close up on phone
Scene 8 – Mid shot, close up of Stuart putting phone away – zips up jacket and walks off
We have had many ideas of what we were going to originally going to shoot before we got to the final cut that we would film. We had various ideas that we proved were too long for the opening or in fact were to difficult to film.
We have had some various ideas, originally we planned to have the same cast but instead of the theme of Stuart handing over a gun we were going to have Stuart collecting Class B drugs on behalf of his brother. We had Simon the drug dealer not originally going to give any drugs as Stuart is not of the same “class” as the gang. “He does not deserve herb of this quality as he is a little rich boy” so therefore the gang taunted and mocked Stuart until one of Simons Gang members (Jay) points out that the police have in fact spotted there illegal behaviour and were currently on their way to arrest the culprits. This immediately would end the mock and would turn serious into a range of facial expressions and panic We would end the opening of our thriller film with a policeman shouting “oii” and chasing the people responsible for buying and selling the drug.
From the original idea we would film the same opening and have the same factors but after they had mocked Stuart for being of a different social class and Simon was discreetly made aware of the policeman onto the suspicious behaviour by jay. Simon would in fact say “fine you want the package… Here” he would hand over all of the illegal Class B drug lots more then Stuart had in fact payed for and a gun as well. The gang would quickly run away after haven given the illegal substances to Stuart so they could not be traced back and followed. The scene would be left with Stuart staring down into the gun and expressions of fear, grief and isolation. He would not know whether to run, hide or give himself in and say what was happening. The film would end with the policeman shouting “oii” and Stuart turning and running away.
from these two various plots we have been able to get the story board of the final film we are going to do. The reason we have changed it from class B drugs to a gun because filming the gun will be easier. We have also chosen not to include the policeman chase because we found when timing how long each scene will be is that it will be too long with all of the shots and we would not be able to add detail in the shots. That’s how we managed to establish this new scene on our third storyboard.