I have chosen to Write and Direct. I have written two scripts, one i have already chosen to make and the other to use as a back-up, this is because i feel my chosen script explores more with imagination and with the time period i have to make it, i am positive it will be finished in time of the deadline.
Quentin Tarantino being one of my favourite writers and directors, he is the inspiration for my short film. His conversations between characters being one of my favourite aspects of his work. Not only are they humorous but they give you a better insight to what the characters are really about, their personalities are more defined and their intentions become more self explanatory. I have mostly been looking at his films ‘Death Proof’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’ as research and inspiration while writing my film.
The story follows three young women and their baseball bat, Betty, as they research rich men or relatives of a fortune, manipulate them until they can rob them personally and of their household goods. However when the new member of the team is given the responsibility to research the new victim using the new craze Facebook, things suddenly turn sour as the group are faced with the panic of what to do when they get caught out. This looking more into and relating to the modern day female ‘Gangster’.
I want this project to be where i can really get creative in the sense of writing my characters and visually on screen. Set in modern times with the twist of the 60’s, the world in which it is set is my own universe. To put it simply, what the universe i would like to live in. For example, my characters will have a more modern 60’s style, with their clothing, hair and make-up and car etc, while they take out their mobile phones and use modern language and references. I want the audience to ask the question, when is this film set?
Putting finishing touches on script
Option between 2 vintage cars to use
3 Actresses – Myself, Fraya Beavis, Natasha Wise
Cinematographer/Camera Man – Michael Hawthrone
Audio and Sound Designer – Rebecca Bell
Script Editor – Fraya Beavis
Shooting date – Thursday 24th March, 2016
Looking for: A male actor (one in mind)
Choosing this script, it allows me to also experiment with the comedy genre. In this instance black/dark comedy. My other script, a drama, is a lot more time consuming, with more actors, locations and a much higher budget. I plan on making this film in the summer as i have a Producer who is interested in working with me for this project. In the past i have written quite a few stories in the drama/ romance genre, so i think working on comedy is definitely a new challenge for me. I feel the the process of making this film will be a lot of fun, especially working with a crew i haven’t worked with before.
Back-up script – Film Script