Saturday, 28 April 2012

Evaluation 5

Evaluation 6

Evaluation Question 4

Monday, 23 April 2012

Our finished product!

After much hard work here it is!!

Evaluation Question 3

Evaluation Question 2

   In our opening sequence I feel that we are aiming our film at young adults, the ways in which the characters are portrayed in the sequence are not in any particular way. Although not what we are trying to achieve on purpose, hopefully the audience sees the main character Dhylan Patel as positive, although this is so, we want the audience to also see that Dhylan is powerless to the fact that he’s lost his friend. The camera angles used when in the cemetery scene help portray Dhylan as helpless standing over the grave. Often films aimed at young adults are those which consist of themes such as rebellion, conflict with parents, first love etc. but our film isnt your everyday "teen" movie which consists of these themes we felt it'd too cliche to do so us making this psychological thriller was a huge task as it the genre would most often star adult actors and as our only starred young male actors there was the huge risk of not being taken seriously.


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Evaluation Question 1

1.     Many thriller films will tend to focus on the plot rather than character. However, the plot will reverse it so that the film shows the issues surrounding the character. Psychological thriller films concentrate on a protagonist’s mental state of being. Often there is conflict which arises, either between two or more characters, in our case it’s the two main characters (Dhylan Patel & Tyler Johnson) that are in conflict but obliviously to one another as Tyler is a ghost following his friend Dhylan who doesn’t see him in the opening. Other sub-genres (i.e. action-thrillers), tend to focus on the physical conflict between two or more characters. Yet in psychological thriller films, the battle is fought through a condition of the mind.
we got the idea of a montage from the opening of the film "The Proposition" (2005, John Hillcoat) 

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Preview We showed some of our classmates our opening sequence, although at first we received an immature response as expected but with little help from our teacher we got them to give us constructive feedback on film after they had watched our opening sequence. These videos will be uploaded shortly.

Saturday, 14 April 2012


Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2002)

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After watching “Shifty” I felt to watch more British crime based films as I got addicted to “Shifty”.   I found the film “Snatch”  to watch which is about a bunch of people which consisted of illegal boxing promoters, jewelers, travelling fighters and thieves hence the title all chasing a stolen diamond. The film had an all-star cast with Brad Pitt with a great performance playing a traveler, Vinnie Jones who was playing the muscle man who was called in to help find the diamond and Jason Statham who played a boxing trainer.

Overall I thought the film was well scripted to suit a British audience with all its humor and performances.    

Tuesday, 10 April 2012


Shifty (Eran Creevy, 2009)


After much mentions in class by our teacher I decided to go on watch “Shifty” as I went on to see the film I noticed that it was not so much of a story in a traditional sense, more of a day in the life of type of tale and in this case it’s through a drug dealer’s eyes. Whilst this is true in terms of the storyline, perhaps the true underlying meaning of the film is about relationships of all kind, family & friendships etc. I loved the “British-ness” about the film with great performances from Riz Ahmed and Nitin Ganatra who played brothers, there’s a scene where I thought “this is typical England” when both brothers started arguing in their native language which I thought was brilliant.

Monday, 2 April 2012



We showed some of our classmates our opening sequence, although at first we received an immature response as expected but with little help from our teacher we got them to give us constructive feedback on film after they had watched our opening sequence.

Monday, 26 March 2012



After much contemplating we decided that we should not include the final segment to our opening sequence which was the scene where Dhylan sees Tyler at the station across the platform, we felt that not including this will leave the audience wanting for more as there’s hardly anything that is clear enough for the audience to make assumptions on. Also we were short on time so we used what little time we had on editing our final piece.

Saturday, 24 March 2012


After completing most of the editing we face the issue of finding a suitable soundtrack for our opening sequence, our teacher suggested we have something like the scene 'Winkies Dream' from Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001) which had a certain tone to it which made the scene feel as if it were a dream or of its sort.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Beginning Evaluation

Today our teacher had showed us ways in which to evaluate our opening sequences. with not much time left we are rushed to finish, hopefully all will be done before deadline day.

Monday, 20 February 2012


We went filming today at one of our chosen loctions, today it was Wandsworth common station. the scene we was filming was the one where we have the two main characters at the station and Dhylan begins to see the ghost of Tyler but isn't sure whether what he is seeing is true or just a trickery of the eye

Monday, 23 January 2012


In this picture we have shahrukh's character (Dhylan patel) who is dressed in formal clothes as he's paying his respect to Tyler Johnson (Ainsley's character) who was his best friend

Thursday, 19 January 2012


here we have Ainsley's character (Tyler Johnson) in his costume which he'll be wearing throughout the sequence as he is playing a ghost. this was taken at streatham cemetry after we filmed a few scenes of our opening sequence.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Colombiana (Luc Besson, 2011)

In Colombia, feisty 9-year-old Cataleya (Stenberg) witnesses her parents'  murder of by henchman of the drug kingpin Luis (Benites). Years layer (now Saldana) she's in Chicago, where she's been raised by her uncle (Curtis) to be a stealthy assassin. Now she's trying to draw Luis out of protective CIA custody by leaving clues at each murder scene. And it seems to be working. With an FBI agent (James) on her trail and a boyfriend (Vartan) who knows nothing, she's playing a dangerous game.
With references to Scarface, director Megaton uses fantastic camerawork, editing and sound, hyping up each situation into an compilation of explosive carnage. He can't seem to decide if Cataleya is Catwoman or part of the Impossible Mission Force.

RED (Robert Schwentke, 2010)

A group of former government assassins fights back against the CIA after they're targeted for knowing too much in this adaptation of Warren Ellis' acclaimed DC Comics graphic novels. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) used to be a hired gun for the CIA. Along with Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich), and Victoria (Helen Mirren), Frank's specialty was carrying out contracts that the government didn't want the public to know about. These days, Frank and his old gang are all retired, but the  the powers that be are still concerned that they know too much, and dispatch a team of top assassins to ensure their silence. Now, Frank and his former team members realize that their only hope for survival is to break into CIA headquarters and expose the truth. But once they're in, the group uncovers evidence of a massive cover-up that promises to rock the very foundation of our government.

Enter The Dragon (Robert Clouse, 1973)

One of the most popular kung fu films ever, and perhaps the peak of the famed Bruce Lee's career, Enter the Dragon achieved success by presenting a series of superbly staged fighting sequences with a minimum of distractions. The story finds Lee as a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for his sister's death. This evil villain operates from a fortified island manned by a team of crack martial artists, who also host a kung fu competition, Lee uses his skills to enter the contest and then tries to chop, kick, and otherwise fight his way into the dealer's headquarter

The Devil's Double (Lee Tamahori, 2011)

Lee Tamahori's "The Devil's Double" is based on the experiences of Latif Yahia, who was groomed as Uday's double. In this role, he survived no less than a dozen assassination attempts. The movie portrays him as an Iraqi soldier forced to take the job after beatings and threats to his family; he is seen throughout as a respectable figure with contempt for Uday and a good deal of courage in standing up to him.
It is impossible to observe Cooper's performance as Uday without being reminded of Al Pacino in "Scarface" (1983