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Synopsis - working tittle - Axe to grind

Creative Film Productions 驶Axe to Grind始 Danni Gisbourne Georgia Entrican Grace Pickard Tom Arch


Synopsis - working tittle - Axe to grind

Axe to grind As the rain weeps down the frozen widows of the coffee shops in oxford. There sits a shadow looking for his next slice of retribution. Waiting for that innocence to walk past, for him to grind his axe on. His actions will tip the scales on life as you know it. His preparation is immaculate, his execution is better. Do you want to see his malaise over his next mark, have the experience to explore the mentally estrange thoughts of your nightmares. To have no

clue as to why the torture is set upon you? Foundation Portfolio 1) Our group consist of; Danni Gisbourne, Georgia Entrican, Grace Pickard and Tom Arch 2) The genre which we have chosen to film in is horror, the films which we have watched the openings of to support this genre are; Strangers, Creep, What lies beneath and the The hills have eyes. 3) our plot information; Characters in our movie; • Grace - Girl in Bath • Man in blacked out shadow • gloved hand Mise-en-scene; Girl in bath • girl in bath has her hair up, in a scruffy ponytail • she is covered by bubbles • she has dark make-up on • the towel is white Man in shadows • black long sleeve top • black trousers • black gloves • long single bladed kitchen knife Props; • record player • towel • kitchen knife • record player • candles • glass of wine Plot of our movie two min opening; • black and fuzzing screen • white noise during black screen


Synopsis - working tittle - Axe to grind

• jump cut to • A girl is sitting in a bath, with a glass of wine, candles and listening to a record player, playing mellow sounds there is diegetic sound of the radio. • close up of the tap dripping. • jump cut to • black and fuzzing screen • white noise during black screen • jump cut to • A dark shadow comes up the stairs, • creepy music starts, he gets half way up stairs, • jump cut to • girl in bath, he record player stops working, she hits it and it starts working again. • jump cut to • black and fuzzing screen • white noise during black screen • jump cut to • man walking up the stairs agin, • creepy music stops • he turns and glances at the girl in the bath through the mirror • jump cut to • girl sitting in bath again, the song stop on he record player. he hits it, it doesn't work • you see in the back ground the blacked out mans shadow entering the bathroom. • he reaches for her with a black gloved hand holding a knife, as he goes to cuts her throat . • she feels a rush of air and the record falls off the player, and makes that funny record falling noise. • she jumps and realizes there is someone behind her • she grabs a towel and runs out the door, the shadowed man follows her • she gets to the landing of the stairs • jump cut to • black and fuzzing screen • white noise during black screen • jump cut to she stops • she panics, she cant see him, • another gloved hand reaches and drags her by her mouth • jump cut to • black and fuzzing screen • white noise during black screen • jump cut to • the screen blacks out • the creepy music starts agin • the titles drip in red onto the screen. Out line narrative for the whole film; what is the film about; Our film is about a boy who was beaten my his mother, he then gets put into care when he was younger. he then beat his girl friends and killed one of them. he got taken into a siceactrac ward. when he gets let out, he goes to a coffee shop and finds women, he then stalks them with out them knowing, he makes small perfect modals of them, he weights till he knows there alone and he goes and kills them. and levels the miniature model of them at the killings he then takes a souvenir of each kill, in return he collects hundreds. he gets caught and chased by the police, he goes to a harbor and dives into the water, the search


Synopsis - working tittle - Axe to grind

for him and canʼt find him, they think he is dead. then white noise and he is sitting in the coffee shop again. The beginning of our film is an example of one of his murders. its a mystery at the beginning, but the reason for the murders unfolds nearer the end. The story is set in london, and the harbor is in the thames. Its unique selling point is that its about a man who is psychologically unstable, and the murders are random.

Filming Plan Setting: Graces house a bath is there, with a record player on the table by the side, a glass of wine is there. with red and white tea lights on the floor. Start titles; 1. a fuzzy water colored blur is shown, it zooms out and into focus, you see a bath with water in, from a birds eye view. In the water fades in beginning titles, they appear to be under the water and are a blueish color. they say; “A Creative films production ” that will fade, then “Directed by DGTG production” will appear. that will fade then “Axe To Grind” will appear in red. then that title will stay for 15 seconds until we zoom out more and you see a hand come into shoot, the hand drags through the water, in a testing the temperature sort of way. Filming plan; 2. then the shot is taken from out side the window of the bathroom. looking up, you see a girls putting her hair up and then un pinning her towel. 3. this shot is from in the bath room and it is of feet standing by the bath, you see a towel drop on the floor, then in the same camera angle the girl climes into bath. 4. the screen goes all fuzzy and its screeches, like when your tuning a tv and when a record player pin starts. 5. the next scene is a cross cut, and it shows a man, blacked out, out side the front door looking up at the girl climbing into the bath. 6. you then see the black figure of the man, from behind walking up to the door. 7. zoom in on him opening the door handle 8. zoom out and see him walk in and close the door. 9. the screen goes all fuzzy and its screeches, like when your tuning a tv and when a record player pin starts. 10. cross cut. You see a shot of the bath from a straight on angle. The girl is sitting in the bath covered in bubbles. she has a glass of wine on the side of the bath, along with a record player on the table by the bath, she takes a sip of wine, then leans over to put the record player on 11. the screen goes all fuzzy and its screeches, like when your tuning a tv and when a record player pin starts. 12. We see the black figure walking to the stairs, from a side on view. we then see from behind a view of him creeping up the stairs. 13. then a shot from the banisters shows him from behind, again but on a higher level, film until he gets to the top of the stairs.


Synopsis - working tittle - Axe to grind

14. the screen goes all fuzzy and its screeches, like when your tuning a tv and when a record player pin starts. 15. the girl is in the bath, shot from straight on showing the door in the shot. the record player stops and its all silent, he taps it and it starts again. 16. the screen goes all fuzzy and its screeches, like when your tuning a tv and when a record player pin starts. 17. we then see the black figure walking across the landing towards the doors of the bathroom. shot from side on. as he gets to the doors he looks through the glass. 18. a shot is shown of the girl in the bath but this tim you can see the mans face through the glass. the door then opens and the record player slips of so the girl leans forwards and she feels something behind her. she freezes. all shot from front on 19. the man has a knife in his hands and as lowers it to her neck. she whips round. shot from a diagonal. she scrabbles out the bath, and pulls her towel up, she backs towards the window. 20. the black figure advances, she runs towards the door 21. the shot then changes so she is running towards the camera. 22. as she gets to the middle stair landing. she freezes. 23. the camera pans around, you can hear her heavy breathing. the black figure is no where to be seen 24. she stops, the camera zooms in on her eyes, 25. then in slowly zooms out so her head and shoulders are in shot, 26. a hand gloved in leather appears in shot, raps around her face and pulls her off. 27. you then see white bath tiles, and the girls head in the corner of the shot, blood runs down the tiles, and says “Axe to Grind” “coming to a cinema near you June 2009” 28. the screen goes all fuzzy and its screeches, like when your tuning a tv and when a record player pin starts. 29. END!! Costume + Characters Girl - Grace - Bikini , long red towel Man - Tom - black hooded out fit. Props we need • record player • towel • kitchen knife • candles • glass of wine + holder Equipment camera tripod Filming schedule; Tuesday - 27th - Outside shots (2,5,7,8,3,10,12,13) Tuesday - 3rd (15- 26)


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