Welcome to the blog of Rasam Production's Rob Shaw (The Producer), charting the evolution of the opening to the new feature film "Wrenched", jointly produced with Sam Pollock (The Director) and Asa Newmarch (The Cinematographer). Here is a link to our final cut! There are various short videos and vod/podcasts right here on this blog! Enjoy, and please feel free to comment/add suggestions! Remember there are links lists on the side of this blog to make it easier to navigate to useful posts!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

ALL - Sample Opening - April Fools Day

April Fools Day (Fred Walton, 1986)
Budget: $5m
USBO: $12.5m

  • Set in present day
  • Hand held camera signifies home movie
  • Worn out tape (signified by black lines across the image and black and white)
  • Old 80's clothes to anchor time period
  • People are at a pier with yahts/boats, this signifies wealth. Upper/middle class
  • Sexually active, talking about having sex so they need to be punished
  • Scream queen, blonde, sexually active, signifies she is to be killed later on
  • Final girl finds a jack in the box
  • More flashbacks signified by special effects

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