Set in a post-revolution Britain, with no internet, no national grid and no government. Two characters aged 16/17 venture into a chaotic, volatile town in search of supplies for their outside community. They face multiple obstacles whilst on their journey and the right decisouns must be made.
Mise en scene in video
scene 1- in a caravan in a field way out of town, in this scene there will be lee cooking his brother some food at home. i chose this this setting as it is meant to be an apocalyptic era so i chose a caravan as it would be what people would live in as all the town are dangerous and over populated
scene 2- in a field which a large shipping container to show it is urban and apocalyptic. this is where lee meets up Hendrix and they talk about the lack of supplies. I chose this setting as it suits the era of time.
scene 3- there are two separate location one inside the caravan showing lee packing to go and get supplies and one by the container where Hendrix is getting supplies. i chose these settings as its showing both characters where they live and showing what their getting.
scene 4- the next setting is in Trevaylor woods as they are making there way to town but they are far from town so this shows them making their way. i decided to use this location as it shows they are on their way somewhere and shows that it is away from the town centre.
scene 5- lee and hendrix go to an abandoned building where there is said to be insulin and medicine, abandoned as the person who lives there is crazy and it is a suitable place for him to hideout.
scene 6- arrive at the dealership place to trade, this is in a dark room with a small light creating enough light to see the ‘dealer’, i chose to have this in a dark room as the character is quite a shady guy so it would be suitable for someone of his type to be in a room which is dark and ‘spooky’
scene 7- return back to camp throuhgh forest with supplies and carry on with their lives
News montage (sets the scene)
Lee is in his caravan making tinned food for his younger brother, he notices that there is a lack of food, lee goes to speak to Hendrix and finds him selling some of his homemade moonshine to a small group of people.
lee and Hendrix voice each others concerns about the lack of food. They question someone in charge at the camp about what is going on. They are told that it is none of their business.
They decide to take matters I into their own hands
Hendrix is shown taking a cricket bat and a bag of supplies for a journey. Lee is shown considering whether to take the knife or not (option) and lee also takes supplies.
Lee and Hendrix leave camp early in the morning.
Lee and Hendrix are debating each others views – the lack of technology as they stroll through the forest.
They come across a fire pit in a clearing with a bag next to it. The bags owner is taking a piss 10 meters away
Lee runs and grabs the bag but is spotted. The guy grabs him but Hendrix gets out the cricket bat and warns him off
Alternative step 8
They walk past the guy and ask for no trouble but the guy gets defensive and pulls out a knife. Lee and Hendrix run off.
Lee and Hendrix emerge from the forest and head in to town.
Hendrix mentions his interests to barter moonshine.
Taking cover in an alley, they debate whether to go to an abandoned hospital or down town to find a source of food.
They break into the hospital; they find a supply of insulin. Its owner appears and attacks them, if lee took the knife he stabs him and they leave. If he doesn’t then they fight for a while. And make it out. Hendrix also finds surgical spirits.
Alternative step 11
In an abandoned building lee and Hendrix search around. They find a supply of food as well as the owner, a fight takes place, (if lee took the knife he uses it if not then he gets beaten up. Meaning they leave with all the supplies or not as many.
Hendrix and lee make their way to the dealership. They cross a field and are almost there. When suddenly the bloke they encountered in the woods appears with a gang. Hendrix goads them in to a chase.
They make their way to the dealership. Once inside Hendrix trades moonshine for food, cigarettes. The dealer spots the insulin and offers a working ipod/ iphone. (option)
They make for the camp through cover of darkness. Their hiding in trees hearing voices of the gang on their back. Cut to black
They stroll back into camp the two boys are shaken by the days events
Step 16 gets to his caravan. He gives his brother the food. Hendrix is smoking, looking at his ‘stock’.
INT – CARAVAN – DAY
LEE is opening some tinned food for his younger brother, TOM. TOM is drawing, he looks distant.
Are you alright, mate?
His brother looks at the food put in front of him.
Aren’t you having any?
Nah it’s alright, not hungry.
I don’t like it.
Well you’re going to have to like it aren’t you.
No, I’m sorry bro, you shouldn’t have to live off spam.
LEE exits the caravan to find his friend Hendrix.
EXT – CAMP – DAY
HENDRIX is crouched in a circle of youths, trying to sell moonshine.
Look, how else are you expecting to get smashed tomorrow?
Exactly! So I think it would be wise to buy from me now whilst you still can.
How much for one bottle?
One bottle of the finest will cost you –
LEE approaches the group.
Oi Hendrix ya wanker.
Don’t speak like that around my customers
Customer is it? Oh no what you peddlin’ today
I’m buying his vodka stuff
Oh it is far from vodi my love, tastes like bloody piss.
Still put you on your arse though.
Can I have a word, boy?
Course, hold that thought guys.
LEE and HENDRIX walk a few metres away out of earshot.
Are you alright?
Yeah I’m fine but I am fucking starving. And so is my brother. But him more than me, he’s pretty thin, man.
Aren’t we all.
So am I, everyone’s got fuck all to trade with me.
HENDRIX there are more important things in life than moonshine and ciggy’s.
Not to me.
EXT – TREVAYLOR WOODS – DAY
HENDRIX AND LEE ARE STROLLING THROUGH THE FOREST.
I’ll tell you what I miss mate, Game of Thrones. Game of fucking Thrones. Never finished it and never will. That’s one fact I’ll never get over.
No iPhone innit, can’t watch porn anymore. That’s what I aint getting over.
HENDRIX lights up a straight.
Pinch a cig?
What you got to offer?
Don’t be a dick.
HENDRIX hands him a straight.
Cheers for coming with me on this one though. I’ll make it worth your while somehow.
Nah don’t worry about that.
No honestly I will.
No, I mean don’t worry about making it worth my while, it already is.
I know a fella who’ll trade anything. Once we’ve bagged as much shit as you need then I’m taking a small detour to his place, that alright?
LEE spots a man urinating against a bush, his bag a few metres away.
Oi check out bossman over there.
They take cover behind a tree.
I remember him. Prick.
I say we jump him.
Fuck that, I guarantee you he’s got a blade.
And you’ve got a cricket bat, what the fuck does it matter! Listen, I’ll just grab it and we go. Simple as that.
One guy with one bag, I don’t reckon he’s got a great deal to offer mate. Let’s just go about our business.
Can’t hurt to try though.
If you think it’s worth it.
CHOICE: STEAL or DON’T STEAL
STEAL: LEE runs to the bag and grabs it, but is spotted in the process.
Oi, get away from my shit!
LEE is tackled to the ground.
LEE and the man are scuffling on the ground. HENDRIX selfishly finishes his straight before running over and hitting him over the head with the bat. They take the bag and go.
DON’T STEAL: LEE and Hendrix walk past him.
Who the fuck are you?
We’re not looking for any trouble mate.
I’m not your mate.
Calm it hunny.
You taking the piss? I will fuck you up.
He takes out a knife.
And he’s got a knife. What did I say.
EXT – TREVAYLOR – DAY
LEE and HENDRIX emerge from the woods and are about to head into town. HENDRIX takes a sip from his hip flask.
Damn right, bit of liquid courage will do us some good my boy.
Yeah why not.
They head in the direction of town.
EXT – TOWN – DAY
LEE and HENDRIX are taking cover in an alley.
I say we go up hospital.
Can’t imagine much food being there. I reckon we go down town.
Either way we’re gonna have lean pickings.
Have some optimism.
Gone are they days for fuckin optimism.
CHOICE: DOWN TOWN or HOSPITAL
HOSPITAL: They break into the hospital through a window.
This is sketchy.
They search round. LEE comes across a supply of insulin.
This is insulin; bare people are diabetic at camp.
Mate I’m hoping for some morphine.
HENDRIX finds a bottle of surgical spirits.
What is it?
You got my hopes up then. Fuckin hell Hendrix you’re an alcoholic.
A door opens with a loud bang. A man living in the hospital goes to HENDRIX and LEE who are intruding on his home.
He punches HENDRIX then grabs him by the neck and starts strangling him.
KNIFE: LEE pulls out the knife and stabs the man. They both get out quickly.
NO KNIFE: LEE knees the man in the head and he comes off HENDRIX. They both lay into him on the ground then realise the extent of their violence and leave quickly.
DOWN TOWN ABANDONED BUILDING:
They find a sleeping bag and supplies.
Someone lives here.
LEE does not hesitate to grab as much food as he can.
Oi Lee someone’s coming.
The owner of the stash attacks LEE.
If LEE took the knife then he stabs him and proceeds to bag the supplies.
If LEE didn’t take the knife then he is hurt badly until HENDRIX steps in and hits him over the head with his cricket bat.
EXT – FIELD – EVENING
I am pumping G.
I know man, that was nuts.
The man they encountered in the woods ealier appears across the field. He is in a very large gang.
There they are boys!
Let’s get the fuck out of here Lee.
We could take a few of them!
You’re mad, let’s go you prick.
The gang are approaching them.
Come on then!
LEE’S bravado excites HENDRIX, who joins in.
Yeah you! Come get it you cunts!
LEE and HENDRIX both start goading the gang with taunts and gestures.
Let’s get em’ lads!
The gang start running across to HENDRIX and Lee, who both bolt it into the cover of trees.
INT – DEALERSHIP – NIGHT
HENDRIX and LEE enter.
HENDRIX Yo man.
What can I do for ya?
You got ciggy’s? Tobacco?
I’ve got a fresh batch brewed just for you.
Do ya now?
We need food as well.
How about eight bottles of your home-brew for 10 packs of straights?
That’s what I like to hear
HENDRIX and the DEALER conduct their business.
The DEALER spots insulin/food in LEE’S bag.
I’ll take that off your hands boy.
Nah you’re alright, thanks.
Not even for one of these bad boys?
He gets out an old iPod.
Fully charged, with a charger if you can manage to get hold of a power source and it’s got a right mix of songs from 2016.
I am having that!
No you’re not, this my stash.
Go on! We could hook it up to some speakers and have a nuts one tomorrow!
Common man, I don’t care about some shitty party.
You’re seventeen bruv stop trying to be a man and enjoy yourself for fucking once!
CHOICE: SWAP IPOD FOR SUPPLIES.
returns back to camp
- trevayor woods
- mennaye (pirates rugby pitch)
- penwith college
equipment/ props/ costumes
- DSLR camera
- bottle of milk and water ( moonshine)
- cricket bat
- normal clothes (easy to run in, darkish colours)
- take the knife or don’t take the knife
- steal the bag or don’t steal the bag
This short film was made in 4 lesson using a canon DCLR camera, the students of the class (including myself) filmed it then we all went away using the footage and made our own version on premier.