Thursday, November 6, 2008

Main vs Impact Characters

Firstly, thank you Christopher Foster for the following comment:

"Hey. Have you figured out a way around your 'Don't make the movie' suggestion? Because I've had an idea that may help.

Start a new movie with the exact same premise under a different name (basically just change the name).

That way you're not making that movie anymore. Whether you choose to discount all suggestions so far or keep them on board regardless is your call."

I was hoping someone was going to help me figure this one out.  Well done Christopher, let's scrap the previous attempt (holding on to some of the best parts) and start again.  That way we don't make that particular movie!

I've been receiving a lot of great advice from industry pros and potential investors.  I'm going to take a bit more control over the story for a while and create the film that I was originally inspired to make.  That's not to say that we can't continue to vote and roll to get some answers!  In fact here's the roll to find our Main and Impact characters.

That means Stuart is our Main character and Z is our impact character (evil MoFo).  This actually works really nicely!  Check out this brief synopsis based on those characters taking the lead.

It's the last holiday, before the final exams for the psych students of UEL and there is trepidation in the air as the students are faced with the realities of leaving university with large debts.  In particular one student named Z, the group's careless ring leader, is feeling unfulfilled by his uni experience.  He convinces his gang of seven to embark on the ultimate final adventure before they are suffocated by the constraints society will place on them when they leave Uni for good.  The most sceptical of the gang is Stuart Morgan, a foster child from North London who's over zealous nature makes him the least popular member of the group.

With a pocket full of dice and heads full of ideals the group head to a secluded house in the French Alps for a week of alternative living.  The experiment soon turns to chaos as gender roles are reversed and right becomes wrong.  Something or someone is manipulating the group, as one by one they lose all inhibitions and fight for their lives under the new status quo.  Z has turned from careless Mr. Popular to the King of Nihilism and is dutifully followed by the crazed members of the team, who he now protects like children.  Stuart remains sceptical which is mostly due to his jealous hatred for Z, he discovers that Z has been feeding potentially lethal doses of psychotic medication to the team.

Stuart has no choice but try to convince the group that Z is crazy and is posioning them.  Stuart fights to survive and having finally overpowered Z he force feeds him enough psychotic drugs to floor an ox.  But Z fueled by amphetamines, energy drinks and pure rage finally kills Stuart before finishing himself off.  All that's left standing of their "eutopian" society is a secluded house in the French Alps.

Ok,  that's a very rough work in progress.  Stay tuned as we make this into a full story and eventually a screenplay.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great. Glad my suggestion helped you out!