The Human Situation
Playing with the illusions of reality and the happiness you think you have.
What is and what ought to be.
-Short synopsis (25-50 words):
The film is about the difference in how your life and existence is, and how you can never truly cometo terms with this because of the human expectation of what their lives ought to be. Everyone has aturning point where their life either goes the way they expect it to or not.
For the majority it’s the
-Mid-Length synopsis/outline (250 words):
We see the protagonist in a mundane environment, and all of a sudden, a small movement out of the corner of their eye makes them rethink where they are and suddenly see their current situationin a different light.The character is at a metaphorical cross road and the heads down both paths. One path shows them
happy in a content life they didn’t choose
the second path shows them in a miserable situation of the life they wanted. The second path tries to make them turn back, but they push forwards.The first path disappears and becomes non-existent leaving them in the life that they ought to havelived. Where the people look miserable but the protagonist is happy.The scenes will shift periodically between black and white and over exposed colour which signify themoods of the character and the surrounding people. The sound will be classical music with a mix oraudience track laughter and booing (The laughter/booing will be easy to record and manipulate butthe classical may prove difficult) I want the work to look and feel like a reality TV show or a liveaudience show, where the actor plays to the camera. The filmmaking technique I want toexperiment with is breaking the forth wall. I believe that all of these elements will help the audienceto understand the protagonist and understand his entrapment and his longing to escape into the lifethat he feels he ought to be leading than the one he has been content with.
-Analysis of approach (500 words):
The work will be either made on a camera or on a DSLR depending on circumstance and availability,the film will look very black and white in the sense that to two meanings that are going to beconveyed will have very definitive visual differences. Techniques that will be used include non-linearnarrative as per the obstruction specification, as well as this I intend to break the fourth wallbetween the protagonist and the audience. The work that comes to mind that it mostly resembles isMr Nobody
(Van Dormael, 2009)
whereby the main character Nemo Nobody (Jared Leto) has the