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Author: Hannah Whittall Tagline: ‘A cry for help’ Synopsis: Sam tries to commit suicide by overdosing on pills in the school toilets, it then cuts to her in her bedroom while we see her on facebook becoming a victim of cyber bullying with people sending her messages such as ‘lesbo’ and ‘freak’. The next day she is hiding in the toilet from the bullies, the bullies look for her in the toilet but can’t see her, when she comes out of the toilet one of the bullies are there and pushes her against the wall ready to punch her but then Sam opens her eyes and realises no one is there; it’s her imagination. She then has a conversation with her reflection as to what she should do next while her reflection tells her not to let the bullies win. The pills then take effect and she drops to the floor, the reflection then chucks the empty pill bottle onto her lap. She is then found by a man who calls an ambulance. Cast of characters: Michelle: she’s a typical high school bully, rebellious, tough and heartless; she gets a thrill out of hurting people and loves to know people feel scared of her; gives her some crazy adrenaline rush. She has a lot of built up anger and Sam the vulnerable weak geek becomes a victim of her violence. Sam: bottom of the social hierarchy Sam is lonely, weak and vulnerable, with no friends she turns to her books as the only company she has, an escapism from the bullies and horrible name calling she has to deal with in school and through social networking; physically and mentally destroying her confidence and self- esteem till she is on the edge and pushed to breaking point, she decides she’s had enough and decides to end it all….. Locations: Corridor- very long and narrow with nothing other than lockers down the right side of the corridor, at least 2.5 metres wide. Toilet- spacious with a toilet placed in the corner on the right, then there’s 2 sinks on the left side against the wall, bright lights with a light blue colour scheme.
Office- dark and empty with just a desk and chair in the corner Staircase- green and yellow colour scheme. Representations: Within our film we have used one young female showing her as fragile which reinforce the stereotype of women being seen as weak and vulnerable. We done this based on the idea that we wanted to follow the conventions of known reality films whereby the weak outsiders in school who are a bit different get bullied by the so called ‘popular kids’. We also want to show a contrast between both good and bad with our main protagonists and antagonists. Target Audience: Our film is aimed at a 15+ audience because we believed that this would be the most suitable rating for our film. We took into consideration the idea that viewers younger than this age may be worried about starting school if they are watching the content of our film at such a young age. The age range of 15+ are the ages of viewers which would be interested in this type of film, also being an appropriate rating due to there being no aggressive language, sexual content or drug use. Our protagonists will be aged around 16-18 which means that are target audience will be able to relate to them. Our film is mainly aimed at females as all the actors in our production are female and therefore females will relate to the characters and therefore the overall film more easily.