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Pre-Production Portfolio

Group Notes

Concept

Gregory Poole, suers from DID, a mental illness where he has sudden change in emotion and personality. He forces himself to stay inside but when he hears voices (other personalities) he breaks out of the house. As he ventures out of the house, he nds a body and in a panic runs back into the house. Gregory tries to gure out where the dead body has come from and work out whether he is the culprit. As he moves between personalities he discovers and uncovers about the body as he moves in and out of the states. He takes objects and makes physical notes as he does to help to remember when back in the host state. Gregory dicovers that a group of teenagers had accidentlly killed a friend and hidden the body in his over grown garden.

Character Biography

Male, Late thirties - early forties, mentally unstable and suers from DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) which means he has personi ed emotions of his personality and abrubt changes between the two. He lives alone, and locks himself indoors. The loneliness in which he leads is forced upon him by his disorder and the decrepid and derelict environment in which he lives.

Dissociative Idenitiy Disorder (or Multiple Personality Disorder) Dissociative identity disorder (DID, also known as multiple personality disorder in

the ICD-10[1]) is a psychiatric diagnosis whose essential feature, according to the Diagnostic and

"...is

the presence of two or more distinct identities

or personality states

...

that

recurrently take control of behavior."

Dissociative identity disorder is a severe form of dissociation, a mental process, which produces a lack of connection in a person's thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. Dissociative identity disorder is thought to stem from trauma experienced by the person with the disorder. The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism, the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that's too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.

After researching the disorder we have now decided that we can give our character two other 'personalities.'

Inspiration & Ideas "The Worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself." Mark Twain Filmhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwLcPt212c8 Zodiac (????) Perfect Blue (????) Memories (????) Colour, Lighting & Character " id="pdf-obj-1-2" src="pdf-obj-1-2.jpg">

Inspiration & Ideas

"The Worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself." Mark Twain

Film and Television In uence:

The Social Network (2010)

Inspiration & Ideas "The Worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself." Mark Twain Filmhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwLcPt212c8 Zodiac (????) Perfect Blue (????) Memories (????) Colour, Lighting & Character " id="pdf-obj-1-14" src="pdf-obj-1-14.jpg">

Zodiac (????)

Perfect Blue (????)

Memories (????)

Colour, Lighting & Character

Gregory Crewsdon (Photographer)

Gregory Crewsdon (Photographer)
Gregory Crewsdon (Photographer)
Idea of Loneliness, Forced Separation + Illness / Mental Condition + In Prison / Criminal in

Idea of Loneliness, Forced Separation + Illness / Mental Condition + In Prison / Criminal in Hiding / On the Run + Collecting + Obsession with Someone / Something + Phobia of People and Outside world (Agoraphobia)

Film Sequence

BLACK SCREEN:

+ The audience can hear faint, ghostly whispers of two dierent voices [SFX]

+ CU of Gregory's eyes and brow. A bead of sweat rolls down his face, camera tracks the sweat as it falls.

+ CU of Greg's hands - his hands are clammy and cold, he is shaking and trying to write frantically

+ ECU [macro] focus pulls across paper over his illegible writing. + The whispers continue [SFX]

+ CU eyes and brow. His forehead is sweaty and his eyes dart about. His head turns and out of frame

+ He slams his hands down on to the table. + WS of the room - the room is empty

+ MS of Greg, there is someone behind him (identical to him, with a subtle change to identify dierent personalities) Greg turns but can't see him.

+ Greg turns away from him, scared. + The second personality appears and attempts to comfort him. He jumps at this + The appearance and dissapearence of the two personlaities becomes more frequent and sudden + Whispering grows louder [SFX]

+ Greg becomes overwhelmed and runs out of the room, down some stairs but stops for a moment. He face shows growing fear. The whispers grow even louder. He open the door and runs outside.

+ Greg stumbles into the dense undergrowth of a wood, trips and falls.

+ Breathing heavily he begins to compose himself and turns to see what he has tripped over. A pale, dead body partially covered in leaves and forest debris. He jolts back, away from the corpse, breathing heavily.

+ The whispers begin again [SFX] + Gregory runs back to the house and slams the door SCREEN GOES BLACK

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