We have to write a Treatment, the Treatment contains the following:
The treatment is really important, the treatment tells us everything about the film, this gives a preview to the panel that we are going to pitch to. Here is our treatment:
The location that we have chosen to use are the bedroom, bathroom, outside the house and in the kitchen. We have decided to use these locations because they are small and confined spaces, these locations help set the mood/atmosphere/genre of our film.
The story is about a girl who is mentally ill, she has an obsession with dolls and they control her life. Her favourite doll, Annabelle orders her to do bad things. Annabelle is jealous and envies the other dolls which are much prettier than her. Annabelle's existence is only in Amy's, the main characters imagination. Annabelle tells Amy to destroy the other dolls. Ethel, Amy's socical worker glimpses weird things from Amy's obsession.
The social worker visits, Amy opens the door and tells the social worker that she is fine. The social worker is concerned and asks to use the toilet as a cover up to look around the house. Soon the social worker finds broken dollies scattered around in the bathroom, in the toilet and bath tub. She becomes even more concerned and decides to go into the bedroom and have a look around, she discovers a box under the bed with some more broken dolls, then turns around to see Amy standing there with scissors in one hand and a dolls head in the other.
-Titles; name of film: Annabelle's Whisper, edited by Fatama, filmed by Mary, actors: Amy and Ethel, and directed by Fatama.
-Sounds;Non-diagetic, voice over of dolls - giggling, whispering...
Drones, suspenseful music, drums, violins, Gothic, bass, piano, depressing background music.
Make-up - lipstick..
After looking at a few openings to some thriller films, we have decided to to a narrative opening, where the titles are running throughout the opening sequence, we chose to do a psychological thriller, with the influences from 'Momento' and 'Seven' as there are lots of close ups, which doesn't reveal much to the viewers, making it more mysterious and suspenseful making the audiences want to watch the rest of the film.