Accessed on: (21 March 2018)

Accessed on: (21 March 2018)

Accessed on: (21 March 2018)

Accessed on: (21 March 2018)

Accessed on: (21 March 2018)

Accessed on: (21 March 2018)

Accessed on: (21 March 2018)

Accessed on: (21 March 2018)

A trailer i’ve made in the past which could represent the theme in which the short film will also be filmed in

Accessed on: (21 March 2018)


Shutter island


Begins with an introduction to the main character, which suffers schizophrenia. We get to see how his morning routine goes.The bus journey followed up by the walk to school. Entering the school  walking  he starts to hear echo’d voices demanding him to do things as he walks across the college to the eating area.

The mood starts to settle and become darker, as we begin to see the main characters perspective of things.  A scene of him at the table eating lunch by himself, students being nearby but on different tables,  Throughout the scene I will be switching perspectives, the main characters perspective and everyone around him. His perspective being a lot different to the normal student. To begin the lunch scene we see how he eats casually from a normal students perspective, While occasionally switching to his perspective, his being a lot darker themed. He see’s other students walking aggressively up to him, while switching perspective  throughout to show they are not actually there, eventually they get to him and begin to physically abuse him doing things like  picking up his other sandwich and  throwing it on the floor. The main character begins to freak out.

The next scene goes through to show how the day concludes. A normal day school classroom, with multiple students in the room, I then continue to show both perspectives of how everyone in room see’s everything and what the main character sees. As he slowly drifts away from reality, having his post traumatic stress kicking in. I show how he see’s the room with only him inside with out the students, with something looking at him through the door window. He gets frustrated, as he runs out the classroom.

He begins to run through the school corridors, feeling like he cant ever reach the end, the corridor just keeps going and going, until he slips and falls.

Furthermore, we then see him wake up with alcohol bottles around him and in his hand and a few needles surrounding him , next to a garbage sight area  his clothes being all ripped up and old. He gets up with a stuttered walk, making his way over to the top of a rooftop and walking over to the cliff.




Scene 1)  Extreme close up of main characters eyes opening just as he wakes up. Narrator begins introducing the character slightly. Name, what is happening and what his condition is.

Scene 2) Mid shot of the character looking out the bus window.

Scene 3) Shoulder shot over main character on the bus looking out the front window.

Scene 4) Mid shot of the front view of the character getting out of the bus.

Scene 5)  Side view mid shot of character strolling up to the school door.

Scene 6) long shot back view of character entering the school showing most of the school. Narrator stops, we begin to hear echo’d voices.

Scene 7)  Front view of him begining to walk through towards the end of a corridor

Scene 8) Getting near the end, reaching the corridor door we hear the echo’d voices developing volume

Scene 9)  close up of his hand connecting with the door and pushing it

Scene 10) He pushes it open and passes through back view of him and the outside area of the school, showing a glimpse of the students

Scene 11) over shoulder shot of a student sitting by his friends looking over at the character walking towards an empty table (the suspense stops)

Scene 12) low angle shot of the character sitting down at the table by himself

Scene 13) pan around shot starting from his back around the playground presenting all the people that are there.

Scene 14) front view of him and his sandwhich infront of him.

Scene 15) Shoulder shot of the main character looking at the door he walked through to get outside, as two bully’s enter.

Scene 16) Estbalishing shot of the area being empty of all the people and only having the two bully’s and the main character there now.

Scene 17) Side view of them walking up to him

Scene 18) Main characters perspective showing the bully’s not being there anymore, but the door being open

Scene 19) Front view of the main characters face as the bully’s are back and as one of them aggresively places his hands on the table.

Scene 20) Side view of the whole situation as one fo the bully’s picks up his other sandwhich and throws it on the floor.

Scene 21) Main characters perspective showing the bully speaking but with a females voice saying ” are you even listening” as the bully begins to approach his hands towards the main character.

Scene 22) Front view close up of the characters realisation to the the whole situation.

Scene 23) Shoulder shot over one of the students that was playing cards with friends  looking at his friend from over at a  different table that is looking at the main character with a confused face.

Scene 24) Main characters perspective showing everyone is actually there and never dissapreared the bully’s not being there and his other half of the sandwhich still being left on the table.

Scene 25) Back mid shot of main character getting up and looking over at the door he walked through to get here as he hears a voice demanding him to go there

Scene 26) Front view of him approaching the door

Scene 27) Him opening the door he came through but as he opens it he see’s a classroom with the bully pulling a chair back for him and telling him to “come here”

Scene 28) Shoulder shot of bully looking over at main character standing covering up the doorway.

Scene 29) Main character goes over and sits down

Scene 30) Main character looks around seeing all the students sitting there not acknowleding anything

31) Main character looks over at the bully walking out with his work folder

Scene 32) Main character stands up walking towards the door following the bully

Scene 33) he walks out the classroom seeing he’s back at the corridor and begins to hear voices again demanding him to open the door, as he looks at a door to his left.

Scene 34) he goes towards the door

Scene 35) He opens the door and see’s the bully sitting there looking over through his work inside of his folder,

Scene 36) Shoulder shot over bully demaning main character to sit down,

Scene 37) Pan around shot fo the room

Scene 38) Close up of the main characters taking a step back trying to retreat

Scene 39) Character exiting the room looking towards the end of the corridor

Scene 40) Zoom through the corridor within a loop

Scene 41) Character running trying to reach the end

Scene 42) Character triping as he passes through a doorway

Scene 43) Establishing shot of main character but now with ripped up clothes alcohol bottles surrounding him as he stands up .

Scene 44) him making his way towards a rooftop).

Scene 45) walking towards the edge.

Scene 46) looking down over the edge.


Mental issues related to my story

Post traumatic stress overview

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.

Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt.

They may also have problems sleeping, such as insomnia, and find concentrating difficult.

These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on the persons day-to-day like.

Source of reference –

Causes of PTSD

  • serious road accidents
  • violent personal assaults, such as sexual assault, mugging or robbery
  • prolonged sexual abuse, violence or severe neglect
  • witnessing violent deaths
  • military combat
  • being held hostage
  • terrorist attacks
  • natural disasters, such as severe floods, earthquakes or tsunamis

PTSD can develop immediately after someone experiences a disturbing event or it can occur weeks, months or even years later.

PTSD is estimated to affect about 1 in every 3 people who have a traumatic experience, but it’s not clear exactly why some people develop the condition and others don’t.

History of PTSD

Cases of PTSD were first documented during the First World War when soldiers developed shell shock as a result of the harrowing conditions in the trenches.

But the condition wasn’t officially recognized as a mental health condition until 1980, when it was included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, developed by the American Psychiatric Association.

Source of reference


In most cases, the symptoms develop during the first month after a traumatic event. However, in a minority of cases, there may be a delay of months or even years before symptoms start to appear.Some people with PTSD experience long periods when their symptoms are less noticeable, followed by periods where they get worse. Other people have constant, severe symptoms.The specific symptoms of PTSD can vary widely between individuals, but generally fall into the categories described below.

  •  Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Repetitive and distressing images or sensations
  • Physical sensations


have constant negative thoughts about their experience, repeatedly asking themselves questions that prevent them from coming to terms with the event.

For example, they may wonder why the event happened to them and if they could have done anything to stop it, which can lead to feelings of guilt or shame.

Other problems

Many people with PTSD also have a number of other problems, including:

other physical symptoms – such as headachesdizzinesschest pains and stomach aches

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Schizophrenia is a severe long-term mental health condition. It causes a range of different psychological symptoms.

Doctors often describe schizophrenia as a type of psychosis This means the person may not always be able to distinguish their own thoughts and ideas from reality.


  • Hallucinations, hearing or seeing things that are not there.
  • Delusions
  • Muddled thoughts
  • Changes in behaviour


The cause is still unknown, however most experts believe it’s caused by environmental factors. Furthermore, if looking at my primary research from interviews it’s caused by verbal and physical abuse at a young age.


Triggers are things that can cause schizophrenia to develop in people who are at risk.

These include:


The main psychological triggers of schizophrenia are stressful life events, such as:

  • bereavement
  • losing your job or home
  • divorce
  • the end of a relationship
  • physical, sexual or emotional abuse

These kinds of experiences, although stressful, don’t cause schizophrenia. However, they can trigger its development in someone already vulnerable to it.

Related illnesses

Sometimes it might not be clear whether someone has schizophrenia. If you have other symptoms at the same time, a psychiatrist may have reason to believe you have a related mental illness, such as:

  • Bipolar disorder – people with bipolar disorder swing from periods of elevated moods and extremely active, excited behaviour (mania) to periods of deep depression; some people also hear voices or experience other kinds of hallucinations, or may have delusions
  • schizoaffective disorder – this is often described as a form of schizophrenia because its symptoms are similar to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but schizoaffective disorder is a mental illness in its own right; it may occur just once in a person’s life, or come and go and be triggered by stress
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 Video References





Artist reference

Shawn Coss

Primary research- Interviews with people that have  mental health issues related to my film.


Setting 1- school canteen/ outside tables of kinston cic building

Setting 2 – Classroom any at cic kingston college

Setting 3- corridor

Setting 4- Benson estate Hounslow


Main character- Martin Reynolds

Bullies- Tony Mulligan, Kieran Gimignani

Background students ( lunch scene) – Martin Hurst, Slaney cullen, Noah, Josh Locke,


Mood boards



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Audio test

Editing Effects Test



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