Friday, 22 January 2016

New Story Concept: Glazed and Dazed 22/01/2016

Story

The story starts off with a Stuntman Poster showing how great this guy was, then the camera then pans to a drunk stuntman on a sofa. The stuntman is looking at pictures of the film set he used to work on (Which he loved ever so dear) and then takes a shot of some sort of drink. When he then looks up he then starts to see his home as a film set.

He dances, prances and jumps around his apartment, however after a while his vision beings to turn back to reality. In a sad attempt to stay in this dream he decides to drive down to the local liquor store. He then jumps out of a window, falls though the garage ceiling, knocking him out.

The camera then pans around cleverly to make it look like he has landed on his car but is really on a Piano. With him still unconscious a bottle slips out of his hand onto a button which opens the garage door, which activates some sort of Gold-Ruberg Contraption, making the Piano move and roll down the hill. When the stuntman wakes up he finds himself rolling down a street on a Piano towards the city, he then thinks “Bugger it” and uses the pedals to steer the Piano.

As he approaches the Liquor store to stay in this happy dream, he merrily skips off the Piano and begin to walk towards the store. Unfortunately the Piano keeps going and rolls (Somehow) onto the top of a building. As the stuntman is still in his happy dream he doesn’t notice what lurks above him, the Piano. The Piano falls off the top of the building and slams right onto the Stuntman.

The stuntman then wakes up in a hospital, in a bad mood. In his frustration he looks for his shot canister and is about to drink some more when one of the keys of the Piano catches his eye. He picks up the single key and looks at his shot canister almost as if to say “Nah”. The film ends with him throwing his canister out the window and going to sleep.
Nutshell Plot

Drunk Stuntman misses his job, he drinks a little too much and hallucinates that he is in his film set. While he is drunk he is super happy because of where he works. Realizing he wants to stay in this happy dream he attempts to drive there, jumping out of a window and falling through a ceiling he lands on what appears to be his car. The camera will change to show he is on a Piano, he drops a bottle opening the garage door and moving the Piano down the hill. 'Driving?' the Piano down the hill across into town he then gets off the Piano at the Liquor store. The Piano moves onto the top of a building perfectly poised to land on the stuntman. The stuntman then wakes up in hospital, attempts to drink but then remembers where drinking has got him, in a hospital out of his job.

Little Notes

In this film I really want to exaggerate just the sheer amount he misses his film set, having certain colors in his hallucination sequence to make everything brighter will be key. The entire art style of the film is very dark and gloomy so having the wall of bright lovely colors will be nice.

The end of the film is supposed to symbolize two things, the first is the Alcohol canister (Shot Canister) is meant to symbolism that this is only a short term happiness solution that can bring pain. Whereas the Piano shows the pain that has been caused to him because of the alcohol, you know, the Piano being dropped on him.

Also at the start of the film to make it easier to see for the audience that this guy is a stuntman there will be two hints. The first being a poster of him in his prime and the second will be him on TV and a news channel will state who he is and why he has been fired (Drinking Habits).

The final point to make is really getting the message across that this guy was a stuntman, so in his hallucination sequence many stunts will be needed to get his job role across.

Art Style Reference

The Wolf Among Us
 There will be much more red in my scenes as well as it being darker.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tom, I think you're closer now, but there's still an issue with some elements: so, the idea of a former stuntman missing his job, and fantasising while drunk that he's back in a film during his glory days is a good starting point. The sudden appearance of a piano in your story is weak, because it feels as if you're shoe-horning this element in. Wouldn't it make more sense to set you story in a smoky downtown bar where your stuntman is drinking himself into a stupor of regret - the sort of bar that has an old piano in it, with someone playing moody, midnight jazz on it. Then, as the stuntman falls into fantasy, in which his surroundings morph into an action movie set, the fact that he rides the piano down the hill doesn't feel contrived any more. Personally, I think it might round out your story more satisfyingly if, after the stuntman comes to, realising he's just ridden a piano down a hill and into traffic etc. that a passing film-director offers him a job - as a stunt man, having been impressed by his work with the piano...

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