Today those who wanted to write a script pitched their stories. All in all, three stories were pitched, by Faizaan, Josh, and Abdullah. All class voted and we chose the ones by Faizaan for our group and for Josh for another one. As I already mentioned in the previous blog, Faizaan’s story is thriller/neo-noir, it is about a hitman who gets a job to kill a woman, but it turns out that he killed her son a while ago it is her who organized everything to kill the hitman and become one herself. Personally, I think that we will need to work on it and elaborate it a little. Apart from that, the story has to be Dubai-centered meaning that we will have to add some elements to it which will link it to Dubai.
I’m a little bit concerned about the neo-part now. It seemed like a great idea, especially because I really love this style, but the more I think about the more I find it difficult to actually make it neo-noir. First, because the whole story is mostly set in daytime meaning that it will be hard to work with lighting in outside scenes. Also, the hitman comes to the boy’s funeral (not the actual one, she organized it to make him come to her) which is also not the best occasion for neo-noir style. I will discuss it with the team during the meeting or in class.
On Sunday we will pitch for the director’s role and I’m still thinking about it. As I plan to stick with directing department and plan to be a director in general I kind of should go for directing but at the same time I don’t feel like directing a fiction film because I’m really into documentaries and that’s what I’m doing for my final project, so I probably won’t go for directing for this project. I really want to be the first AD but we’ll see how it goes.