Monday, 21 March 2011

Evaluation Question 4

4. Who would be the audience for your media product?

Name: Ruby

Gender: Female

Age: 17

From: Leeds

Social Class: Working Class-Middle Class

Studies: Studies at a 6 form

Marital Status: Single (Heterosexual)

Interests: Football, Cricket, Going to the cinema, hanging out with friends, partying

                                        Income: Works at an old peoples home, earns £6.50 an hour

                                        Favourite Genre: Horror/Slasher

Ruby is a typical member of my audience because she likes going to the cinema and experimenting with different films. She also is the same age range of the characters/ actresses and is also single along with the characters in the film so would relate to them well.

Primary Audience- 15-mid 20’s both genders, heterosexual people, working class to middle class

Secondary Audience: Mid 20’s to mid 30’s both genders but more male, heterosexual people, working class.

Our film opening is aimed at teenagers, specifically 15 years of age or above, up to people in their mid 20s. This is because the characters are of a similar age to the audience so they will be able to relate to a night out with friends, messing about which could intensify the horror making it more realistic. If I had to give it a BBFC rating I would give it a 12 because according to 

Horror of moderate or physical threat may be permitted, provided disturbing scenes are not frequent or sustained. Nudity is allowed but in sexual context must be brief and discreet. Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood but occasional gore moments may be permitted if justified by the context.

However after conducting more research on existing film rating of this genre we have made more structured ideas about how our film would continue.  Our film opening is quite tame in comparison to the rest of the film so we have reconsidered our overall rating, not just basing it on the opening we have created. Our overall rating would be 15 films that are 15 rated as well are:

1. The Exorcist
2. The Shining
3. Poltergeist
4. The Entity
5. Estigma
6. Sixth Sense
7. The Others
8. Carrie
9. A Nightmare on Elm Street (the first one)
10. Psicosis
11. Evil Dead
12. Scream
13. Grudge
14. Hostel
15. The Ring

Our film would include scenes of violence but wouldn't show pain or injury so cannot be counted as a 18 rated movie. Also nudity is permitted but not too much, which is similar to our opening two minutes and strong language  is permitted, within our opening two minutes the actress blasphemed by saying "oh my God" in the woods scene, this indicates that the overall film should be a 15. 

Recent Examples:
Orphan (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2009) – Rating 15

$41,573,740 (USA) (4 October 2009)

£1,574,945 (UK) (16 August 2009)

Optimum Releasing (2009) (UK) (theatrical)

Paranormal Activity 2 (Tod Williams, 2010) – Rating 15

$84,749,884 (USA) (16 January 2011)

£10,937,805 (UK) (21 November 2010)

Paramount Pictures (2010) (UK) (theatrical)

Audience Feedback for rough cuts:

When me and Gina got further feedback on Last One Standing and the main comment that was coming up was that our final girl Ellie, looks more like a scream queen because she poses in front of the mirror, is bossy in the woods and the shots reveal her good physique (revealing) so therefore seems more like a typical scream queen (although she has brown hair, which we could challenge the stereotypical role of scream queen).

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