The changes that were previously made was that before we were going to make the main girl be a victim of bullying and then she was going to plot to kill her bullies. But Bernard said that bullying is to cliché and that we shouldn’t do that. And know that I think about it, I’m glad we didn’t do that because I don’t like that storyline that much.
Anyway, in the opening of the film, of the changed pitch, a girl walks into her room goes into a closet and searches for the bracelet of one of her victims. In her closet we were going to have: sharp tools, newspaper articles of her missing victims, pictures of the victims hanging up on the walls, and a list of names, amongst other stuff. The titles would appear against a frozen image of a sharp object whilst she searches past them. Eventually the girl finds the bracelet then we would be shown a close up of a picture of the girl and her best friend, then the camera slowly would zoom into the best friend and the picture would turn into a reality. Now we would be brought in college with the girl and her best friend and the best friend is telling the girl how she is ‘in love’ with her boyfriend and blah blah blah… then the boyfriend would approach her and put his arm around her shoulders dragging her away, then the camera would do a cut in to the bracelet around his wrist. Then we would end the opening with a close up of the girl watching them walk away. Then an extreme close up of her sinister eyes.
The title for this was ‘Valentine’s bracelet.’ We planned to shoot over the half term at college and Emily’s house and Emily, Natalie and Natalie’s friend would be acting in the film.
When we presented our pitch to the class Anabelle didn’t seem to like it. She said it was too complicated and long for an opening of a movie. She said she really like our storyline and the idea of the ‘bracelet of death’ as she liked to call it, but it was too developed in the storyline, just for and opening. She went back to our sits where Anabelle later came and spoke to us an explained why this wouldn’t work and I agree and understand why this wouldn’t have work, and why she couldn’t let us just go and do it this way. After offering us some tips and advice we were left to polish up our idea and unable to film anything over the half term because all the cameras were booked.