Question by jellybean: What is a good concept for a short film?
I want to make a short film. Preferably a thriller, or a comedy. I’m fairly good with coming up with content, but as for a concept, I am at a loss. I just need a plot and whatnot. Characters and scripts and the development of the story I can do myself. I mainly want to do this to practice my editing. The actors would all be girls. 3 of them. Thanks!
Answer by Kristy
I think a good thriller would be an open-to-your-thoughts discussion in which the girls are lying on a lawn and watching the sunset while they talk about what they would do if the world ended. It would be interesting if they were teenage girls, and they all had very different answers, like one might say she would kiss the boy she has a crush on before it was too late, the other might say she would love to see her father again (giving the impression he left and she still misses him), and the third might say she would just like to graduate so she could move out of their small town. It would be interesting if the story were shot on a happier tone, with the girls laughing at times and promoting positivity.
At the end of the film, the girls will all get up at once, and look past the camera at something that is not shown to the audience. All three of them will have expressions that turn from upbeat to concerned. One of them will ask, “What is that?” or something to the effect that a very interesting thing is happening out of camera view, which will entice the audience. Then, before anything is revealed, the camera goes dark, and it is unclear if the darkness was caused by the sun fully setting, or if something catastrophic has just happened.
Just something I whipped up this morning. I’m a writer, by the way, so if you don’t use this, I probably will! =)
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