Searing, visceral, real-time drama following the aftermath of a shooting on an inner-London estate. Angela is the victim and her boyfriend, Jaybee, sets out to avenge her death.
Director Justin Edgar
Producer Len Trusty
Producer Richard Roberts
Editor Mark Burgess
Director Of Photography Zac Nicholson
Music Joelle Reefer
This film is about a crime related location containing guns, violence and strong language. Black Youth are represented as being gang related in some way and commit crimes without a second thought. Predominately black youth are living in a run down, deprived are of southeast London. Black youth are represented as being incredibly violent.
The ideology of mainly black youth in this film is family, friends, relatives and identity. Values The production values of the ends are more like a documentary meaning that it makes the film seem more realistic. This is because of the camera angels and camera movement throughout the film.
The audience to this is film is multi cultural and multi ethinic between the ages of 15-20. The reason being is because it focuses on real life situations that youth come across and the fast action involved within the film.
The language used in this product is what is known as street language which predominantly black youth use to communicate with others. Street language is used by mainly other ethnic minorities now as in parts of East London and North London where the population is multi cultural everyone mixes with each other and learns each others ways. This language is mainly to do with gang culture and people who are involved with it. Therefore it is not widely known to the general public neither is it used in a large population of the public. The codes and signs given in this short film are mainly shown through speaking and mise en scene. The way representation and codes are gained through characters speaking are their background and experiences so the audience can tell whether the character has came from south east London in an estate etc. Mise-en-scene is the main way of identifying the storyline, genre and characters and this is because of the repetition of conventions used in other dramas so how the film starts off in a social area showing what happens on a run down estate, showing day to day life of characters and representing real events.
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Audiences realize that the film has a beginning middle and end through the genre and they can also tell that it is a short film because it is on a bbc shorts page and has a 5 minute length. This is also shown as a film through cast, credits and camera movement.
The ends is a drama which involves youth, crime and gritty lifestyle and this shown through narrative which shows day to day lifestyles, representation of characters and mise-en-scene and the conventions used for example storyline, soundtracks etc.
Romo, a mixed race boy, half English, half Pakistani, who lives in a run-down, all white neighbourhood. Passing as white, he has to confront his identity when his skinhead gang target a young Asian boy.
Director: Yousaf Ali Khan
Producer: Andy Porter
Editor: Nick Fenton
Director Of Photography: David Katznelson
Music: Andy Cowton
Representation: The film is about identity and how difficult it can be to be ‘different’ from the dominant race when you are young. Romo is half English, half Pakistani but he can pass for white and that is what he tries to do to make his life easier, even if it means putting his sister at risk of bullying. He was bullied when he was young and now that he can pass as white he chooses to do so because he is afraid. This film was good for me to look at because of the elements of fear, identity and fitting in.
Institution: the Film Council, East London Film Fund and Fantasia advertising. These funding institutions have a big influence on the film as they do not fund for films that do not portray their objective or status. Like east London film fund will help this film as it helps to send a good message across to people which is well needed in the east London part of England.
The production values of this short film make it seem like it will be a long story to tell, and in addition a longer film altogether. This is mainly because of the effects used and the storyline which both seem to be clearly sophisticated.
The audience for this film are multi cultural between the ages of 15 and 30 as the issues represented in this film involves multi cultural living and also the way lighting and sound is used.
The language throughout the film is very aggressive, intimidating and racist. This may seem disturbing for the audience but gives them a taste of what it is like to be the main character and also to back up the message of the film.
The main ideology that is shown in this product is the importance of being safe and having an identity. Family are not important in the film and this is displayed by the protagonist
Audiences can see that this is a film through the credits, bbc shorts and the storyline.
If not now When?
Daniel is another one of those kids who, like thousands dreams of becoming a professional footballer. On a very ordinary Saturday his journey takes a sudden and very tragic turn. Sport, urban, youth .
This film represents the youth of modern society whereby gang culture and territories are of importance to them. Females seem to be represented as the lighter side and more intellectual whilst the males are manly and follow the smarter female.
This film is self funded and has therefore not been mediated by any other sources or organisations. It must be about someone’s personal experience or view on London.
The production values for “If Not Now When?” make it seem like what could be a drama series based on a true life story due to the way it is told and the realism. The realism is created through the fast paced camera movement and effects used to tell the real-life story.
The audience for this film are young between the ages of 16-20. This is because it has a fast paced storyline and the sound tracks used.
Language used verifies that the people in this film are quite young in the age range of 18-21. This is because of the terminology and how they use it through the film. This is a stereotypical 18-21 year old because of this.
Females are very important to the males in the film and friends are also significant. This is shown by males being slightly lower than females. Friends in the film are represented as a main priority to young people through the storyline. Football is another significant ideology which applies to most youth.
The narrative is talking back about the past as the story goes on. This only happens every now and then in between dialogue. This is a very effective way of emphasising the person’s feelings and the preferred reading of the film. The narrator is a girl talking about her boy friend who had a similar tragedy which gives a realist feel as it is from personal experience. This helps to provide the beginning, middle and end sequences which appear clearly at the end.
Genre Drama that includes youth, sport and crime.
Watch and Learn. Crime Violence Urban
White youth are represented as being violent and surrounded around crime. The middle aged white people are violent, involved with crime but look after younger people to follow their footsteps.
The Uk Film Council and Screen South have funded this short film. The UK Film Council fund short films for new and upcoming directors and also support films about different ethnic minorities and their issues. Screen south is owned by the UK film council and support the same ideas.
This film’s production values make it as if it was an actual real life issue but doesn’t make it feel real because of the soundtracks used and the lighting during most scenes. The editing also makes the film seem less realistic as sometimes during flashbacks there is a white glow which doesn’t match the theme to the film.
The audience for this film are people between the ages of 14-19 as the issues in this film apply to that age and the soundtracks also.
The people in this short film have a northern accent and also use a lot of swearing. This is unusual for a film targeting a young audience but it would give a negative view to it and give a better understanding of the preferred reading.
The ideology in Cregan is being able to stand up for yourself and being known to be people. In other words it is important that people know not to mess around with you.
This is seen as a film due to the credits, soudtracks used, camera and it is on bbc short films.
Drama involving crime and violence.