For this part of my class I was to pitch three ideas for possible short films before narrowing down to the one that will become my short film for the year.
My three ideas are as follows:
When a Goblin is wrongly thrown in jail just for being a monster, he must use his monstrous talents to acquire his salvation or face execution via the king’s men.
- I have always liked goblins and in most fiction I see them treated as pests, monsters, and very rarely in a positive light. For my short, Glick, a goblin who was thrown in jail just because he is a goblin. The short would show him getting thrown in jail and then have him trying to reach a key in the neighboring cell.
A worried child tries to win the affection of his mechanical crush, cyborg.
- The world can be scary, especially for children. When they find something that interests them they can momentarily forget about the world and attach themselves to it. For the child of this short he finds a security robot and falls in love with it.
After failing an exam, a man shuts himself off from the world and tries to absorb all the knowledge he thought he already knew.
- Failure can be a wonderful thing. It makes you change what you know and pushes you to do better. Yet for a lot of people failure can mean the end of the world. Especially for a college student who stays up all night to study for an exam. That failure can be devastating and create thoughts of “Where did I go wrong?” or “What happened?” Looking back at their failure they snap and go back to the books he spent all night studying. Slowly the college student’s sanity gives way to dull text blocks and inky text. Leaving nothing left but an empty shell.