Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Daybreakers Swede

Sweding- The process of "sweding" is making a film from scratch, and making it your own, usually at the expense of other movies, it is "making" fun and turning the movie into a more jokey context. They are of very low budget, amateur actors and uses alot of creativity.

"In the most potentially funny film of 2008 ‘Be Kind, Rewind‘, Jack Black and Mos Def must re-record classic movies to replace broken VHS tapes. The process is described in the film as sweding, or “re-making something from scratch using whatever you can get your hands on.” - http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sweding

1) The costume for the swede does not have to be anything apart from everyday clothes, clothing is not essential for a swede as you are basically just "making fun" of the movie.

2) The location is also not a major part, it just needs to be indoors by a desk, then an open background.

3) We added the song "Running up that hill" by placebo which is the song played in the trailer of the movie.

4) A prop needed is when the man holds out the bottle asking for more blood.

The plot of our swede- By George Scaife, Megan Claydon, Robbie Miller and Amy Blyszko

Our swede starts with a girl sitting at a desk looking the suicide note she has just written, she does not want to carry on being a vampire and never growing old so she decides to expose herself to the sunlight to kill herself. We follow her as she goes outside with a few shots flashing back to words on the note to gradually tell the story as she walks down the stairs. She stands outside and looks up to the sun and lets out a giant scream, we then go straight into the title sequence saying "Daybreakers".
We then do a few sweded scenes from the film, where the characters say why they like being vampires and that they are going to run out of blood as humans are dying out. We then have a sweded scene where a hungry vampire is standing holding up a sign saying "Starving Need Blood" and then he growls at a passer-by. Then we have two characters talking about the bonuses about being vampires, and then we go into the next scene where they are discussing a cure to being a vampire. Then we have a quick scene where a vampire bites a human being and infects her.
The final scene is where a vampire is asking for more blood in his drink and the woman refuses so he hits her and she falls to the ground. Then we go to the end credits.

Cast:

Hannah: Kiera Benson
Shirley Shop Assistant: Megan Claydon
Audrey: Jess Owen
Vampire Tramp: Alex Jowett
Charles Bromley: Hamish Yewdall
Frankie Dalton: Peter Clark
Edward Dalton: George Scaife
Dracula: Ashley Caton
Alison Bromley: Lucy Smith

Soundtrack- Running Up That Hill- Placebo (However in our actual short movie you would not be allowed to use copyright music, you have to create your own)

Scene 1: [Hannah's Death]
(Sitting at desk crying, reading suicide note. Walks down stairs when she comes outside screams)
[Note reads: I can't stand this any longer... Living but never growing old!!! What are we blessed for...? I'm already dead!]

Scene 2: [Board Room]
Shirley: I like being a vampire
Jack: Immortality is the key
Audrey: Are you talking about the extinction of the human race?

Scene 3: [Alley way] (Tramp lunges and growls at Audrey as she walks past)
Vampire Tramp: *Growl*
Audrey: Oh my god!

Scene 4: [Bromley's office] (Bromley standing over Dalton)
Charles Bromley: So do you like being a vampire?
Frankie Dalton: I'm good at this, I was never very good at being human.

(Edward Dalton walks in)

Edward Dalton: I have a cure!
Charles Bromley: What's to cure?

Scene 5: [Allison's Cell]
Dracula: Join us or die...
Allison Bromley: Oh please...
(Screams as bitten and taken down the ground)

Scene 6: [Blood Cafe]
Dracula: Please may I have a little bit of blood in my sprite?
Shirley: No Sir you cannot.
Dracula: I really want some more blood woman!
Shirley: No!
Dracula: Well that really burns my cannoli!
(Hits her with bottle, she falls and yelps.)
Dracula: Very exciting day it was lovely.

In order to improve our swede, had we have more time, we could of used props such as vampire teeth, blood, pale makeup.

No background noise would of made the swede more realistic, however it is just a jokey movie

We would of created our own music as copyright music is not allowed in our films

We would of also filmed it in a forrest or office, instead of the school, making it more like the film Daybreakers

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