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Demonstrate the development of your nal project idea by completing this form.

The feedback on your idea here is to help you work towards the completion of the nal proposal form at the end of 360MC module.

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TITLE AND PITCH


A clear, brief title - which can be modied at a later date if necessary - but which gives clear idea of the nature of the project.

Ice Cream

PITCH
Sum up your idea in 2 lines. Include the genre, format, duration, USP (unique selling point) and intended audience.
A young religious boy is praying to God for ice cream, but an old woman is disgusted at his request. However, the tables are turned when it is the old woman who needed a bit of ice cream. Genre: Childrens lm Format: Short Film Duration 5-6mins Unique Selling Point: It looks at religion in a sweet, innocent way through the eyes of a child. There isnt many short lms out there that Ive seen that looks at similar themes that this short lm will be exploring. Intended Audience: Children, Family

RATIONALE
A brief description of the main issue/subject which your project will examine and the approach you intend to take. Brief Outline Of The Story A mother and her son; a 28 year old woman and their 6 year old child enters a restaurant for a meal. The little boy asks his mother if he could pray before their meal. The mother agrees and as they bow their heads down, the little boy says, "God is good. God is great. Thank you for the food we will eat, and God, I would thank you more if mummy gets me ice cream for dessert. Amen!" Amongst the laughter from the other customers around their table, the family overhears a woman's remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!" After hearing the comment, the little boy bursts into tears and asks his parents, "Did I do it wrong? Is God angry at me?" The mother holds him in her arms and reassures him that he has done a terric job and that God is not angry at him.

Demonstrate the development of your nal project idea by completing this form. The feedback on your idea here is to help you work towards the completion of the nal proposal form at the end of 360MC module.

An elderly man approaches their table and winks at the little boy, "I happen to know that God thought your prayer was great." "Really?" the little boy asked, wiping the tears away from his eyes. "Cross my heart," the man replied. Then in a theatrical whisper he added, looking at the woman who made the remark, "Too bad she nevers asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes." At the end of the meal, the mother buys her son the ice cream that he prayed for. The son stares at the dessert for a moment... He picks up his large bowl of chocolate and vanilla sundae and without a word, he walks over to the woman and placed it in front of her. With a big smile, he told her, "Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes, and my soul is good already."

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CONTEXT
What question/s does your PROJECT answer or what new idea does it offer? Where does your PROJECT t in the current Media environment? Give evidence of the research and opinion that support your claims. This project looks at how a little boy sees the world in his eyes. Hes quite religious, and even though he hasnt been taught how to pray (if there even is a way) he feels close to God. When the old woman comments about how he prays, its quite interesting how she believes that the little boy is not praying how he should be praying. Is there a correct way to pray? Will God not listen to our prayers if we ask for something that we desire? This short lm will have some binary opposition such as the old vs. young. The old is much more wiser, compared to the young. As the story develops, we see the young person as much more wiser in the end. I think that this project looks at religion in a very sweet and innocent way, compared to what is currently out there.

DISTRIBUTION
Where do you think your PROJECT is going to play/reach an audience? Show evidence of your research into LIKELY sources of distribution.
Online Distribution

Future Shorts - Future Shorts is the largest short lm network in the world. Since 2003, it has built a new audience for lm across the globe and has developed a platform for lmmakers that allows millions of people worldwide to engage in their work. They operate online, in live events and through commercial distribution, as they strongly believe in the social experience of lm. http://futureshorts.com/ Vimeo - From their website From the beginning, Vimeo was created by lmmakers and video creators who wanted to share their creative work, along with intimate
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Demonstrate the development of your nal project idea by completing this form. The feedback on your idea here is to help you work towards the completion of the nal proposal form at the end of 360MC module.

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personal moments of their everyday life. As time went on, like-minded people came to the site and built a community of positive, encouraging individuals with a wide range of video interests. We hope that you feel inspired to show us both your creative side as well as your friendly side. I have been using Vimeo for a few years now, and I feel that it is a great platform to distribute your work around the world. People can also give you feedback through comments on the comments bar. You can also join certain channels and groups to push out for a bigger audience. Film Festivals Future Shorts Festival - The Future Shorts Festival is the biggest pop up lm festival of its kind, showcasing the most exciting short lms around the world. Anyone, anywhere can set p a screening and be part of a massive screening network and a powerful global community. Download the pack here: http:// www.futureshorts.eu/FS_Festival_Intro_Nov_11.pdf I have also looked out other local and international lm festivals that could potentially screen my nal piece. Zero Film Festival Venice Film Festival Swansea Bay Film Festival Strawberry Shorts (lm festival) Spectre Film Festival Stockholm International Film Festival Sarajevo Film Festival Raindance Film Festival New Horizons International Film Festival London Film Festival Locarno International Film Festival Leeds International Film Festival IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

BUDGET + SKILLS AUDIT


Give a realistic budget breakdown of your project and make sure you can afford to make it. Also explain here why you are the right person to be making this project what skills, knowledge and experience will you be capitalizing on? Budget The budget breakdown sheet is attached as a separate page (This is a rough budget breakdown) Skills Audit Strengths Organisation, Communication, Time-Management, Story-boarding
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Demonstrate the development of your nal project idea by completing this form. The feedback on your idea here is to help you work towards the completion of the nal proposal form at the end of 360MC module.

[TECHNICAL] Cinematography, Camera Operating, Editing, Colouring, Motion Graphics, Graphics Design Weaknesses Script Writing, Casting [TECHNICAL] Sound, Lighting I am the right person for this project because I am very passionate to make this story come to life. I want to make this a visually beautiful lm and challenge my production skills. This will be my rst international lm, however I am condent that I will be able to achieve a high standard of work. I am condent with doing the cinematography, as I nd that I am good with my composition and framing, and nding the most beautiful shot. I have watched a couple of dozen dramas, especially British lm dramas in order to soak in the shots that they have used. Ive noticed that a lot of the dramas that Ive looked at have used natural lighting, in order to not take the emotion of the piece, instead of making it look supercial. I want to experiment with the colour grading for this lm. I have a huge interest with the effects of colour grading and I am very excited when it comes to the postproduction of this piece. Colour grading will help sell the shot of the lm. I know that my weaknesses are sound and lighting, however I will book tutorial times with the equipment technician to learn more about the equipment that Im not very competent with. I have also put down the one of my weaknesses is casting. In order to solve this issue, I will need to have a casting director with me, in order to help me nd the right cast and help me through the process of casting. I will also need to liaise very soon with casting agencies both in the UK and in Italy. I have already wrote a draft copy of the script. (Attached as a separate page) Ive worked with a group last year who did the short lm module, and I was able to assist them with the project. I helped them out by being a production assistant, hair/ make up artist, motion graphics and with the distribution (DVD cover design and lm poster). Also during the 260MC module last year, I directed a few of the short lms that we had produce. (Links below) The Projectionist Part I - http://vimeo.com/20447037 The Projectionist Part II - http://vimeo.com/20449821 The Last Letter - http://vimeo.com/20172292 This project will require a lot of time and effort, but I strongly feel that it will make a very good FMP. Although I have quite a big budget, I am condent that I can raise that money in order to bring this project to life.
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