In class, partners were assigned with the task of transforming a newspaper article into a story and had to display it in a storyboard form. Me and my partner had to be creative and either stick to the same story or add an alternative narrative. We decided to be creative and input a mysterious psychological aspect to it. The story is loosely based on the Hackney riots and we stuck with the same middle aged character. Due to his age, he’d be more susceptible to empathy from the audience. There are various scenes in which the audience would be on edge. An example would be when the youths circle him as he exits the alleyway.
The mysterious/psychological aspect of this short film follows to the end. The film finishes with the main character wondering his whereabouts. The audience will learn that he has dementia. This will engage the audience further as they will sympathise with this character who had to suffer a hard journey and forget it in the end. This cycle process refers to the riot narrative, in which havoc and crime will always take place. By using a middle aged- elderly man as the main character, the audience receive an abstract perspective on the riots and how it can affect individuals.