My Introduction

My Introduction:

My name is Amy Bauco, my candidate number is 9013. I am part of group 1 and the other members of my group are Shayam Utting (9164) and Monica Aghadiuno (9365). To see my work please see the labels on the right hand side named AS Research and Planning, AS Construction and AS Evaluation. Our final opening sequence is shown below, along with a group photo next to it, on the right.

Our Film Opening Sequence

Our Film Opening Sequence:

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Knife That Killed Me Case Study Introduction

The Knife That Killed Me:

Film genre and type of production?
- Teenage Drama Film
- Thriller
- Independent film
- Low budget
- 15 due to strong language, strong sex references, strong violence and drug use.

What's the film about?

- Outsiders
- Gang crime
- Rivalry
- Friendship
- Death
- A journey through the memories of teenager Paul Vaderman as he reflects on the events leading to the fatal moment his life is cut short.

British Independent Films Fansite
Mild Concern

Global and UK release dates? Where and what formats?

- 18th April 2014 - London Independent Film Festival
- It was screened to International buyers at the film market attached to the Cannes   International Film Festival on Wednesday May 15th
- 25th June 2014 - Coventry Literary Festival
- 15th July 2014 - Multiplatform premiers at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester and Franks CafĂ©, London, National Media Museum, Bradford - Totally Random Books Site
- 27th July 2014 - Screening at York Picturehouse Cinema - included a Q&A
- 17th - 19th October 2014 - Rome Film Festival (European premier)
- UK release: (for online streaming and DVD and VOD) 28th October 2014
- No theatrical release
- Assumed universal release for DVD
- Notting Hill Picture House Screening for charity on 23rd October 2014.

Range of Venues

Official Website TKTKM Schedule
Mild Concern Fansite
British Independent Films Fansite

Nationality of the Film?

- British Drama: British actors, producers, directors, distribution
- Production at Green Screen studios in North East England in association with Pilot Theatres and Palace Pictures.
- Kickstarter British release
- Article in the Yorkshire evening post to advertise the film, set in that area.

One And Another Filmsite

Institutions behind the film's production budget?

- Production companies:
  - Gloucester Palace Films
  - Green Screen Productions (brought in the producers and director)

- Producers:

  - Alan Latham
  - Thomas Mattinson

- Distribution:

  - Universal Pictures (based in London) - predicted to be behind the DVD release, currently not doing anything with it.
  - Focus Features (based in California) distributing in the US.
  - Stealth Media Group (based in Brighton) are an international film and TV sales and distribution company.

IMDB Company Credits

Marcus Romer Blog Entry 2

What's the film's production budget? What's the source of finance?

- Production budget - about £3 million
- Funding companies:
  - International Pictures Three and Gloucester Palace Films (funded by Metador)
  - Premier Picture
  - Also had support and help from Universal Pictures.
  - Visual effects and post production was delivered by the University of York TFTV department.

IMDB Company Credits
Marcus Romer Blog Entry 1
Kit Monkman
Matador Pictures

Who's the director? Reputation?
- Producers are known for small UK projects.
- Director Kit Monkman is an artist and film maker. He is the creative director of KMA.

- Director Marcus Romer is the artistic director of Pilot Theatre. He is a playwright, director and small time actor.
Marcus Romer

Green Screen Studios
Any connections with other films?
- Used the same 'green screen' technique as '300', 'Sin City' and 'The Adventures of Tin Tin'
- Was very different to other films.
- The only other synergy was with the book (it widens the reach and possible audience).

Mild Concern
Stealth Media Group

How has the film been cast? Who's in it?
A casting call for the role of Paul was posted on October 26, 2011 and another for 'Yorkshire-based teenagers' was posted on January 9, 2012.
- Main character played by Jack McMullen - known for Waterloo Road, Grange Hill and Brookside.
- He would have a national reputation for these popular British TV shows.
- The rest of the cast are small scale British Independent Film actors for example Reece Dinsdale (Waterloo Road).

A still from the film
Core audience? Secondary/tertiary markets?
- Core Audience: Young, British adults and teenagers.
- (Not a film for children)
- Secondary Audiences:
  - People from the north ie. York due to the setting
  - Fans of the book 
- Tertiary Audiences:
  - Fans of the main actor, Jack McMullen
  - Fans of dramas
  - Fans of indie movies

Kickstarter Event?

- Kickstarter campaigning with the aim of raising money to fund a one-off screening both online and at various pop-up locations, on the 15th July 2014 (see venues above).
- Free event
- Open to a global audience
- Aimed to raise £20,000 and raised just over that amount

University of York

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