We want this to be an artistic film, therefore we are creating a narrative around what we want to display on screen.
As an aesthetic choice of the film we want to engage fast and elegant movements against changing spaces. Parkour is an ideal athletic activity to be shown against this dystopian background. This is because Parkour, also known as free running has a idealistic style of freedom.
The world that we want to create is drab, boring and monotone. We will be careful to include slower paced segments at the beginning and end. These will help a standard cinema audience relate to the story ark, with excitement climaxing in the middle of the film.
Parkour originated in France, and we wanted the viewer (who would typically be english speaking) to feel slightly less comfortable in the opening segments of the film to help enhance the dark narrative. Therefore, we set the film in an alternate reality france.
Within this reality Milk is a powerful drug more potent that Heroine. It has become illegal, and honest people have resorted to taking milk when they get up with their drinks, main meals and even before they sleep. We chose milk as our drug as we wanted to set a juxtaposition as to make our film memorable. If we had chosen a conventional real world drug then we would have lost some of the magic of the later parts of the film.
After our character Yao takes the milk as he is pursing the milk holder the fim drastically changes, this is because the effects of the Milk take effect.
We wanted our film to appear surreal at first and then totally unreal in the later stages of the film, in order to create our ideal dreamscape. The second half of the film will be a hallucination from the eyes of the chaser. Drugs are often associated with being able to make one generate impressive dreamscapes within ones own mind. We will make the idea of hallucination create our dreamscape through use of colour, mise en scene, and space.