Robbed of their humanity, two friends find themselves on the edge of morality. In a post apocalyptic world what does it take to get it back?
We started with a backstory of the photo with the kid wearing the gas mask (fires be damned!). We really loved the photo and were intrigued by the world we could create around that photo. We knew we had to utilize a kid and the character had to mesh so we chose the hooded figure (torn) and figured we could make that an older version of the boy with the gas mask. We chose the grungy abandoned setting (the long walk) to resemble the post apocalyptic world we created. We had to give him a goal which was ultimately to find himself and help others and become more like his father so we chose the picture of the wall and the guy struggling to climb up (don't let go). We chose the telephone pole photo (too many shows to show) to resemble how much time has passed and the hopelessness of peoples postings being there as people pass through the city. We chose (my mom) as the relationship because it resembled death, sadness and used that as a scene to show the main character after his mother passed. The relationship between the boy and his father is vital to the overall concept. For unknown we chose the mile marker photo (trouble ahead) not only because the name meshed so well with an upcoming scene but because it worked great as a b roll transition shot to show them traveling from location to location. The discovery photo we utilized at the beginning of a scene where he discovers himself and realizes he's not the man his father taught him to be. He gets into an argument with his friend over morals and humanity his father spoke about. We honestly felt every photo helped tie the story together and worked perfectly with the screenplay as well as forced us to really be creative.