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Thursday, January 12, 2012


Drama – Ben Toplis
3 x 50 Min's 
Drama Mini-Series
Tony belongs to a private organisation that concentrates on gaining government information and then changing it to suit the requirement of a person’s life. There is a certain fee to pay for each individual, which does not come cheap. Tony is being tracked by the government and is about to face the consequences.
Part 1 – Opening Sequence
The story begins with a view off a large organisational building. A view of the main doors opens up with a tracking motion (camera) moving throughout the building, up elevator shafts, through air ducts etc. Whilst this motion is happening, there will be a matrix effect on a few of the walls. This opening sequence will take us through the building to tony’s office, here, the sound will go silent and the camera will do a close up of tony. All you will here at this stage is Tony typing on his computer.
Part 1 – Tony is busy typing up reports about foreign objects contaminating our environment for his boss. He then receives an unexpected email from an unknown source. Like most people, Tony ignored the email as he thinks it may contain something harmful. We then see 6 hours into the future. Tony is present as he comes back from a coffee break and sits back down at his desk. All of a sudden, he receives another email from this unknown source. This email automatically opens and tony has lost all control of his computer. A box appears on the screen and words start to appear, “Tony, I can not reveal my identity at this time, but we are in dire need of your assistance, Come to the following destination enclosed in the envelope”. Tony struggles to work out what is meant by this and tries to forget about the whole thing. He does not inform anybody as to what has happened. He then leaves work to make his way home.

Part 2 – We see Tony climbing the stairs to his flat, he opens the door to find an envelope on the floor, he picks at his brains for a short period of time before he realises that it is more than likely the envelope he was told he would receive. He sits down on his sofa and opens the envelope. It reads “We would like to meet you tony, you could be something people dream off. The pay is incredible, Please come to the following address”. Tony spends numerous hours thinking what he could be in for, what could happen and if there was any route out of it. He knew he was being followed but how. Where is the address?
Later that night, Tony is lying in bed in darkness with the bedside lamp directed at his face. Tony is mumbling words to himself, he then suddenly jumps up and says “I wonder”. He then runs to his computer and looks at the emails he received. He remembered, he could make a bounce connection back to the sender. He does this and another pop up box appeared on his computer. It said “Well done Tony, come to this address and we will talk”. Tony now knew where he was going. His brain flowing with information, so much so that he fell asleep thinking about it. Several weird dreams later!
Part 3 – Tony woke up early in the morning and made his way to the address, a train and several bus expenses later, he turned up at and abandoned apartment building. The building was very secluded and had hundreds of wires smothered on the outside of the building. Tony thought nothing of this but entered the address anyway. Just inside the main door of the building, there was a young lad waiting. He guided Tony up to the second floor of the complex, passing many open doors, holding hundreds of computers and what looked like servers. He then entered a room which contained an older man. After a long chat, Tony had been hired to work in a government infiltration business. Tony had the skills and was accepted with arms open wide. Not long after joining, he managed to infiltrate a corporate system and killed of all information on the system. Tony later realised that this was not an attempt at a job, but that he had been stitched up. He decided he will dig up some information about the person he was working for and found the worst possible information possible. He was just a computer programme who was sceduled for deletion. He could do nothing to prevent this and soon disappeared.
Production Style: 
The shots will mostly be tracking shots. This allows us to follow Tony and the events that happen. This character moves around a lot, There is not much dialogue to follow. There will be a few close up shots on Tony and 1 or 2 at the meeting point.
The editing will involve a few visual effects such as the title sequence and the email pop up. The editing will be at a pace that allows us to follow the footsteps in which Tony is taking. Most of the drama will be following Tony.
The soundtrack will be very Techno. It will need to be similar to the Matrix theme. Out of this world.

Tony will be played by- Johny Lee Miller 
Mysterious Man will me played by- David A. Stewart
The 3 Part drama will be filmed on a London estate.

References: The Matrix
References: Tron

Narrow Road to Nowhere

Narrow Road to Nowhere
Documentary – Ben Toplis

1 x 30 Min's 
One-off documentary
A documentary following child and the relationships they have through online interaction. Will follow the lives of children and their use of Internet (Parents will be present at all times). Looking at how venerable children can be and how to avoid obvious attacks.
Looking at previous attacks through the Internet, Ways in which these attacks can be avoided and prevented. How to report these attacks, and which companies can do something about it. Personal interview with CEOP to gain their views on the subject.
We will also be walking the life of a child whist they are using Social networking websites and messenger programmes. We will be asking them questions to see if they know who they are actually talking to. We shall write reports and gather information. Any stressing information will be passed on to the correct authority.
Introduction – For the introduction, we will have a voice over that will tell the viewers what it is the documentary is about. It will be simple and easy to understand as well as what will be included. This may also be an opportunity to cover anyone that may be present in the documentary or an actor to take the place of any children.
Scene 1 – We will begin by introducing our presenter for the day, the presenter will then describe what is going on, what has happened, and who they are going to see. He/She will then be present with a family that has had issues with the online relationship issues. There will be a 1 to 1 cover with the parents and then a 1 to 1 with the child/children. (All parents will be present).
Scene 2 – With the correct permission, we will follow the Child's activities whilst they are on a computer. They will inform us as to what they do in their everyday activities, who they talk to, and how much information they give out every day.
Scene 3 – We will then meet up with one of the personnel that work with CEOP and have a discussion on some of the security features and certain measures they have in place for protecting children against attacks. This will be brief as we must then bring the data we have gained back to the parents and show them what can be done.
Scene 4 – We will then go away and look at some safety software that can be placed onto a computer for other security protection. We will do some surveys into which is best to use and how popular the software is. This will show the population the different methods that can be taken to secure your children.
Scene 5 – We will then close the documentary with the information we have learnt, as well as solutions to take if you feel your child is vulnerable.