When we were deciding on our film we had numerous different influences, which helped us to come up with the idea of our short film. There films include "Shaun of the Dead" and "Scary Movie". Shaun of the dead provided us with the genre of a "zombie" theme whilst Scary movie provided us with the basis of a comical output and from that we could successfully builds on those ideas. The characters in "Shaun of the Dead" will partially be used, particularly their characteristics.
"Shaun of the Dead" is another key influence for our film. The genre of our film is also very similar to that of "Shaun of the Dead" as its based on humans turning into Zombies, however in our case its just one person. In addition to this our characters are also based around the characters from this film. "Ed" will be rein acted in our film as the lazy, messy character, similar to "Ed".
Other influences include:
Our potential target audience for our film will be 15+ however we believe it will be primarily targeted at teenagers because of its comical and humorous nature and don’t think its suitable for children because they may not understand the concept that the wife of Luke (main character) wont know what is happening and only he does. In additton to this an older audience will understand the realism of the film such as the everyday tasks that everyone has to do.