Inner Circle

Inner Circle

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  • Hehe you look like a fish 
  • What an idiot. YouTube's going to love it.
  • Help!
  • Dear Diary
  • Another day of being treated 
  • like a joke, by EVERYBODY.
  • Today's my birthday - April 1st.
  • Movie opens with a flashforward at a party. A girl is being held under water in a bathtub away from the party whilst someone else films it on a phone to post on social media. The girls cries for help are drowned out by the music from the party and the mocking laughs of the other girls. Montage style editing between the party and the bathroom, pace gradually increases to build tension. Diagetic sound of the girl's rapid heartbeat to build anticipation.
  • OMG. Yes! Yes! YES!
  • Sounds cool.
  • I heard it's your birthday today. Why don't you come to the party I'm holding at my house. Everyone will be there.
  • The movie starts off with the girl writing in her diary about how her life at school and home is terrible. She also mentions that it's her birthday and she expects it to be just as bad as any other day. Visual and sound match shot transition as she goes from going under in the bathtub to sitting up at her bed at home. Close up shots and medium shots of her as she's getting ready, so the audience can see her melancholy facial expression, increasing their likelihood to sympathise with the character.
  • Honey are you okay?
  • The next few scenes show her journey and experiences at school. She is relentlessly teased, picked on and objectified by her classmates because she is not like them. Voiceovers, in addition to dialogue, are used throughout this part of the movie to show how the character is feeling and how she longs to be accepted by everyone else and how she wishes she was part of the inner  circle. Shot from high angles to show she's not in a position of power and close ups of her face during voice overs to show her emotions in more detail.
  • Wait don't jump!
  • After a bout of teasing gets too personal, she escapes to the toilets to cry. The most popular girl in the school walks into the toilets, seemingly sincere and apologises for the actions of her friends. She acknowledges the girl's birthday and offers her an invite to a house party she is hosting later that evening. The girl is overjoyed at the prospect of her being accepted into the 'inner circle', but she has no idea that her supposed ally has an ulterior motive. Shot at eye level long shots to show the entire scene and over the shoulder shots during their conversation.
  • After the disastrous events at the party, Luna has reached the breaking point. She decides that if no one is willing to treat her like a human being, she should stop trying. Close up shots and medium shots of her face as she's crying to show her emotions in more detail. Voice over added in post producton to show how she's feeling. Non diagetic sounds of her concerned parents asking if she's ok.
  • She goes out on a walk to get soem fresh air, per her parents suggestions and ends up at the harbour. An attempt to clear her head quickly turns into her hanging on the edge of the railings and contemplating jumping. She's stopped by her highschool crush, who happens to be passing in the area, as he admits he also has feelings for her but has been too much of a coward to admit it or defend her against the bullies. Arial shots to show distance, low angle shots to show she's in control of the outcome of the situation and ambient sounds of seagulls and the seaside, linked to positive memories that contrast with her negative emotions.
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