I watched films and looked at other forms of media so I could come up with ideas for my TV series proposal. Giving me inspiration for themes and characters in my concept.
The Road – Film
(father and son)
The Road is post apocalyptic world, where most of humanity has been wiped out. It doesn’t really explain what caused this, only hints at it. The story follows a Father and Son trying to get through America in this grim time. I really like the aspect of the Father and son relationship with trying to get though the world. I feel like I want to take this aspect into my concept. With also the actual design of the world.
I like how the world is decaying and how all the trees are dying. I feel that this is a nice way to reflect what is happening to human morals and humanity itself. I feel that this would be important to include in my concept and proposal. I also enjoy the characters of the film, with the Dad being the more cautious and aware one. Whilst the Son is more caring and more trusting in the world.
Children Of Men – Film
(picture of clive owen and woman)
Children of men is a film about fertility in women has stopped, and no child has been born in 18 years. I really like children of men for the aspect of that the main character has to protect someone who holds the cure to humanity problems with them. This adds a tension to the whole story whilst also still having that strong bond. I want to use this in my story as I feel it will add a lot of depth.
Metro 2033 – Video Game
What I like about Metro 2033 post apocalyptic world is that the atmosphere on the surface is deadly and that people have had to move into the metro to stay alive. I really like this take on the whole post apocalyptic genre. I want to take this into my idea combined with someone who could save humanity. I feel like this would make for a good combination.
The Last of Us – Video Game
The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Players control Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting a teenage girl named Ellie across a post-apocalyptic United States. Ellie being immune to the virus that is devastating the world, having the cure to humanity with her. I really like the combination here having the Father and Daughter relationship whilst also having to protect her due to being the key to survival.
(picture of Joel and Ellie)
My favourite aspect of this video game, is the character arches of both protagonists in the story, with also their relationship developing over time. From being bitter towards each other to being practically family. This is something that I want to show in my series, having their relationship over the several hours of the TV series.
I also really like the SCI-FI elements of the game. Having people that get infected through a fungal infection. With also people being divided into sections. I want to bring the government being a very dominant force into my story, forcing people into sections. As this seems very controlling, adding to the grim nature of what the world has turned into.
In conclusion, I feel that most of the themes explored in these films and games are mostly about humanity. Dealing with death and destruction. Most of the key themes being very grim and depressing in the post apocalyptic/SCI-FI. This someone I want to reflect in my TV, about the lost of humanity and of empathy towards other people. Having the “one for all,” mentality.