Fay gave us the task of coming up with a SCI-FI concept for film. This is giving us practice for when we have to come up with a TV show idea and make a proposal for it. We would then pitch the idea to get us prepared for when we have to make a pitch for the TV idea that will actually be assessed.
My idea is heavily inspired by the films The road, and Children of Men. This is because I want to do a story about the post apocalyptic world where humanity is on its last legs. While also having someone who could save humanity from its struggle. Like this idea explored in the Children of Men, due to the fact it adds a lot of tension to the new world we are introduced to. And I feel its interesting to see characters put into a really important situations for the world.
I also influenced by other forms of media as well. I looked at games like Last of Us that also explore the idea of someone being able to save humanity. Seeming like a hybrid of The road, having the Father and Son like bound, and Children of Men, having someone who could save humanity. Whilst also looking towards the Metro 2033 games for its world building. Which I will take into consideration when pitching.
One sentence synopsis: 50 years in the future where a skin disease is bringing the collapse of humanity, one man is immune to disease and holds the cure.
This story is a Post apocalyptic science fiction, set 50 years in the future in America, where most of humanity has been ravaged by the earth’s atmosphere causing people to have a fatal skin disease. With it also being contagious. Making their skin peel off and shorten their lifespan. Causing people who aren’t infected to move into the underground subway away from the atmosphere. Leaving the “Croakers,” on the surface.
The protagonist, called Gael, is not really a hero more of a selfish person. Having a history of not obeying by the government regulations and also has a past of smuggling between sections. He can be distance with people, due to losing people close to him in the past.
After realising that he is immune to the atmosphere and the skin disease, he must find a group called the “clickers,” resistance militia to the government (who live are in unmoderated sections of the subway) to help him find a cure.
First major plot point of the story On one of his smuggling missions to the surface his gas mask cracks, exposing himself to the atmosphere. After sometime there are no symptoms appearing. When returning to his subway section, he is randomly checked for infection.
Second major plot point of the story. Coming up as positive he escapes before being killed. Knowing he is immune to the disease, he decides to try and find the group called the “clickers.” A terrorist organisation who fight against the government.
Third major plot point of the story After traveling across most of America, struggling with harsh conditions and conflicts of the outsiders. He finds a young girl, called Rachel, who reminds him of his daughter. Having to take her under his wing and look after her. To protect her from the harsh world of 2067.
The climax…the resolution After reaching the “clickers,” he has to make a decision to sacrifice himself for the slight chance to help humanity, leaving Rachel behind to try and survive on her own. Or stay with Rachel so she isn’t being left on her own. Rachel being the only thing he has.