So I have to write and shoot a short film for a program my TV Production teacher wants me to enroll in my senior year of high school. It has to be at most 10 minutes. The thing is that it is due in October so I don't want to make it overly complicated to film. I was originally going to shoot a 5-10 minute slasher film, but I didn't like the script I wrote. Then last night I had this idea: A film in which you see the characters and their body, but not their faces. You see their arms, legs, hair, ears, shoulders, pretty much everything but their faces. And this is the story line to go with it:
A girl is talking with her friends outside in school. She gets a text saying to meet in the bleachers. She goes to the field and meets a guy there. They start arguing. Apparently, she is one of the most popular girls in school, he's not. And at a Halloween party they hooked up. He read too much into it, and she pretty much tells him that she was drunk and it was a dare (or a lost bet). And most of the film is the conversation and the camera cuts to scenery and the characters' different body parts, but never their face. She turns to walk away, he grabs her. Cut to maybe an hour or so later. Her friends come to the bleachers looking for her. They find her behind the bleacher. She is dead. We finally see her face.
So this is pretty much my idea. I wanted to know what people thought of this before I started writing. I thought that the audience never seeing anyone's face until the end was pretty interesting. I like doing interesting things like that.
So what do you guys think? Opinions? Thoughts? Seem like a good idea? Seem easy to shoot?