Brief: to write a script fo a 3-5 minute drama.
That was it.
The best 8 out of the class would be adapted and produced at 2 minute shorts.
The imagination could run wild with that sort of information, however I really wanted to be one of those 8, so I set to work on a topic I have a strong personal interest in: The Blitz. I am sure many of you are yawning as you read, however to me the Blitz are fascinating, and I wanted people to see through my eyes.
I became interested in how the London underground stations became shelter for many members of the public during the Blitz, so the story developed from there.
Script proposal: UNDERGROUND
1940s London, Blitz. A family of three battle their way to shelter in the middle of an air raid.
The family is made up of a mother and two young children- it goes unsaid that the father is away fighting in the war.
The shelter they head for is an underground train station. On their journey they face the threat of being losing one another, injury, and even death.
In the end the family are faced with the tough decision of splitting up to survive.
And by the way, I became one of the 8.