Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
"Everything Happens in Black and White" started with the idea of writing a horror film that questioned reality. As the writing process continued I realized that I couldn't just write mindless violence. There had to be motivation behind the violence for people to connect with what was happening. Once I made that connection, the script took on the structure of switching back and forth between the violence, and the story leading up to the violence. From the beginning I wanted the film to be in black and white in order to produce a feeling of stark disconnect. I believed this would add creepy suspense to the story. Describing how "everything happens in black and white" as the first line of the script turned out to be a perfect title. Not only would the film be seen in black and white, but the essential story relates to how people often make snap black and white decisions in life. Is this person good or evil? Or, is that action justified or not? Ultimately, the story questions whether we should see everything in black and white terms.