I would like to do something with more focus on Identity, after reviewing some of the previous years openings I feel I would want to make something with more focus on character. Focus on a character’s weakness would be good such as:

  • Psychosis
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucination
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Agoraphobia
  • Reliance on drugs

I also think the setting could be more creative such as:

  • A hospital ward (made with sheets)
  • Locked in their own house
  • On the streets

I would like the main character to be (if main character is male):

  • Easy to emphasise with
  • Down on their luck (makes easier to emphasise with during recession)
  • Strong but with a fatal flaw
  • Possible femme fatale who is his weakness
  • Someone to prey on their weakness

If female (as they are usual male leads):

  • Driven (Independant)
  • Fatal flaw
  • Weakness possibly male version of femme fatale
  • Easy to emphasise with
  • Someone to prey on their weakness

I wouldn’t want to use guns as it would be hard to find a good prop like it. I would be more interested in the psyche of the character.

Ideas for plot:

  • Character is afraid to leave the house, gets evicted
  • Drug addict on the streets running from people
  • Hallucinating in hospital (could use interesting imagery e.g. blood)
  • Schizophrenic, more open about it, knows other personality is there uses to advantage
  • Character is depressed feels useless, detective