Cut

Created by Jamie Higgins, The Pitch 2020

Description

Cut follows one character through four different films and deals with the subject of seeing people but not perceiving the truth of who they really are. The first scene shows the protagonist in a toilet cubical staring unervingly at a pocket knife he has produced. The following scene shows him to be a policeman who is quickly killed when saving his young partner, in a busy club. It is then revealed that the club is actually a film set when the director shouts cut. The protagonist is now shown as an insecure actor trying to unsuccesfully seduce a female sound girl, cut is shouted again and we are now watching the same actor in another film within the previous one. He is now shown as an intimidating bully towards the young grip. Finally the grip shouts cut as he is fighting with the character. It is revealed that the grip is the director of the three films within one. The director then discovers that the main character has been suicidal throughout the four films and has his perception changed. The audience also realise that the first scene of possible suicide in the toilet was always who he was.

Biblical Connection

In all four gospels and the book of romans and Isaiah we have the same verse which speaks of those who see and do not perceive, hear and do not understand. The bible is a book that reveals Gods truth to us, the truth of who He is and who we really are ourselves. We are constantly reminded to seek the deeper truth of the human condition and to really try to understand each other before making a surface level judgement. Suicide is a massive problem today through the world, especially among men who make up 3 quarters of the statistics in the uk alone. I wanted to make a story that challenges our immediate perceptions of people and situations, and encourages us to really seek to perceive and understand those we often right off as sad, or a bit down. If we really took the teachings of Jesus and the old prophets and applied them to the ordinary encounters of life, we may find there is far more suffering and hurt than meets the eye. We may then change our perception and seek answers rather than settle on assumptions.