In producing the remake of A Mid Summer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare my group and I equally split up the work. I contributed by writing the character description, planning out, analyzed the costumes that each character was going to wear and picked out the music to go with the videos. I also edited and put together the final video as well as the Director’s notebook. Finally, I helped with some of the videography along with the lightings we used. For the acting part, I played Derek and Ryan, the two lead male roles who were caught in the love triangle that this storyline presents.
The theme of our short film is even though love is a common human feeling, romantic emotions often end up with complications due to miscommunication, insecurity, jealousy, and unrequited love from others. My first character, Derek finds himself in a struggle to get his girlfriend, Ava to “step up” their relationship and move forward to another level of intimacy due to being together for a long time. Although, Ava responds with wanting to take things slow since she deems herself unprepared to move forward. The next day they both go to a college party where Spencer tries to open Derek up about what’s troubling him. Then to separate Derek and Ava for her own benefit, Spencer starts a rumor that Ava went forward with Ryan instead of Derek. As soon as Derek overhears this he is instantly infuriated and goes looking for Kelsey to make a move on her. Although, Kelsey is already passionately in love with Ryan. Ryan, who is fed up with being constantly stalked and followed by Kelsey tries to get rid of her leaving Kelsey alone and depressed. Derek then goes and tries to talk to Kelsey but then as soon as he starts to start a not so friendly conversation with Kelsey she runs away leaving Derek further depressed about himself. Derek’s romantic complications provide the audience with a relatable situation that can happen in a relationship.
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