Friday, 13 March 2009

4. Who would be the audience for your media product?

Our opening sequence was acceptable to be classed as a 12a as it includes footage similar to the expectations of the BBFC official website.

12A – Suitable for 12 years and over. No-one younger than 12 may see a ‘12A’ film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a ‘12’ rated video or DVD. Responsibility for allowing under-12s to view lies with the accompanying or supervising adult.


The theme of our piece is thriller government spy themed. We believe that the theme is not suitable for younger children, mainly because we don't believe they'll will understand/grasp what's going on.


The use of strong language (eg 'fuck') must be infrequent and as we hardly have the characters swear, we are still in the guidelines for this and racist abuse is also of particular concern but we dont have any references to this so we are good for this.


The bbfc say that, "Violence must not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood." As we only have one scene with violence in and that does not have any blood in sight and the injures are not horrific, we are ok for this to be a 12a. They also say,


Sustained moderate threat and menace are permitted. Occasional gory moments only. Our film doesnt have any gory moments to it and as moderate threats and menace are allowed, we fit into this as we have harmless threats in one scene.

As our film has reference to drugs, It fits in with the gidelines of a 12a as the bbfc say,

"Any misuse of drugs must be infrequent and should not be glamorised or instructional." and as we do not show much of them and do not make them sound good, we are ok in this area.

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