Our Story Elements

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  • What’s the narrative spine of your piece?

The theme of the entire piece is: community. Exploring a specific community formed around an old hobby.

  • What are your main characters? What are your plans for getting footage besides boring talking head shots?

Our main characters are going to be prominent members of the community at Claddagh Yarns. This includes the owner, Amanda, and Anna, one of the most loyal members of the community. We want to have a nice spread of characters though, we want to get footage of people of all ages, races, genders, and skill level talking about the store and the community that has flourished there.

I think the best asset we have for getting interesting footage is the actual craft of knitting. We’ll have access to people making projects of all kinds.

  • How is conflict driving your story?

The conflict is a sad one: Claddagh is closing down if they cannot find someone to buy the business. So this film will act as a love letter of sorts, showing the shop at its’ best.

  • What kind of change do you wish to unfold within your piece?

The arc we want is the taking some solace out of the fact that the shop is closing. It’s a super sad thing but we want to show that the community is strong enough to survive this and continue to flourish.

  • What’s the inciting incident and point of entry in your story?

The inciting incident will be the owner Amanda deciding to open the store. She quit her job as an editor to open the store, which is really interesting and shows her passion for the craft.

  • What issues do you foresee having making your piece visually strong?

I think finding interesting shots inside the store, of more quiet areas, will be challenging. No doubt there will be plenty of shots but it’s more like finding a way to make them really interesting.