I’m currently working on the script for my first audiovisual production (that is, short film) at the university. I’ve grouped with two great girls who are really good to brainstorm and bounce ideas back and forth with. Them being female, I expected the worst and brought a love story to the table initially, but one of them proposed a story about a schizophrenic, and I was sold immediately. The story we settled on after a few revisions for some reason reminds me of Hurt by Nine Inch Nails, so I see this as a great opportunity to finally try to write something around a piece of music.
I’d like to establish a certain synergy between the film and its soundtrack, using the song to define and build a particular style in the way the story is presented. As I work on the script, I keep Hurt running on repeat so I remain in that mellow, slightly threatening and sinister mindset. I’ve only written the first few minutes of the film, but I think the intro is really good and I know pretty much exactly how the ending will be structured according to the song. I only hope I can cut up the song like I want so we won’t end up making a glorified music video
Of course I still have to sell the idea of integrating this song so strongly in the film to the others, but I think they’ll agree when I show them the first draft of the script.