Adapted from Anthony McGowan’s best selling novel and shot entirely on green screen, Kit Monkman and Marcus Romer’s debut feature The Knife That Killed Me tells a familiar story of contemporary adolescent pressures in a uniquely, unfamiliar way. Kit and Marcus join us to discuss how their green screen production approach enabled them to craft a film which fully plays out from the subjective perspective of its doomed main character.
The Knife That Killed Me (2014)
A journey through the memories of teenager Paul Varderman as he reflects on the events leading to the fatal moment his life is cut short. Paul moves to a new school and becomes involved with ‘The Freaks’, a group on the periphery of school life, those who don’t fit in: scene kids, emo kids, indie kids. Outsiders. At the same time he attracts the attention of the schools twisted and manipulative bully, Roth. When Paul delivers a message from Roth to the leader of a gang at a rival school, it sparks a dangerous feud. Faced with growing pressures from both groups, Paul must decide where his friendship lies, a decision that may cost him his life.
We set out to want to tell a new story in a new way, rather than setting out to be filmmakers.
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