The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a feature length film directed by and starring Ben Stiller which is due for release in late December 2013. The film is based on a short story by James Thurber in 1939 (here is the full short story http://bnrg.eecs.berkeley.edu/~randy/mitty.html) and although neither are in the format we’re researching the trailer seems to have the same feel as what we want to evoke but we would like a slight increase in comedic appeal. I feel when writing our script and story, the short story could be useful.
Obviously the film has a far higher budget than we could ever dream of but some of the ideas are interesting and similar to ours such as the lonely protagonist, a love interest and different genres showed throughout. The visual style is excellent and the quirky feel would probably benefit our short film. I believe we can look to this for inspiration.
I think the use of music is very nice however it’s not quite what we want but it’s good to see if that doesn’t work we could just use a single track or have multiple songs that aren’t entirely genre specific.
The trailer also looks to show how key actors are, of course we could only dream of getting Ben Stiller in our short but it’s important to note how important they are.
I also need to point out that obviously this is totally different to what we have to make and we won’t be making a trailer or full length feature but a short film.