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

13 Apr

From our questionnaire…

Age Range

This shows what our audience thought of the age range of our film opening should be. Admittedly, the age range the audience have decided on is quite surprising because as a group we thought our film opening would be classed as a 12/15 rating whereas the audience decided the age range would be more of a 15/18 age rating with some people suggesting it was an 18+. We found this question to be very useful and the results were very interesting, overall we think that a 15 rating would be most suitable for our opening as it will have a lot of horror scenes and some violence and strong language which is typical for a 15 rated film.

Below is the information about rating 15 and what films contain with a 15 rating. These are just some of the aspects relating to a 15 rating that may be relelvant to our film opening, this information is taken from http://www.bbfc.co.uk/what-classification/15

How much strong language is there in a 15?

There could potentially be a great deal. At 15 there is no upper limit on the number of uses of strong language (eg f***).

Occasionally there may be uses of the strongest terms (eg ‘c***’), although continued or aggressive use will not normally be passed 15.

Can there be strong violence?

Yes, at 15 violence may be strong. It should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury, however, and the strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable.

Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also unlikely to be acceptable.

Easily accessible weapons may not be glamorised.

What about horror works?

Many horror films are rated 15. At 15 there can be strong threat and menace (as long as it is not sadistic or sexualised), although the strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable.

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From this information, we can quite easily say that our film would be a 15 as it would contain strong horror works but not any strong gory images with some strong violence and quite strong language. So this rating would be suitable for our film as the audience would be of the right age to go and watch our film.

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