Friday, 1 April 2011

EVALUATION: Question 3 - Who would be the audience for your media product?

The target audience for our thriller opening is mainly teenage girls/young women, ranging from to the age of 15 to 40. This wide range of ages, starting from 15, makes it possible for more people of different ages to watch the film in the cinema. Although our thriller inspiration 'Captivity' has an age certificate of 18, we decided that making our thriller's age certificate a 15 would make it more appealing to a wider audience.

This review of 'Captivity' that was made by someone called Jared shows how the film may appeal to men, as he says "I like seeing Elisha Cuthbert, she was really really hot in the film". This shows that an attractive woman in a film will attract a male audience. Thus, our thriller will potentially be appealing to men also.

I have taken a few photos, depicting the contents of our film's typical audience members handbag. Her name is Melissa Sozen, a 23 year old accountant. Her hobbies include reading, watching DVD's, shopping (alot) mostly in River Island, and the one she enjoys the most, going to the cinema. She leads a pretty hectic lifestyle, so she does her best to squeeze her hobbies into her free time. Melissa goes to the cinema quite frequently with her friends and family, her favourite genres include horror, thriller and action.

In her handbag there is:
  • cinema tickets
  • a thriller book
  • cosmetics
  • her phone
  • keys
  • her purse

She owns over 90 DVD's which she watches whenever she is too tired or has not got enough time to go to the cinema.

These are a few of the books she owns, generally within the horror and thriller genre.

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