Turn is a powerful short film which examines and questions societal norms as well as the role perspectives play in shaping views. A sophisticated film touching on multiple topics, the film is centred around the story of an unrequited love between a girl who’s temporarily wheelchair- bound due to an injury and a paraplegic, wheelchair-bound boy. It is packed with multiple dimensions, leaving the audience with many questions and being constantly nudged to re- examine their thinking, leaving them on edge and perhaps wanting to rewatch the film.
The story follows Girl and Carer, both two students entering a new school for the first time. Girl, a shy, insecure young teenager is followed and assisted by Carer, a neutral, kind guy for most of her everyday needs. Boy, also wheelchair-bound albeit due to paraplegia, meets the pair and instantly develops a close friendship. He shows them around the area, cracking jokes with them along the way. Girl immediately falls for him yet due to her being shy and insecure, she is unable to pull it together to make any moves with Boy. She also mistakenly believes that Boy has feelings for her as well due to a combination of not paying attention to details from her perspectives and psychosomatic thinking. Boy, in fact, actually has feelings for Carer who is almost always next to her, leading to her mistaken beliefs. This is unfortunately not known by Girl and eventually, she decides to ask Boy out with the interest of seeing a movie together. Right before the moment she does, however, she finally sees and realises where Boy’s feelings truly lie when he comes out as gay in a passionate moment with Carer.
This project is classified as one of moderate difficulty. Its story is sophisticated and complex, touching on many topics which require both skilful talent as well as cinematographic execution. It does, however, only contain eleven scenes which should streamline production. The team size required to produce this film will also be minimal. Special attention to detail will be needed.