The briefs to choose from either The Tempest, MacBeth or Romeo and Juliet. I chose Romeo and Juliet.
We had to adapt the script and redesign it how ever we wanted. I would set it in the middle of the Irish Civil War (1922–23). The families being spilt by different regions. Juliet’s family being from Northern Ireland and Romeos bring the republic of Ireland.
Below: Influences, mood boards, concepts of interior and exterior locations. Also character profiles and story board of opening scene.
I was interested in films from the 20’s. The overall aesthetic is something that I would incorporate. The look, mood and feel of them.