10. Use a Historical Incident as a Background
This is a useful approach as it lends imagery and texture to the film and offers a starting point for the narrative to be driven.
From a general history book, take any world event and discuss the human and family reaction to it. What synopsis could emerge?
Example: During a Cuban Missile Crisis, a boy in Northern Ireland is deeply concerned. He decides to write to both presidents…
The Pathe archive, now freely available on Learning NI may be a useful resource for any product developed out of this exercise.