361MC: Original outline for Little Rag Doll – Six Broken Sticks music video

Myself and the band had discussed the prospect of creating a voodoo theme for the narrative and created a rough outline collaboratively, with the narrative featuring the two characters with Tom Creese (the band’s singer/guitarist) taking the lead role alongside Mourn the Model:

 

First verse. THE GIRL sits, with a pots of pins in her hand. Shot of RAGDOLL, with TOM CREESE’s face humorously plastered on top. RAGDOLL CREESE then fades into a shot of THE REAL TOM CREESE’S own face, (again potentially humorous). THE GIRL contemplates the pot of pins then looks at THE REAL TOM CREESE, with a sly grin.

THE GIRL walks up and studies to TOM CREESE during the lines “I want to know all of your secrets”. TOM CREESE looks at THE GIRL in a similar examining way. THE GIRL walks away from TOM CREESE … who mouths after her “You only disagreed with me”. He doesn’t sing “And now you’ll pay the penalty/I want to plant something in your bedroom”. This suggests that TOM CREESE is thinking these lines in his head (i.e. harbouring unspoken violent thoughts).

By this point the girl has picked up RAGDOLL CREESE and is examining him. During “Excoriate the eyelids/ slice up the upper lip/ submit to my id” lines she is gently stroking the eyes and lips of RAGDOLL CREESE. THE GIRL sees TOM CREESE from afar, who is now playing guitar and singing into a microphone.

During the bits where it goes quiet, THE GIRL goes up to TOM CREESE, and grabs his arm. At this point TOM CREESE ignores the girl completely and carries on singing. THE GIRL takes out a pin from her pot. During the last bit of singing, just as the instruments come crashing back in – there is a shot of her hand over-dramatically raising the pin her head. Her hand goes out of shot as she violently stabs. The stabbing occurs off-screen. Distance shot , possibly an aerial shot. The girl is on top of the injured TOM CREESE and is repeatedly ‘stabbing’. TOM CREESE is dead on the floor, (potentially make-up/blood could feature here) THE GIRL grabs the RAGDOLL, and tears TOM CREESE’S face off, leaving just a normal RAGDOLL She stabs the RAGDOLL (potentially with a knife) and then throws it on the floor.

Final Shot: RAGDOLL is on the floor with blood coming out of it. The photo of TOM CREESE’S face on it lies beside the RAGDOLL.”

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