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Excite: 1:20 Direct: 15
A is for Angelica (1:35)
A is for Angelica cover.jpg
Author: Iain Broome

Publisher: Legend Press

ISBN: 978-1908775986
ASIN: B008E7W180
Date Published: August 2012
Elements: Directive, Narrator, Video - Custom

I love the concept of this trailer. It was easy to produce using simple video editing with title overlays. The unusual approach gives a plot line summary in a humorous way and unusual for a trailer no music.

My only suggestion is at 1:35 it is a bit long. Edited closer to one minute would make it punchier.

A great example of basic production creating a powerful trailer.

LEAD Analysis

Lead None LEAD Timing Stopwatch.png
Excite [interest] Quirky custom video of the author shot multiple times from different angles then spliced together to give hard transitions from topic to topic covered in the book. This gives a disjointed feel but from what I can see a good representation of the tone of the book.
Amaze [hook] None
Direct [directive] Title, when available and website

Trailer Arc

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Publisher Intro

"My life is different now. I don't go to work. I don't have an office. I stay at home, hide behind curtains and make notes. I wait for something to happen."

Gordon Kingdom struggles with the fate of his seriously-ill wife while patiently observing and methodically recording the lives of those around him: his neighbours. He has files on them all, including Don Donald (best friend and petty thief), Annie Carnaffan (lives next door, throws footballs over the fence), and Benny (the boy who paints with his eyes closed).

Then there's Angelica, the new girl (42) on the street, with her multi-coloured toenails and her filthy temper. It's when she arrives that Gordon's world of half-truths really begins to unravel. Faced with a series of unexpected events and a faltering conscience, he's left with an impossible decision.

Because in the banality of everyday life, what would you do if the unthinkable happened?