Red Rose

Social Media Drama – TV Series
Episodes 1 to 5 (Blocks 1 & 2) 

Block 1 Director Ramon Salazar
Block 2 Director Henry Blake


★★★★☆
“Explores the very darkest depths of social media.”
The Independent




A group of friends, adrift in the summer following school exams, hang out on the Bolton moors with little sense of purpose. Rumours circulate of a phone app offering rewards in return for taking on increasingly dangerous challenges. (Isis Hainsworth, Amelia Clarkson, Harry Redding, Natalie Blair, Ellis Howard).  

Filmed in Manchester (Lancashire), England.
Production Designer Stéphane Collonge
Graphic Designer Chris Barber
Assistant Graphic Designer Eloise Walker








HAND PROPS – ROCHELLE’S PHONE
Interactive Phone Apps and Phone Case
The Director’s suggestion for Rochelle’s phone case was to incorporate some texture so I added a few scrapbook style mementos of her mother who had passed away some years previously.  As Rochelle’s relationship with the Red Rose app starts with it’s attempt to represent her missing maternal presence, I chose a familiar, soft and friendly typeface of Adelle Sans (below, third row) and as the real intentions of the app were revealed I changed the typeface to DIN (below, fourth row) namely a slightly harder, more engineered, mechanical artifact designed by group committee for directing and controlling people in mass wayfinding systems. 











INT. ROCHELLE’S HOUSE
Food and Drug Packaging
Production Designer’s request for a cheap, low cost brand cereal packet, in addition to a milk label and paracetamol carton in Rochelle’s kitchen.











HAND PROPS – WREN’S PHONE
Interactive Phone Apps and Phone Case
The Director’s suggestion for the general design of phone screens was for an anondyne appearance. I created a mix of elements similar to Apple and android with the aim of creating user interfaces that were analogous, anonymous and familiar across different platforms.








  





HAND PROPS – ANTONY’S PHONE & BOOK
Book Cover and Interactive Phone Apps
Antony is hiding his sexuality from his friends and is secretly using Krush, a gay dating app, on his android phone with the script describing an “orange glow.” The script writer’s main reference for the cover design of Antony’s fantasy novel was the Eye Of The World by Robert Jordan from the Wheel of Time series.  














HAND PROPS – ASHLEY’S PHONE & JOURNAL
Journal and Interactive Phone Apps
Whilst working in her parent’s cornershop and pub, Ashley is creating a travel journal of places she is saving up to visit using out of date travel magazines, also incorporating photos and drawings of her role model Princess Diana.  







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EXT. / INT. BECKY FOX’S HOUSE
CCTV Footage
At Becky Fox’s house party the guests are having fun using a Go-Pro camera to stream themselves on a TV screen. The stream is interrupted by Red Rose with CCTV Footage of Rochelle queuing at a food bank. There was a requirement for an odd glitch effect in addition to the usual security data overlay and noisy low resolution feel to be added to footage provided by the camera dept.








INT. CODERDOJO
Interactive PC & Laptop Apps
Various levels of coding and computer engineering from beginnner to advanced are being taught and tested in programming workshops.













INT. CORNERSHOP
Newspaper, Noticeboard & Food Packaging
Scripted action props of Newspaper, Sandwich Carton and various Noticeboard flyers and posters with the Director’s request for emphasis on local group community projects.











INT. JACOB’S HOUSE
Book Covers & Notebooks
A scripted War Of The Roses book which hides Jacob’s secret notebook for the Red Rose App coding. Jacob also has various assorted books on advanced coding.  















INT. NOAH’S HOUSE
Food Packaging
Scripted prop of a chocolate bar with the script naming it in dialogue as a “Dodo Bar”.








EXT. MOORS
Alcohol Labels
School students party on the moors after exams including Antony’s scripted bottle of sherry and the group’s peach schnapps. 













EXT. TAZ’S HOUSE
Books, Name Badges.
Taz receives a visit from some religious salesmen. 









INT. WORKING MEN’S CLUB
Board Game
A homemade ouija board which the employees of the working men’s club use for fun after work.