Overview: Following the tragic death of his wife, Richard (Alan Ruck) is unsettled by chilling events in their house.
Suspense is created in the editing room. With Ashes, editors will practice building that suspense using POVs, flashbacks, and score. Editors will need to pick which moments are "jump out" scares and which moments build tension but leave the audience on edge.
Class Suggestions: Most scenes in this film are not too difficult to put together because the coverage is standard. This is a solid project for a class to work on together since it has many scenes that can be dolled out to individual students.
Ashes has an R rating from EditStock because there is a murder involving a shotgun that simulates suicide and the burning alive of a person. We believe this film is only appropriate in classrooms at the most liberal of art colleges, and is not appropriate for high school audiences. Horror films are an increasingly popular genre in American filmmaking society and many horror films are much more violent or graphic in nature than Ashes is. EditStock sees these film at festivals and cultural events that we visit, and we recognize that most of this storytelling is created by young people. It is for this reason that we feel this footage is appropriate for some colleges.
EditStock's ratings are based on the guidelines set forth by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating system. These ratings are issued by EditStock, and NOT the MPAA.
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