Keith Barker

Final Major Project

For my project I made a single camera drama short film about an obese serial killer who kills and consumes his victims in order to gain the weight needed to claim obesity benefits. The story is influenced by the current obesity epidemic in the UK and the Governments obesity benefit. The film is called ‘Death Rates’ and follows a lonely obese serial killer called Leonard who targets people such as the homeless as his victims so they won’t be traced back to him. It’s only until his next door neighbour Gladys, who comes calling, complaining of a horrible smell coming from his house that Leonard has no choice but to kill her to stop his evil and sick secret from being revealed, which attracts the attention of DCI Hunter who starts to have his suspicions of Leonard after doing door to door inquiries regarding Glady’s disappearance.