Two Worlds is a story about two opposites coming together out of necessity. What will happen when they work together?
Watch this video with your children, and then try some of our teaching and activity ideas below.
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Stop the film at 0:14. What do you think this film might be about? What makes you think that?
- Design a storyboard for the film.
- Watch the film teaser on the website. Why have they chosen those scenes for the teaser? Which scenes would you choose?
- Does this remind you of any other films (for example, Wall-E or Star Wars)? Discuss the similarities and differences between them.
- Watch the film from 1:11 – 1:21. What can you infer about the setting from the details shown?
- Collect words to describe the setting and write your own description of it.
- Stop the film at certain points (for example, 0:42, 1:45, 2:26, 4:11, 5:05). What are the characters thinking?
- Make a list of the characteristics of the robot and the alien. How are they represented?
- Write character profiles for the two main characters.
- Write a dialogue between the main characters, for example, from 5:27 – 5:45.
- Suggest an alternative title for the film.
- Write a prequel – how did the alien come to be on his / her own on the planet?
- What do you think the alien’s “glasses” are for? How do they work?
- Write a sequel. What happens after the film has ended?
- Write a diary entry by one of the main characters.
- Write some narration for the film.
- Compare this film with Wire Cutters. What are the similarities? What are the differences?
- Research gravity. How do objects behave in zero gravity? Watch Tim Peake on the ISS playing ping pong with a ball made of water! How does that work?
- Investigate how communication works in space and make a fact file about the topic.
- List the ways in which humans and machines communicate, e.g. computer interfaces, cash machines, and operating household machines.
- Look at the film’s website. Design your own website for the film.
- Design a transportation device. Create labelled diagrams and build your design if you can.
- Watch the film from 5:06 – 5:10. Draw or paint a scene in the same style, with the circles acting like viewfinders.
- Make a 3D planetscape using found materials.
- Try watching without the sound. What effect do the sound effects have? What happens if you put other sounds over the images? For example, watch 2:30 – 2:43. The music is used to build tension. Try watching again while listening to music in a different style and discuss the effect.
- Compare the soundtrack to other sci-fi music (e.g. Star Wars or War of the Worlds themes). What common features do you notice?
- It took the film-maker 10 years from his initial idea to the finished film. What do you think about this?
- The tagline for the film is “finding hope in the bleakest of moments”. What do you think that means? Could you plan a story with a similar theme?