4D Assignment 3 Retelling Myths: The King Sniper

4D Poster

Genre: Comedy/ Romance

Rating: PG

Based on: Snow White


The sniper is a contract killer. He is young, less than 30 years old. But he has been in this field for quite a long time. Usually, he receives commands from this woman, “Joyce” who he has never met before. It’s a voice from earphone during his mission, it gives instructions and information to him.

The story begins with last mission.

He is beside the window of this darkroom, level 10 of an apartment besides the main street. His sniper is ready, set and point at the main street, his target, a man with pink shirt. Joyce is telling him through the earphone that the only chance to kill the target is now. he must not fail the mission.

At the perfect moment, the target is standing still in the square and The Sniper is about to pull the trigger. Suddenly, a woman appears in the square and slaps the target. Two of them then go into an argument. While they are fighting, The Sniper is interrupted as he losing the right spot to aim. Frustrated by what he saw, the Sniper has no choice but to wait for the right moment.

Just as the couple calms down, The Sniper quickly focuses on his aiming. However today is never gonna be a smooth day for him. There suddenly comes a big van, and about 20 people alight. Before he can respond, the group of people starts to do a flash dance of Beat it.

His jaw drops on the floor. The target is covered by all the dancers and The Sniper can barely spot the target now.

“What are you waiting for? Be quick! We don’t have much time!” Despite the urge from Joyce, he cannot find the right spot to shoot. He is so irritated until he starts to kick the wall, slam the window.

“Why is it so hard for me to kill him!” He almost wants to shout.

So you should know what happens next. At a blink after dance crowd disappears, the target is stopped by a salesman whose whole back is covering the target.

He starts to wonder if the heaven is playing a joke on him.

But a moment later, he is surprised to find that the whole square is empty, but only left the couple.
Don’t want to lose the chance. He quickly looks into the lens. However, what happens next surprises him more.

The target kneels on to ground and proposed to his girlfriend. So all the things happened just now were plotted by him, the misunderstanding, the fight, the dance, the salesman, are all arranged by him to surprised her.

Touched by what the target has done, his girlfriend immediately says yes. From the lens, The Sniper witnesses them hugging in love and applause from the people around them. He finds him unable to pull the trigger.

This reminds him his wife, how he proposed to her and his love. Then, he makes the decision.

“Are you sure you what to do this?” Joyce asked.
“Yes.” He decided not to kill him. The Sniper keeps his gun and leaves the room…




Based on: Snow White


This story is inspired from a combination of “Snow White”, quoted from the part where The Huntsman is sent to the forest to kill Snow White. But in the end, huntsman leaves her behind alive. And also inspired from the image of God of Death or commonly known as The Death itself. In the story, The Sniper is portrayed as The Death as he can easily kill his target with one bullet. However, in the end when he witnessed the proposal, he decided to spare him so the couple can live happily ever after. Most story usually written from the angle of the victim or the mortal. So I wanted to write a story from the perspective of The Death.


  1. Like the twist at the end, when the sniper suddenly come to realization and become the secret savior of the target. This showcases another side of the sniper’s personality.

  2. Your story is indeed really comedic, because I was definitely entertained haha! But just a gentle reminder, I don’t think romance is part of its genre even though there’s a tiny part of the proposal? I like that the story is very lighthearted and easy to follow, yet not frivolous in its setting and characterisation because of the sniper’s dilemma and development. Supposedly coldblooded and strong characters who turn out to be a softie is always appealing. 🙂

    1. Yah, I also realised the fact that romance does not stand a very high proportion in this story. But I always want to try mixing of genre like what others did. Maybe I can further improve this in the future. Thank You!!

    1. Haha! Thank you for commenting. I realised that a lot of people like the humanity side of the sniper. Something I can pick up in the future!!

  3. I think your story is successful and i like how the romance is mixed with comedy. It can evoke this fuzzy feeling yet with a tinge of humour. Great story to destress!

  4. Nice work once again in developing a somewhat comedy feel for your movie. Truly a forte that Miss stuart has. hahahha Great job! But maybe to capture audience attention, your poster can use like the aiming sight of the gun as the main focal point instead of just using a single person image. (Y)

  5. Hmmmm, I thot you say that ‘joyce’ will tell the Sniper that if he didn’t kill the target, sniper will be killed instead? hahaha nonetheless, the story is refreshing :). it’s not easy to create comedy genre (y) thumbs up!

    btw, maybe this story can be a part of a bigger story. for example, i think it will be interesting that this mission by joyce is not really a mission, but a ‘test’ for Sniper to be a part of something noble/cool like agent or what, you know what i mean. I suggest something similar to The Kingsman movie 🙂

  6. Hi Gao Xiao Tong. Your storyline is quite gao xiao and further analyzing the 3 act structure, it appears to be more of a short film! Nothing wrong about that ya! And being an ardent fan of comedies, I’ve noticed that their movie posters are not entirely serious. Perhaps you could have your protagonist in the poster giving an epic face or inject some (subtle) wacky elements to hint your audience of what you promise your film to be!

  7. Hahahaha your story was really funny! I really enjoyed it! You did a good job of building up tension (Is he going to shoot? Is he not going to shoot?) before breaking it by introducing a some sort of comedic action!

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