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Title: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on October 16, 2011, 01:23:45 am
Bristol's Lesbian Vampire Hunters
INT. (TRANSPORT) CAFE - EVENING

ALFRED, LORRAINE, JIM and SANDY are sitting at a table in an old transport cafe.
There is one mug of coffee on the table a bowl of sugar, a glass of milk and four spoons.
Three taxi-cab drivers share a table.
At two other tables, lone men are having a meal.

                     JIM
                 (to Alfred)
             Your turn.

                     ALFRED
                 (very sarcastically)
             Ooh goody.

Alfred half fills a spoon with sugar, he puts it into his mouth, has a mouthful of coffee from the mug. He then pours a bit of the milk into his mouth.
He moves the spoon about inside his mouth.
Jim picks up his teaspoon from the table.

                     JIM
             There has to be an easier way.

                     ALFRED
             Yeah, flaming right.
                 (he looks at Lorraine)

Jim puts half a spoon of sugar into his mouth, then takes the spoon out. He has a mouthful of coffee then shakes his head from side to side.
He swallows.

                     JIM
             It still doesn’t taste right.

                     LORRAINE
             That could be because you didn’t
             add any milk.

                     SANDY
             That’s the thing with coffee, it
             should be stirred, not shaken.

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                     LORRAINE
             Just because I don’t like sugar,
             thanks guys, you are all so sweet.

                     ALFRED
             There you go, now she thinks we
             are all sweet.

                     JIM
             Oh great, how to ruin a reputation,
             saying we are sweet.

                     LORRAINE
             You had a reputation? When?

                     JIM
             Oh, I can see the promo’s now.
             Here come Bristol’s Lesbian
             Vampire Hunters, but they are all
             sweeties really! Bloody great!

                     ALFRED
             I wish we had some of that money
             now.

                     SANDY
             I wish we had some ruddy money.

                     ALFRED
                 (looking at Lorraine)
             Bit to subtle for you was it? I
             know how we could have some
             money.

                     LORRAINE
             I told you, I am not doing that.

                     ALFRED
             Oh go on, we’ve got your back.

                     LORRAINE
             It’s not my back I’m thinking of.
             I’m not doing it!

A Taxi cab driver walks into the cafe

                     TAXI DRIVER
             Whose is that ruddy big hearse
             outside, with a Boy’s own coffin
             in it?

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He sits down at the table with the cab drivers.

                     CAB DRIVER #1
                 (pointing to Lorraine)
             It’s hers. Ha ha.

They all laugh.

                     JIM
             That isn’t funny.

                     LORRAINE
             At least it’ll keep the girly
             vampires away.

                     CAB DRIVER #1
             All vampires?

                     JIM
             No, just the Lesbian Vampires.

The taxi drivers look at each other. They laugh.

                     SANDY
             That is no laughing matter.

                     ALFRED
                 (whisper to Jim)
             Does that mean we shouldn’t laugh
             as well?

                     SANDY
                 (to the taxi drivers)
             Just be glad you don’t have to
             kill them.

                     CAB DRIVER #2
             How do you kill them?

                     ALFRED
                 (whispers to Jimmy)
             Uh oh.

                     SANDY
             I can show you how.

                     JIM
                 (whispers to Alfred)
             Here we go.

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Lorraine holds up a wooden stake.

                     LORRAINE
             They don’t like these things.

                     SANDY           
             Yep, those lesbian vampires and
             the phallic shaped piece of wood.

                     LORRAINE
                 (to Alfred and Jim)
             Hey, who did this?

Lorraine holds the wooden stake to them.
It has a painted red end.

                     LORRAINE
                 (angrily)
             Who painted it?

Jim bursts out laughing.
Lorraine stares at Jim.

                     ALFRED
             Well, that is funny.

Lorraine stares at Alfred.

                     LORRAINE
             It wasn’t even done properly.

                     JIM
             I wanted to, but we didn’t have
             enough money.

                     SANDY
             Hmm, money.

                     ALFRED
             Oh, just think of the make up you
             could buy, the clothes, the shoes.

                     LORRAINE
             I am not doing it!

                     SANDY
             Food, food, oh how I miss food.

                     JIM
             The beer, and a coffee each.

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                     LORRAINE
             No, no! NO!
                (she stares at them)
             And no!

INT. THEIR STALL AT HORROR.CON - DAY   

The name on the stall is BRISTOL’S LESBIAN VAMPIRE HUNTERS.
Standing in front of the stall are Sandy, Alfred, Jim and
Lorraine. Lorraine is wearing a long blonde wig, a jumper and red leather jeans.
Under the sign it reads, ENGLAND’S ANSWER TO BUFFY.

                     ALFRED
             Hey, do you know how to tell if
             they hunt lesbian vampires?

                     JIM
             No, how?

                     ALFRED
             Look to see if they are holding a
             stake with a red end.

Alfred grins.

                     LORRAINE
             Why did I agree to this?

                     SANDY
             It could be worse.

INT. WOMAN WALKS TO LORRAINE - DAY

A young woman with blonde hair walks to Lorraine, she puts her hand on Lorraine’s shoulder. (The blonde woman’s back is to the camera. (Buffy?) )

                     BLONDE
             Are you a lesbian?

The blonde woman kisses Lorraine, on her cheek.

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                     JIM
             We are Lesbian vampire Hunters,
             Lorraine is not a lesbian.

Jim looks to Alfred, he slowly begins to smile.
The woman walks away from Lorraine.
Alfred looks at her, he looks increasingly surprised.

                     ALFRED
             That wasn’t her, was it?

They all watch her walk away. They are all surprised.
Sandy sits down at the counter, she looks blankly at the counter.

                     SANDY
             What are we doing next?

                     JIM
             We are due to go to the town of
             Pornithian, to the castle.

                     SANDY
             Are vampires there? How many are
             there, does anyone else know?

                     ALFRED
             Yeah, I know, there is eight of
             them.

                     JIM
             A group of vampires! What is a
             group known as?

                     ALFRED
             I’m not sure, but it won’t be a
             nag of lesbian vampires.

                     LORRAINE
             Why not?

                     ALFRED
             From what I’ve been told, the
             female doesn’t start to nag until
             after she is married. That’s what
             my married friends say.

                     SANDY
             The correct term for them is Bed,
             a bed of lesbian vampires.

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Jim begins to smile, then he laughs.

                     SANDY
             What?

                     JIM
             We are going into the Castle of
             Pornithian, Porn Castle. And we
             are looking for a bed of lesbians
             vampires?

INT. IN THE HEARSE, DRIVING TO THE CASTLE - MORNING
(the next morning)

Driving on a road a car is driving behind them, is too close, it is sounding it’s horn.
Sandy gets in the coffin.
The curtains inside the hearse are drawn

                     JIM
             It’s almost time Sandy.

As soon as they stop at a set of traffic lights.

                     JIM
             Okay, when you are ready Sandy.

ANGLE: LOOKING AT THE COFFIN, FROM THE BACK OF THE CAR.

The coffin opens, Sandy sits up, she waves to the car behind then lies down and closes the coffin.
Driving away from the lights.

ANGLE: LOOKING INTO THE FRONT OF THE HUNTERS CAR

The following car goes another way.

                    ALFRED
             That got rid of them.

The coffin lid opens again.

                     SANDY
             Which idiot put this in here?

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Sandy hold up the stake with the red end.
Jim, Lorraine and Alfred burst out laughing.

EXT. AT A HOTEL, IN THE TOWN - EVENING

They are sitting, watching the television.

                     LORRAINE
             When should we go to the castle?

                     SANDY
             I think the morning will be best.
             Mind you if we go there now and
             have a look about.

                     JIM
             I agree, at least we will be able
             to see where to go.

                     ALFRED
             If we get them tonight, at least
             we won’t get lost tomorrow trying
             to find their coffins.

EXT. OUTSIDE THE CASTLE - NIGHT

Lorraine, Jim, Alfred and Sandy get out of the car in the castle’s car park.

                     LORRAINE
             Look at all the cars.

Looking at the walls.

                     LORRAINE
             It is a restaurant.

                     SANDY
             That makes sense, for the vampires
             plenty of people to choose from.

                     ALFRED
             It might be a good idea if we go
             in now. At least they won’t attack
             with other people about, I hope.

They walk to the doors of the restaurant.

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INT. IN THE MAIN ROOM - EVENING

In the main room people are sitting at three long tables. A head table and two side tables.

                     JIM
             A medieval banquet? I don’t like
             the idea of this, it stinks of
             being a set up.

                     ALFRED
             Agreed, do you think we should
             wait for a while?

                     JIM
             As long as it isn’t for too long.

                     ALFRED
             I wasn’t planning on staying the
             night if that‘s what you mean.

                     SANDY
             Oh I don’t know, us girls will be
             alright.

                     LORRAINE
             That is true. We could share a bed
             tonight.

                     SANDY
             I was thinking about sharing a bed
             as well. If Lorraine and I shared the
             chances are, we’d be okay.

Suddenly, some of the guests begin to attack the other guests of the banquet.
Some of the people escape.
The hunters kill some of the vampires.
As Lorraine is about to stab a vampire with a stake.

                     SANDY
             Wait! Put two of them holding
             hands and take a photograph of
             them.

                     ALFRED
             Good idea, we stand more chance
             of getting paid if we have proof.

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                     LORRAINE
             Are you serious?

Lorraine looks at them, she is surprised at what Alfred has said.

                     LORRAINE
             Get proof of them being lesbian
             vampires? Okay, but that makes the
             name of the castle seem quite apt.

THE END.































Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on January 06, 2012, 12:40:35 pm

(a variation of a script for Western Australia)
1  EXT. LOOKING AT THE WATER - DAY               1

Looking at the water passing by a woman’s feet.

TINA STANDISH points to the canal wall.

                     TINA STANDISH
             Walls had to be built along the
             river to stop the water draining
             into the nearby fields.

THE CAMERA: Looking at, and along the canal.


2  EXT. THE INTERVIEW - DAY                      2

TINA prepares her make-up, then she straightens her dress.
Looking to the person she is about to interview.
                                                       
                     TINA STANDISH
             Are you ready?

                     DR. ENKLEMAN
             Yes, as ready as I will ever be.
                                                       
TINA STANDISH looks to the camera operator.

                     TINA STANDISH
                 (pointedly)
             When you are ready.
                                                       
                     THE DIRECTOR V.O.
             In three, two, one.
                                                       
                     TINA STANDISH
             This is Tina Standish, I am stood
             next to the canal near Bath.

TINA STANDISH indicates the canal.
(UNSEEN) A figure in the field watches them, she has red eyes.

                     TINA STANDISH
             With me is Dr. Enkleman. He is a
             Professor at the University of
             Bristol.


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3  EXT. CLOSE UP OF DR. ENKLEMAN - DAY           3

DR. ENKLEMAN steps forward a few paces, then kneels down to the canal wall.

                     DR. ENKLEMAN
             This is such a lovely feat of
             skilled workmanship.

He slaps the wall.

                     DR. ENKLEMAN
             Impressive isn’t it?

He stands up.

                     TINA STANDISH  O.S.
             Is it safe to slap it like that?
                                                     
FLUTE: A flute is heard in the distance. (quiet background music)

                     DR. ENKLEMAN
             Oh yes, it is very sturdy.

He looks at the wall.

                     DR. ENKLEMAN
             See, it isn’t leaking.
                                                   
                     TINA STANDISH
             How well built is the wall?
                                                       
                     DR. ENKLEMAN
             Actually this part of the canal.
                 (he looks both ways at the canal)
             This part took four time longer than
             anywhere else to build.

                     TINA STANDISH
             Really? Why?

                     DR. ENKLEMAN
             This area has had many reports of
             strange sightings.

                     TINA STANDISH
             Because of the canal?
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                     DR. ENKLEMAN
             Many reports were made of tools
             vanishing, horses refusing to go 
             near this area, there was even one
             report of a group of children in
             that field.

He points to a field.
A tune from a flute is heard. (A happy tune.)                                             

                     TINA STANDISH
                 (to the camera)
             Can you hear that?
                                                       
TINA STANDISH looks to the field.

                     THE DIRECTOR    V.O. 
             I can hear it loud and clear.

The sound of the flute fades away.

                     TINA STANDISH
             Dr. Enkleman, how long has this
             canal?

TINA STANDISH looks around.

                     TINA STANDISH
             Dr. Enkleman?
                                                                                                             
                     DR. ENKLEMAN
             Yes sorry. There has been a river
             here for years. It was re built
             as a canal about a hundred years
             ago.

DR. ENKLEMAN rocks back then forward.


4  EXT. A GIRL APPEARS - DAY                     4

GHOST: A girl is seen standing behind them, she is pointing to the field.
                                                       
                     THE DIRECTOR V.O.
             Cut, there is a girl in shot, just
             behind you.

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TINA STANDISH and DR. ENKLEMAN turn about to see her.

                     TINA STANDISH
             I can’t see anyone, where is she?
                                                                 
                     THE DIRECTOR   V.O.
             That girl is still there, I
             think she is pointing too, (pause)
             can anyone see where she is
             pointing?
                                                 
                                                     
5  EXT. LOOKING AT THE ‘GIRL’ - DAY            5

TINA STANDISH and DR. ENKLEMAN look to the girl.

                     DR. ENKLEMAN
             Yes, I see her. She is pointing
             into that field.

The sound of a flute is heard again.


6  EXT. LOOKING AT THE FIELD - DAY             6

The camera looks at where the girl is pointing.

                     TINA STANDISH  O.S.
             I can’t see anything there.

                     THE DIRECTOR  V.O.                   
             She seems to be pointing to
             something in that field.

                     TINA STANDISH  O.S.
             I’ll ask her what she is pointing
             at.
                                                 
As TINA STANDISH walks towards the girl, she vanishes.
TINA STANDISH stops, she turns, she faces the camera.
                                                                                                         
                     TINA STANDISH
                 (shocked)
             She just vanished! I was walking
             towards her.

TINA STANDISH turns to face the camera, she points to where the girl was standing.
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                     TINA STANDISH
             I was going to help her, why did
             she vanish? .. How did she vanish?

DR. ENKLEMAN walks to where the girl was standing.
He turns to face TINA STANDISH.                                               
                                                     
                     DR. ENKLEMAN
             It looks like some one has been
             walking here, I wonder if that is
             where she went? 

The sound of the flute playing a happy tune is heard.
 
                     TINA STANDISH
             LOOK! I can just about see some
             figures in the field!

                     DR. ENKLEMAN
             It can’t be! That looks like a man
             playing a flute. And the children,
             they are following him.

THE CAMERA: Looking to the field. A figure of a young girl with red eyes is staring straight at them.
The ghost appears on the canal path.

                     THE DIRECTOR  V.O.
             That girl is back, she is pointing
             to the children in the field.

                     GHOST GIRL
                 (pitifully, looking to the camera)
             Please, help my friends.

THE END
Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on February 09, 2012, 08:31:21 am
1  EXT. STANDING IN A FIELD - DAY

DAVE looks at the level piece of ground bit of ground he is standing on.

                     DAVE
             This is a good place for a stone
             circle.

                     JEFF
             What will we do with it?

                     DAVE
             Apart from look at it? You could
             use it.

                     JEFF
             Use it as what?

                     DAVE
             When you know how to build one, go
             somewhere that you like and build
             another one.

                     JEFF
             Why should I do that?

                     DAVE 
             Remember the old English ditty,
             Ring O Ring O Rosey? The line a ’A
             pocket full of posie’.

                     JEFF
             What of it?

                     DAVE
             That line is about different
             flowers or crops being transported
             around the country.

                     JEFF
             Stone circles are magic circles?

                     DAVE
             If you know how to build and use
             them.


Copyright John H. Barnes  February 2012  How To Build A Stone Circle   2

2  EXT. STANDING BY HIS CAR - DAY

Dave puts a sheet of paper of Jeff’s cars bonnet.

                     JEFF
             To travel between them I need to
             build a second one?

                     DAVE
             Either that or get a piece of one
             in Europe.

                     JEFF
             From one of them over there, how?

                     DAVE
             Have a friend send you a bit of
             one.

                     JEFF
             Break a bit off?

                     DAVE
             Look at all the stone circles
             there, ever wondered why they are
             falling to bits?

                     JEFF
             You mean it’s because people have
             been using parts of them?

Jeff looks at the sheet of paper.

                     JEFF
             How are they built?

                     DAVE
             Somebody is getting as bit
             impatient aren’t they?

Jeff smiles.

                     DAVE
             That ditty, the first line means
             the Stone Circle. Ring ‘O’ ring.

                     JEFF
             You’ve said about the second line.


Copyright John H. Barnes February 2012  How To Build A Stone Circle   3

                     DAVE
             The third line is the sound you
             need to make.

                     JEFF
             Literally?

                     DAVE
             No, you need to say it as Ar tis
             heu, arrte izi suheoo.

                     JEFF
             But the fourth line, ‘We all fall
             down’? How does that fit?

                     DAVE
             It is obvious when you know how.

He grins to Jeff.

                     DAVE
             Just imagine you been using them
             for a while.

                     JEFF
             Go on.


3  EXT. LOOKING AT THE FIELD - DAY

Dave looks at the angle of the ground.

                     DAVE
             Say you leave from a circle that
             is on a slope.

                     JEFF
             Okay.

                     DAVE
             And the one you are going to is
             also on a slope but the slope is
             the other way.

                     JEFF
             That’s easy, when you get there
             you will be off balance.


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                     DAVE
             Exactly.

                     JEFF
             Oh right, yes, I see what you mean
             we all fall down! Clever.

Jeff looks at the field.

                     JEFF
             So how do you build one, how do
             you work out the points of a
             compass, alignments with the stars
             and the sun?

                     DAVE
             You don’t have to, someone else is
             bound to. And if no one does? Well
             they’ll say it was a hospital.

Jeff smiles.

                    DAVE
             It’s primary use is transport, all
             of them are except the one near
             Penzance in Cornwall. They got
             that one right.


4  EXT. THE MERRY MAIDENS STONE CIRCLE - DAY

                    JEFF
             That can’t be right, a group of
             maidens dancing on the Sabbath?

                    DAVE
             Yes, nineteen of them, all turned
             to stone.

                    JEFF
             So you can’t go there?

                    DAVE
             There’s two stones in a field near
             them, they are the pipers who made
             the music for the maidens to dance
             too, you can go to those.


Copyright John H. Barnes February 2012   How To Build A Stone Circle   5

                    JEFF
             Penzance? I’d like to go there. So,
             about making the circle itself?

                     DAVE
             Simple really, just make a circle
             with the stone. Make it two or
             three times as wide as a witches
             circle.

                     JEFF
             Is that important?

                     DAVE
             Not really, but it’ll make those
             know-it-alls think twice.
 
Jeff laughs.

                     DAVE
             Twenty paces from the circle make
             the operating point.

                     JEFF
             How do you know which direction to
             go in?

                     DAVE
             Two stones diagonally opposite in
             the circle are the mound stones,
             once they were spelt as moend
             stones. Go either way from them.

                     JEFF
             Is that all there is to it?

                     DAVE
             I think so.

                     JEFF
             Why don’t more people use them?
             There must be something else.

                     DAVE
             I don’t think so.

Dave is quiet.


Copyright  John H. Barnes February 2012  How To Build A Stone Circle   6

                     DAVE
             Yes there is, just the one thing.
             The only people who can use them
             have to have demon in them.

Dave steps to the operating point, he smiles to Jeff. Dave’s eyes become red.
He vanishes.

THE END
 













Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on April 10, 2012, 12:26:03 pm
MY FIRST SOLO PARACHUTE JUMP
1  INT. IN THE PLANE - DAY

JOHN is standing in the plane, waiting in the line. He is wearing his parachute, waiting for the instructor to tap his shoulder to tell him to jump.

                     JOHN
                  (to himself)
             Right, I am all strapped up. I
             have got the parachute on my back.
             The straps have all been checked.
             All I have to do is jump.

Looking at the sky outside of the plane.

                     JOHN
                  (to himself)
             When I get told to jump, all I
             have to do is jump out of this
             plane. I will go..., I will go. I
             am not nervous, I know it will be
             a good experience, a lot of people
             have told me so.

                     PILOT
                 (unheard by John)
             We are at 3,000 feet. The required
             height. We will be over the drop
             zone in twenty seconds.

                     THE INSTRUCTOR
                 (unheard by John)
             Okay everyone, you will love this
             experience. At one thousand five
             hundred feet, pull the cord to
             open the parachute.

The six other parachutists move to the jump position.

                     JUMP COORDINATOR
             When I say jump, I want you to
             jump out of the plane. Don’t
             forget, if you have any questions
             for me, use the radio that is
             strapped to your shoulder.

                     PILOT
                 (unheard by John)
             We are over the drop zone now.
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                     JUMP COORDINATOR
             Are you all ready? One at a time.

He taps each of them on the shoulder.

                     JUMP COORDINATOR
             Go, go, go, go, go, go, go.

Each of them jumps out of the plane
John is still checking that he is prepared for the jump, when he is told to jump out of the plane, he does so without thinking what he is doing.
 

2  EXT. IN THE SKY - DAY
 
John looks at a cloud as he drops through it. He is surprised to see it.

                     JOHN
             Err guys, where’s the plane gone?

John is free falling through the air.

                     JOHN  CONT’D
             I wonder if the jump instructor
             had any last words of wisdom for
             us?

John looks down at the earth.

                     JOHN  CONT’D
             Thinking about it though, maybe I
             shouldn’t refer to them as, his
             LAST words of wisdom?

John looks at a tree on the ground, he is rushing towards it.
He looks about the sky.

                     JOHN
             I wish I knew where the others
             are. I’d like to know where we are
             meant to be going? Or if I’m going
             the right way.

He looks around trying to see the others.

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                     JOHN
             How many others are there?

He keeps looking.

                     JOHN
             That’s it, I’ll wait until they
             open their parachutes. They will
             be easier to see then.

He smiles to himself, then stops smiling.

                     JOHN
             How do I open my parachute?

A look of success.

                     JOHN
             I remember, wait until I’m at one
             thousand five hundred feet then
             pull the cord.

Watching the dial as it nears the required height.
He pulls the cord and the parachute opens.
The straps hold the parachute to him.

                     JOHN
             Holy bloody Jesus!

He tries to touch the straps at his groin.

                     JOHN
             Frigging hell! I thought they
             were tight before, but now! Holy
             effing crap!

He looks up into the sky. (to God)

                     JOHN  CONT’D
             Sorry.

Breathing in deeply, he looks around.

                     JOHN
             Now, where are the others?

Looking side to side, he sees a parachute on his right.

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                     JOHN
             Oh good.

He then sees a second parachute.
Trying to turn to face them.

                     JOHN
             Oh dear, how do I get this thing
             to turn about? Pull the cord on
             one side a bit?

He turns to facing the seven other parachutes.

                     JOHN
             That is better! I hope they know
             where they are going.

He looks at the ground, it is getting bigger, closer.

                     JOHN
             Now how did he say to land?
                 (look of success)
             Aha, the radio!

He smiles.
Pressing the transmit button on the radio.

                     JOHN
             Hello, is anyone there? Can anyone
             hear me?

                     JUMP INSTRUCTOR
             You are listening to the sounds of
             the seventies on triple J FM.

                     JOHN
             What the..... ?

                     JUMP INSTRUCTOR
             Sorry, I’ve always wanted to say
             that. Hi, that’s John isn’t it? I
             was wondering when I’d hear from
             you. How is it going?

                     JOHN
             I’m having great fun, and what you
             said regarding triple J FM. YOU
             ROTTEN BLOODY BASTARD!
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                     JOHN  CONT’D
             Actually, there is something I’m
             not too sure about.

He finishes the message.
Then he presses the transmit button on the radio again.

                     JOHN  CONT’D
             Over.

                     JUMP INSTRUCTOR
             Ask away, that’s what I’m here for.
             Over.

                     JOHN
             What is the correct way to land?

                     JUMP INSTRUCTOR
             Not a problem, just let me know
             when you are a bit closer to the
             ground. If you ease the parachute
             forwards a bit, that will help,
             bend your knees. Then when you
             touch the ground roll until your
             knees are along the ground. You
             should be ok.

The radio is silent for a while.

                     JOHN
             Err, do you want the good news or
             the bad news.

                     JUMP INSTRUCTOR
             Good news first please, then the
             bad.

                     JOHN
             The good news is I’m on the ground,
             and all is well. The bad news is I
             only heard ease the parachute
             forwards. I missed the rest.

                     JUMP INSTRUCTOR
             As long as all is well. Now, don’t
             forget to gather in the parachute.
             It’d be a right if a strong gust
             of wind buggered up the good news.
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                     JUMP INSTRUCTOR
             John? John? Hello... John?


3  EXT. ON THE GROUND - DAY

About to gather the parachute John hears the wind rushing passed him.
Then he is hanging in a tree.

                     JOHN
                 (to the Jump instructor)
             Do you want to hear the good news
             first, again. Over.

                     JUMP INSTRUCTOR
             Yeah, go on then, over..

                     JOHN
             What you said about the gust of
             wind? You were spot on! The bad
             news is that I am hanging in a
             tree now. You know, considering
             I’ve just come from three
             thousand foot, this last fifteen
             looks a bloody long way! Over.

                     JUMP INSTRUCTOR
             No problems John, you’ll be
             alright. I’ll be with you in a
             minute, or so. Over.


4  EXT. PARACHUTE GOES PASSED - DAY

A blurr of a parachute flashes passed where John is hanging.

                     JUMP INSTRUCTOR
                 (breathlessly on the radio)
             Can you make that about five
             minutes John.

The radio is silent, then John hears the radio again.

                     JUMP INSTRUCTOR
             Over.
THE END
Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on April 22, 2012, 09:22:04 am
ANOTHER BABY BONUS

1  INT. TALKING TO ME - DAY

Mother in a birthing room in hospital, quietly(?) contemplating the joys of motherhood.

                     GODMOTHER
                 (to the baby, you)
             During the joyous hours of child-
             birth your mother did have many
             thoughts of love for your father.

Mother lying on the birthing bed.

                     MOTHER
             You soddin bastard, this is all
             your fault.

                     FATHER
             After many seemingly endless hours
             you were born into this world.

                     THE BABY
                 (you)
             Screaming.

                     MOTHER
             A man slapped your botty, and yes
             that is when it broke, split it
             down the middle.

                     GODMOTHER
                 (to the baby)
             I remember those first moments of
             your life, your mother had many
             thoughts of love for your father.


2  INT. IN THE BIRTHING ROOM IN THE HOSPITAL - DAY

Mother trying to hold father.

                     MOTHER
             Next time you can bloody well stay
             awake. IF there’s a next time. 

Footage of the father holding the baby.

                     FATHER
             Your mothers love for you began to
             blossom even after you bit her.
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                     GODMOTHER
             That was when you first began to
             suckle from her.

Photograph of a gorilla’s breasts.

                     NARRATOR
             That was just in case this becomes
             a Disney production. And let’s
             face it, if you saw a picture of
             your mothers....

Photograph of her breasts.

                     NARRATOR
             Oh well, that’s buggered up any
             hope of Disney putting their name
             to it.

                     FATHER
             You did have problems, your body
             had a tendency to do strange
             things. One of those things did
             occur without any of your will.

                     MOTHER
             After the first week, most of us
             began to notice that your little
             thing down there had an odd
             tendency to move, usually of it’s
             own accord.

                     FATHER
             As the days passed by, and you
             grew older. Several times a day we
             would gather around you.

                     MOTHER
             Some people did like to watch you
             having all your clothes removed
             when you were being given a bath.

                     FATHER
             Hopefully your mother would
             remember to use luke warm water.

( Picture of a gherkin )

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                     FATHER
             Unfortunately sometimes she used
             cold water instead.

( Picture of a shrivelled gherkin )

                     FATHER
             With the passing of time we saw
             that parts of you would get cold
             and you would spend many an hour
             making that area warm. 


3  INT. A BABY HAVING ITS NAPPY CHANGED - DAY.

People stepping back quickly, covering their noses.

                     MOTHER
             Phew, that will have kept your
             botty warm.

                     FATHER
             Oh good god, how could my son do
             that?

                     GODMOTHER
                (covering her nose)
             Bloody hell!

The mother takes another step back.
 
                     MOTHER
                 (to the baby)
             When your father does clean you,
             let’s hope he uses luke warm water.

Picture of a plum.

                     MOTHER
             And not cold water.

Picture of a prune.

                     FATHER
             Oh dear, my poor little boy, the
             next part would have let you know
             what your drinks for the night
             would have been like.
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                     GODMOTHER
             It had far reaching consequences.
             When the container that housed the
             talcum powder was checked to see
             if any was left.

                     FATHER
             The clever ones among us.
                 (he points to himself)
             We knew to open the container when
             it is facing down.

                     MOTHER
             Unfortunately, some of us
                 (she glares to the father)
             we didn’t get enough sleep.

He shrugs to the Godmother.

                     FATHER
             It is easy to spot the sleepy
             ones, they open the container
             with the top upright. They might
             even squeeze the bottle. 

The mother glares at the father.

                     MOTHER
             That white stuff, it may cause me
             to sneeze.

                     GODMOTHER
             Even today it has a tendency to
             make some people say objectionable
             and colourful words.
 
                     FATHER
             And remember this, son, some
             people will get really upset if
             you choose to repeat what they
             said, as your first words.

                     MOTHER
             Especially when your father’s
             mother is with me.

The father tries not to laugh.
The mother GLARES at him.
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He looks at the ceiling, desperately trying to whistle.

                     GODMOTHER
                 (to the baby)
             Please do not repeat the words
             that your mother said..., again.

                     FATHER
             She didn’t like it, your first
             words being: That f...ing white
             powder.


4  INT. THE GODMOTHER TO THE BABY - DAY

A fresh smelling baby is brought into the kitchen by the mother.

                     GODMOTHER
                 (to the baby)
             As the weeks become months that
             little thing you have down there,
             it behave as it wants to.

                     FATHER
             You will notice it, girls will
             notice it. For some reason though,
             a girl usually wants to paint the
             end of it red.

                     GODMOTHER
             Sometimes it will point up,
             sometimes down. But at least there
             is a name for it, your big toe.


5  INT. IN THE BEDROOM - DAY

The father cradles the baby while he watches the footy.
Luckily his team are winning, if they were losing, his son might lose his last meal.







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                     FATHER
             Soon new words will enter your
             vocabulary. Along with them you
             will have an increase in your
             intelligence. So the knowledge
             will tell you that some words
             should only be repeated in school.
 
The godmother leans onto the sofa.

                     GODMOTHER
             If you’ve a gift of ventriloquism
             and the ability to sound exactly
             like other people, then great fun
             can be had with those words.

                     FATHER
             Then as the years go by, the most
             terrible of things will happen,
             hairs will start to grow down
             ‘THERE’.

                     GODMOTHER
             It is not a bad thing really,
             until you use one of your fathers
             used razors to cut the hairs off.

                     FATHER
             That’s the terrible bit. What
             happens next? The soddin’ things
             grow back, and the damned things
             itch.

                     GODMOTHER
             Then dread upon dread, it happens!

                     MOTHER
             There you are, in the busiest part
             of town and they begin to itch,
             you really need to scratch, but
             it’s nigh on impossible to scratch
             and not be noticed. So, what do
             you do? 





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                     FATHER
             Panic that is what you will do.
             The itching will driving you crazy,
             you will need to find a bench seat,
             sit and just pray that no-one will
             notice you.

                     GODMOTHER
             You will hate it when those hairs
             at the bottom of your legs start
             to grow back.   


6  INT. GIRLFRIEND TIME - DAY
 
                     MOTHER
             Then you wake up one morning and,
             horror upon horror! You have a
             girlfriend, and in the time
             honoured tradition it’s always
             just before valentine’s day,
             Or her birthday,
             Christmas,
             Easter,
             April fools day,
             Her mother’s birthday,
             Your mothers birthday.
             What-ever the reason, you find
             that you need to buy her a present!

                     FATHER
             At this point it should be told to
             you why a man invented flowers. He
             couldn’t think what to buy his
             girlfriend either. That is why
             flowers were invented. 

                     MOTHER
             With your first girlfriend, soon 
             comes that other time honoured
             Australian tradition - foreplay.


VIDEO FOOTAGE: Man and a woman in bed.

He elbows her in the ribs.


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                     BOY
             Oi! Are you awake?


END OF VIDEO FOOTAGE:

The Godmother shakes her head.

                     FATHER
             And if she does answer you...

             FATHER         MOTHER
             SEX!           SEX!

                     FATHER
             Son, should you ever want to know
             how to have sex properly, I hope
             this helps.


PHOTOGRAPH:

Picture of a teddy bear on top of another teddy bear, both are grinning stupidly towards the camera.


THE END
Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on May 11, 2012, 02:15:39 am
FADE IN:

1  EXT. ON A BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER - EVENING

On the bridge over the river, near the middle of the town. A group of elderly men are leaning against the bridge’s railings.

They are all feeling the after effects of the bottle of whisky they had drunk that afternoon.

                     GEOFFREY 
             I say old chap, it’s a bit on the
             old nippy isn’t it, eh what!

                     PATRICK
             Huh? Begorrh, what’s that damned
             foreigner sayin’ now?

                     GARETH
             Friggin cold innit, Boyo!

They all laugh.
One of the old men looks down at the river, he sees four people fishing.
 
                     BRUCE 
             Strewth mate, look at all the
             silly bloody idiots, they’ll never
             catch any decent fish here.

                     GEOFFREY
             Oh I say old chap, we all know
             there are no decent fish in the
             river near here, bally fish I say,
             what!
 
                     PATRICK 
                 (looking into the river)
             Oi’m bloody sure there’s no ruddy
             fish here about’s, bejazus.

Surprised, Geoffrey and Patrick look to each other.

                     GEOFFREY
             What ho old chaps, I say, really,
             that’s not cricket is it? What?
                 (looking to Patrick)
             I say, try speaking English, what?

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                     PATRICK
             To be sure, oi did at that!
 
                     ANGUS
             You ...... ..... to ..... as
             ...... you ... ....... .... ....
             ....., .....

                     GEOFFREY 
             I say, that’s not right, what? The
             one none of us understands, he
             understands all of us, it’s just
             not bally cricket, what.

                     PATRICK 
                 (he looks to each of them)
             Err yes?

                     GEOFFREY 
             By blighty I say, whatto by crikey,
             spot on old chap.

They all look over the railing, to the river. Angus looks into the empty whisky bottle.

                     ANGUS
             Where’s ... ... .. ... ....?

                     GARETH
             Why are we all here, boyo?

They look to each other, waiting for someone else to reply to him.

                     PATRICK 
                 (pointing to the people fishing)
             Tis them, tis there bloody fault!
                 (he looks up)
             They’re? Their? There?

                     McDOUGAL
             Ya bloody Sassenachs! There’s nay
             point fishin’ there, ya ruddy
             eediots!

                     PATRICK 
             What ee said, Oi tink.

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2  EXT. FISHERMAN - EVENING

One of the fisherman looks up at the group of old men.

                     FISHERMAN
             Go on you silly old buggers, sod
             off. You’ll scare the fish!

                     PATRICK  O.S.
             There’s no fish inda river, not
             hereaboots begorrh.

                     FISHERMAN
             Yeah, what makes you so sure?

                     GEOFFREY 
             I say old chap, eh what?
                 (he tries not to smile)
             But that stick of dynamite I
             dropped in here last week, that
             seemed pretty damned sure there’s
             no fish in here, what?

All the old men laugh.

                     GEOFFREY
                 (looking at Bruce)
             I say old chap did you hear about
             the Irishman who built a jetty in
             the middle of the Sahara Desert?

                     PATRICK
             ‘Ere, just you friggin’ hang on ya
             pommey bastard.

                     GEOFFREY
             Yeah, three days later there was
             four Aussies fishing from it.

All the old man laugh except Bruce

                     McDOUGAL 
             We should be going to the pub now.

                     GEOFFREY 
             Spot on idea, I say, what?

McDougal tips the bottle upside down.

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                     McDOUGAL 
             Tis bloody empty.


3  EXT. STANDING IN THE PUB - EVENING

They are looking at the video of themselves on the television. While looking at themselves facing the camera on the bridge.

                     PATRICK 
             Where the friggin’ ‘ell was the
             cameraman? We were all by the
             railing on the bridge. So where
             the be-jazus was the cameraman?

They all look at each other, they shrug their shoulders.

                     GEOFFREY 
             Come on you chappies, ’bout time
             we gave them a few tunes.


4  INT. ON THE STAGE IN THE PUB - EVENING

They start to play their instruments. Playing toe-tapping jigs.
As one of the tunes ends the barman goes to them.

                     BARMAN
             Well done lads, that got ‘em going.
             What do you lot want to drink?

                     BRUCE
             Beaut, three middies each, mate!

They all cheer and start to play another tune.

                     GEOFFREY
                 (to Patrick)
             Ha ha, I say old chap, that
             sounded like a bum note.

                     PATRICK 
             That was no bum note, ya eediot,
             Oi’ll teach ya to say oi’d play a
             bum note, begorrh.

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Patrick swings his guitar at Geoffrey. Geoffrey steps back from his stool as Patrick swings the guitar, it smashes on the stool.

(The crashing sound of a wooden guitar hitting the stool, and the sound of the strings breaking)

                     PATRICK 
                 (looking at his broken guitar)
             Be-jazus ya bugger!
                 (looking at Bruce)
             He won’t say oi played a bum note
             again will ‘e?

                     BRUCE
             My name isn’t willy.
                 (he looks at the broken guitar)
             To right mate, no bum notes’ll be
             played on that again.

FADE OUT.

THE END.

(Angus was born and spent most of his life in Easterhouse, Glasgow. Even the writer couldn't understand what he was saying. If anyone here can tell what it was, please tell me. Thanks.)
Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on August 18, 2012, 12:19:20 am
FADE IN:  (animation)

EXT. LOOKING AT THE SKY - NIGHT.

The Sun moves into view, a few solar flares light up the darkness. A face appears (in the solar flares). 

                     SUN
             Is anyone there?

(Jaws theme)
Several stars fly to and around the Earth. (Paramount).
(the jaws theme changes to become the Transformers sound)

The suns light reflects on the moon, it sees the earth.

                     EARTH
             That’s a predatory sound, bit
             alien as well.

                     MOON (boy fishing)
             Alien? Ooh, shark bait.

Boy casts his fishing line.
 
                     SUN
             Hi there, how’s it going?

The Suns light brightens the crescent moon appears, a boy is fishing from the moon. (Dreamworks)

                     BOY IN THE MOON
             It’s bloody cold out here.

                     SUN
             It is, really? I hadn’t noticed.

                     MOON
             Very funny, it’s alright for you.
             All I’ve ever had to warm me was
             once, when the idiots from earth
             landed on me!

A woman holding a cup with a fire in it appears.(Columbia)

                    WOMAN
             This any good.

A face appears on the Earth (two cyclones, a storm and an old cyclone).
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                     EARTH
             Did someone call these people
             idiots.

                     MOON
             Why not? It still hurts where they
             took off. The sods burnt me!

                     EARTH
             Ahh didums.

                     MOON
             And there’s no medical cover here,
             can you spell melanoma?

                     EARTH
             No, but I don’t need to, there’s
             loads of the bloody fools running
             ‘round that can do that for me. 

A bit of space junk gets between the Earths and the moon.
The space junk moves.

                     EARTH
             Oh good, there you are.

The Earth looks to the sun.

                     EARTH
             Do you reckon you can do something
             about all this crap? (the space junk)

                     SUN
             Yeah, I suppose so. Where did it
             come from?

                     EARTH
             Some of the bloody fools leave the
             stuff up here.

                     BOY ON THE MOON
             Lucky you, you get something to
             watch every now and then. Bet they
             keep you warm as well.

                     EARTH
             Not really, no. But that’s alright,
             I manage.
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                     MOON
             You do? How?

                     EARTH
             If I get to cold I just make a
             hole to let in a bit more warmth.

                     SUN
             You do, how?

                     EARTH
             The bloody fools call it the ozone
             layer.

                     ????
             I’m Ba-ack.

The moon looks towards it.

                     MOON
             Who’s that?


EXT. FLYING TOWARDS THEM - NIGHT

A cold lump of rock and ice is flying through the night sky.

                     EARTH
             It’s just Halley’s Comet.

                     HALLEY’S COMET
             Hello boy’s. I’m ba-aack

The hook of the boys fishing line nearly gets Halley’s Comet.

                     HALLEY’S COMET
             Oi! Careful with that.

                     SUN
             She’s right cast it somewhere else.

                     HALLEY’S COMET
             Yeah, you heard, go sling your
             hook.

The boy in the moon casts another way.
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                     HALLEY’S COMET
             So how are things here?

                     MOON
             Pretty much the way it was the
             last time you were here.

                     EARTH
             What news have you brought us?

                     HALLEY’S COMET
             Rumour has it Pluto’s gonna change
             soon. It’s a bit fed up being a
             planet.

                     SUN
             So?

                     HALLEY’S COMET
             Reckons its going to try being an
             asteroid for a while. Jupiter has
             changed it’s toothpaste, it got a
             ring of confidence now.

                     EARTH 
             What else?

                     HALLEY’S COMET
             And Mars is going to alter its
             ways.

                     SUN
             What’s that mean?

                     HALLEY’S COMET
             It’s thinks it’s done its work and
             rest, now its play time. Have you
             guys got any news?

                      SUN
             Only about Mars, it’s going to be
             a new colour soon.

                      HALLEY’S COMET
             Going to start a new trend is it?
             Fashion conscious bugger.


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                     MOON
             Haven’t you heard, red isn’t the
             new black, it’s orange now.

                     EARTH
             Mars is going to go for a brownish
             colour.

                     HALLEY’S COMET
             How’s it going to do that?

                     MOON
             That sticky interior it’s got is
             coming out.

                     SUN
             I don’t know, everyone’s coming
             out these days.

                     EARTH
             Yeah. I heard it on good authority
             that beneath that hard exterior
             the moon is all warm and gushy.

                     MOON
             Who told you that?

                     SUN
             Great, oh well, I’ll keep my light
             away from you for a while.

                     EARTH
             Good, no more moonshine for a
             while.

FADE OUT:

THE END
Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on August 18, 2012, 01:17:41 am
FADE IN:  (animation)

1  EXT. ICEBERG AT SEA - NIGHT

A huge iceberg is floating in the ocean.

                     ICEBERG (daddy)
             What a lovely peaceful night. The
             stars look so pretty tonight. I’m
             glad there is no moon to spoil the
             view.

Several small icebergs (6) are following.

                     A SMALL ICEBERG #1
             Daddy, daddy, what is the view
             like up there?

                     ICEBERG (daddy)
             It is lovely, the sky is full of
             bright stars. I can see the
             Northern Lights. It does look good
             tonight.

                     A SMALL ICEBERG #1
             What are the Northern Lights?

                     OTHER SMALL ICEBERGS (together)
             Yes, yes, yes what is it? Why is
             it there?

Looking at the other smaller icebergs.

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             Is that what you want me to tell
             you about tonight?

                     ALL SMALL ICEBERGS  (together)
             Yes please, and teach us about the
             some of the other stars.
 
                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             Okay, look up at the night sky,

They all look at the stars.

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             Right, the Northern Lights.

They look at the Northern Lights. (A curtain of light).
 2

                     ICEBERG
             Your mother is getting changed
             behind them. She is trying on a
             costume for a fancy dress party.

                     SMALL ICEBERGS #4
             She is? What is mummy going to be
             dressing up as?

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             The outfit is so that she will be
             The Ice Queen.

                     SMALL ICEBERG #5
             Me thinks daddy doesn’t know the
             answer.

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
                 (looks at #5)
             Oh really? And what is the right
             answer, smarty pants?

#5 looks under the water.

                     SMALL ICEBERG #5
             I’m not wearing any pants!

                     ALL SMALL ICEBERGS
             Eeeeeuuuuw!

                     SMALL ICEBERG #6
                 (after small iceberg #5)
             I thought the water was warm here.

                     SMALL ICEBERGS #1-4
             Eeeeeuuuuw!

                     SMALL ICEBERG #2
             I think mummy will look beautiful.

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             I’ll begin teach you all how to
             navigate by the stars.

Looks at #5

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             I’m still waiting for an answer.
3

                     SMALL ICEBERG #5
             Ahh, er, It’s the water particles
             and the iron in the sky reflecting
             the light, I think.

                     SMALL ICEBERG #6
             That’s a good answer

                     SMALL ICEBERG #4
             Is it the right one?

                     SMALL ICEBERG #2
             I prefer daddy’s answer

They all look to the big bright star.

                     SMALL ICEBERG #1
             Which one is that daddy?

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             The brightest star at night is
             always the north star.

A small iceberg sees a group of bright light just above the water.

                     SMALL ICEBERG  #3
             What are those ones called daddy?

The big Iceberg looks at the bright lights.

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             I don’t know, I haven’t seen those
             ones before.

                     SMALL ICEBERG #2
             Is it me or are those lights
             getting closer?

                     SMALL ICEBERG  #3
             It does look as though they are.

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             I wonder what they are? Oh, it
             looks like a ship. What is it
             doing out here?


4

                     SMALL ICEBERG #2
             It is getting a bit close isn’t it?

WAMMO!
The ship hits the iceberg.

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             Where did that one come from?

                     SMALL ICEBERG #5
             Are you alright daddy?

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             Yes, I’m okay, just a few little
             scrapes.
                 (looks to the ship)
             Weren’t they watching where they
             were going?

A small iceberg #5 hits the ship.

                    SMALL ICEBERG #5
             I got it daddy, that’ll teach them,
             bet they don’t do that again.

They look at the ship, (SS Titanic).
The ship keeps going away.

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             Hey! Come back here.

                     SMALL ICEBERG #4
             It’s trying to leave the scene of
             an accident.

                     SMALL ICEBERG  (ALL)
             Lets chase after it.

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             No, let the proper ones do that.

Four icebergs with red and blue lights on, follow the ship.

                     A SMALL ICEBERG
             Can we follow them?

                      ICEBERG  (daddy)
             Good idea, come on.
5

All the icebergs slowly follow the ship.

                     SMALL ICEBERG #4
             Daddy are there fewer lights on
             that ship now?

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             It does look like you are right.

                     SMALL ICEBERG #1
             Why are we catching up with it
             quicker now?

The ship fire distress rockets.

                     SMALL ICEBERG #6
             Ooh, look in the sky, pretty
             lights!

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
             You are right, those are pretty,
             aren’t they?

The iceberg’s keep moving to where the ship is, occasionally they see more pretty lights in the sky, (distress flares).

When the icebergs get to near where they saw the ship was, it has gone.
A police iceberg with a red and blue flashing light is next to them.

                     ICEBERG POLICE
             The ship has sunk.

                     ICEBERG  (daddy)
                 (looks to all the small icebergs)
             Let that be a lesson to you all,
             if you try to get away with doing
             something naughty. Instant karma
             will get you.

FADE OUT:

THE END
Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on September 23, 2012, 11:25:05 am
I did this this afternoon, I was getting bored with a story I am writing.


FADE IN:

EXT. SEVEN ASTEROIDS FLY TOWARDS THE EARTH - DAY

The asteroids fly in space, towards the earth.


EXT. METEOR IN THE EARTHS ATMOSPHERE - DAY

The asteroids become meteors as they go into the atmosphere, they fly down towards the earth.
One of them crashes into a field.


EXT. IT BECOMES A ROBOT - DAY

The burning shell of the meteor in the field becomes a metal robot.
It walks across the field to a highway.


EXT. THE ROBOT TRANSFORMS - DAY

The robot watches cars and trucks as they drive passed.
The robot sees a car with the top down (convertible).

                     ROBOT
             That is the one.

As the car goes passed, the robot watches it, then changes.
The robot becomes the girl in the front seat.
She is wearing a bikini.

                     ROBOT
             Oh damn, I’m going to have to fix
             my lazy eye.

The robot inspects itself.

                     ROBOT
             Still, it could have been worse,
             it might have been the driver.


EXT. IN A SIDESTREET - DAY

The robot stands, looking at a Mack truck, a fire engine, an ambulance and three cars.


 2

                     ROBOT
             Yeah, okay, but you can’t say I
             won’t blend in to the crowd.

The robot looks at itself.

                     ROBOT
             At the beach.


EXT. AT WHERE A YOUNG MAN LIVES - DAY

They stop at the young mans house, (a townhouse) the robot walks to the door.

                     ROBOT
                 (looks at the vehicles)
              Who doesn’t fit in now?
                 (it pokes it’s tongue at them)

A young man answers the door. Smiling, he looks at the robot.

                     YOUNG MAN
             Hey dad, you’ll never guess what.

                     DAD  O.S.
             What is that son?

                     YOUNG MAN
             That wish I made when I blew out
             the candles on my birthday cake,
             it just came true.

                     MOTHER  O.S.
             I hope you had better luck than
             you’re dad did last year.

                     YOUNG MAN
             Why’s that?

                     MOTHER  O.S.
             All he got was the tooth fairy.

                     DAD   O.S.
             If anyone else reminds me of the
             scorpion king I’ll bloody hit them!

 3

                     ROBOT
                  (to young man)
             Do you have a dog called Jacob?

                     YOUNG MAN
             Yes, why?

                     ROBOT
             We want him, find him now.

                     YOUNG MAN
             Who do you mean, we?

The robot points to the cars and the trucks. The truck is being given a parking ticket.


EXT. TRUCK PARKED ON THE ROADSIDE - EVENING

The others begin to laugh.

                     MACK
             Shut up you lot, this is important.

                     FIRE ENGINE
             Really? How?

                     MACK
             It’s got City of Perth written on
             it, so it must be important.


EXT. AT THE DOOR OF THE HOUSE - EVENING

The young man is standing at the doorway.
The dog barks.
The robot looks down at the dog.

                     ROBOT
              What type of mutt is that?

                     YOUNG MAN
              A Chihuahua.

The young man looks up at the evening sky.



 4

                     YOUNG MAN
              I’m glad it isn’t a few hours
              earlier, you might have called
              the dog Twilight.

                     ROBOT
              Where is it’s bling? We need it’s
              bling.

                     YOUNG MAN
              Hey mom, this hot babe wants
              Jacobs bling.

                     MOTHER  O.S.
              Why?

                     YOUNG MAN
                  (to robot)
              Why?

                     ROBOT
              It knows the secret whereabouts
              of the Cullen’s house.

                     YOUNG MAN
              Why do you want to know where the
              Cullen’s live?

                     ROBOT
              It is one of the questions in a
              crossword puzzle.

                     YOUNG MAN
              It is? What is the question?

The robot goes to the ambulance. (looks in the glove box.)
The robot looks to see the parking attendant has walked away.

The robot returns to the young man.

                     YOUNG MAN
             Why didn’t you have the question?

The robot looks at her small bikini.

                     ROBOT
             Where would I put it?
 5

                     YOUNG MAN
             True.

                     ROBOT
                 (reads from note paper)
             Where does Twinkle Toes live?

                     MACK  O.S.
             Do you have an answer yet?

                     ROBOT
             No, not yet.

                     MACK  O.S.
             Hurry, we do not have much time.

                     YOUNG MAN
             What is he is a rush for?

                     ROBOT
             His favourite film is on later.

                     YOUNG MAN
             So this Twinkle Toes? Who is
             Twinkle Toes.

                     ROBOT
             That would be Alice, if we knew
             where she lives we can go to her,
             we can ask her to take off her
             shoes.

                     YOUNG MAN
             You could, why?

                     ROBOT
             Then we could see if her toes are
             like the rest of her skin.

                     YOUNG MAN
             Oh right, now I understand what
             you mean. Just a thought, what is
             the Mack’s favourite film?

                     ROBOT
             Alice Through The Looking Glass.


 6

                     YOUNG MAN
             When you get back to where you
             live you can have a look through a
             looking glass to see if Alice has
             twinkle toes or not.

                     MACK  O.S.
             What does the boy mean?

                     ROBOT
             Beats me.

                     YOUNG MAN
             The looking glass, a telescope?
                 (he shrugs)
             Oh well.

FADE OUT:

THE END






















Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on October 09, 2012, 12:27:21 pm

FADE IN:

EXT. PEOPLE ON THE FOOTPATH - EVENING

Harry is walking on the path, going towards the town, he hides from sight when a car passes by.
He tries to keep the same distance from the person ahead.


INT. IN A TELEPHONE BOX - EVENING

He lifts the receiver, he puts it to his ear.
He dials three numbers. (the emergency number)
He waits until he hears the operators voice.

                     HARRY
             The Police please.
                 (he waits the police operator)
             Hello I hope you can help me, this
             is my first time in this area.
             I have just seen a man who I know
             to be wanted by the police.

                     POLICEMAN  O.S.
             Can you say why is he wanted?

                     HARRY
             Yes, sorry, it is for a double
             murder. I am near the town of
             York, he is heading into the main
             part of the town as we speak.

Harry puts the phone down.
He steps out of the telephone box, smiling, he looks about.

                     HARRY
             I wonder if that will be the only
             good deed I do tonight.

He walks towards the town.
He still follows the man.


EXT. BY AN ALLEY IN TOWN - EVENING

He stops by the entrance to an alley.
Opposite a street light, he looks about.

                     HARRY
             I wonder where my friend is?

 2

Harry looks into the alley.
(crescendo of a bass drum. Each time her face is lit)
In the dimly lit alley a pair of eyes are seen to glint.
The eyes get nearer, the light moves up the woman’s body.

The woman’s face is lit by the light.
A shadow makes her seem to disappear. 
She is closer when her face is lit again.

A shadow makes her seem to disappear.
She is closer when her face is lit again.
A shadow makes her seem to disappear.

She is closer when her face is lit again.
A shadow makes her seem to disappear. 
She is closer when her face is lit again.

A shadow makes her seem to disappear.
She is closer when her face is lit again.
She becomes a vampire, she jumps at Harry.

                     HARRY
                 (screams aloud)
             Aaaagh!

                     ANDREA
                 (smiles to him)
             Did I get you? Huh, huh?

                     HARRY
                 (begrudgingly)
             Yes, yes you got me.

                     ANDREA
             Oh good. So, did you tell them?

                     HARRY
             Yep, the police got the message
             alright.

                     ANDREA
             I thought it was a good idea to
             keep him alive. And with them
             knowing he drink at the other end
             of town.

3

                     HARRY
             It should keep them busy for a
             while, I hope.

Four police cars ‘race’ passed towards ‘him’.
Their emergency lights and sirens are on.

                     ANDREA
                 (watching the police cars)
             Good, that bit seems to be working
             in our favour.

                     HARRY
             Come on then, we’d best make a
             move. 


EXT. BY THE NIGHT CLUB - EVENING 

Harry walks with Andrea into another alley, towards a night club. Standing at the corner of the building, they signal two others at another corner of the building.

Andrea signals two more at the other end of the nightclub.
Harry looks up, he signals to two people on the roof.


EXT. ON THE ROOF OF THE NIGHTCLUB - EVENING

Roger and Amelia go to the sky lights, they open them, then drop down into the a stores room.


INT. IN THE NIGHTCLUB - EVENING 

Roger opens the door and they run to some stairs.


INT. IN THE STAIRWAY - EVENING

They run down the stairs smashing open the fire doors.


INT. ON THE DANCEFLOOR - EVENING

They look at the people dancing.
Amelia points to a girl who is by herself.

4

                     AMELIA
             There she is get her, and keep her
             alive. I’ll kill a few first.

Roger smiles to her.

                     AMELIA
             Yes, why not. You just make sure
             that you have caught her first.

                     ROGER
             Oh good, I do love to cause a
             panic. Not that I’ll ever be as
             good as you.

                     AMELIA
             Don’t say that, you just need the
             right place.

                     ROGER
             Somehow, a bloke ripping open his
             top doesn’t have quite the same
             effect that a woman does.

Amelia looks down at her breasts. She smiles.

                     AMELIA
             Did you hear that? A compliment.
                 (she looks to Roger)
             And you know very well that, 
                 (she looks at her breasts)
             they didn’t cause the panic.

                     ROGER
             That is true, nor did you running
             onto the soccer pitch during the
             game, nor did ripping open your
             shirt.

                     AMELIA
                 (she slowly begins to smile)
             But that look of shock, on
             everyone’s face, then the silence.
             And those screams, oh yes, they
             were worth it.

 5

                     ROGER
             Showing yourself to be a vampire
             to all those people, then biting
             that players neck, brilliant!

                     AMELIA
             There was one thing that was
             upsetting.

                     ROGER
             What was that?

                     AMELIA
                 (she is upset)
             Only two thousand died in the
             panic.

                     ROGER
             But the ones I tasted, they did
             taste good.

Amelia looks at all the people dancing.

                     AMELIA
             Here we go again!

FADE OUT:

THE END
Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on October 18, 2012, 10:40:39 am
There was an feature story in Screen Australia’s newsletter   for people who have written a feature film script. The competition is to write 3 shorts of up to 15 pages long. This is the 1st of three.
The prize is to make the film that the shorts represent and they’d give $150,000 towards it.
So I thought I’d try and give it a go.
The title of the film is The Vampire Spuufe.
It may help you to imagine these characters.
The Vampire Diaries:
Janice - Elena
Daniel - Damon
Gareth - Stefan
Mary Belle - Katharine
Ruth - Caroline
Trevor - Tyler

Lesbian Vampire Killers
Loretta - Lotte
Jerry - Jimmy
Fischer - Fletch
   

FADE IN:

1  INT. IN THE CAFE - EVENING

Janice, Daniel and Mary-Belle are sitting at a table.
Janice notices the three people sitting at the next table. She faces them.

                     JANICE
             Evening.

Janice looks at their table, it only has one mug of coffee on it.

                     JANICE
             Can’t you afford a cup each?

                     LORETTA
             Not at the moment, times are hard
             for us.

                     JANICE
             I take it that none of you have
             got a job.

                     LORETTA
             Oh, we do have a job, but it isn’t
             what you would call regular work.


INT. THE LESBIAN VAMPIRE HUNTERS TABLE - EVENING

Jerry looks at the mug in front of them.

                     JERRY
                 (to Fischer)
             Your turn.

                     FISCHER
                 (very sarcastically)
             Ooh, goody.

Fischer half fills a spoon with sugar, he puts it into his mouth.
He takes a mouthful of coffee from the mug, and some milk.

He moves the spoon about in his mouth.

                     JERRY
             My turn.

Jerry picks up his teaspoon from the table.

 2

                     JERRY
                 (he looks to Loretta)
             There has to be an easier way.

                     FISCHER
                 (he looks to Loretta)
             Yeah, flaming right.

Jerry puts half a spoon of sugar into his mouth, then takes the spoon out.
He has a mouthful of coffee then shakes his head.

                     JERRY
             It still doesn’t taste right.

Loretta looks at him, she shakes her head.

                     LORETTA
             That doesn’t surprise me, you
             didn’t add any milk.

Fischer smiles to him.

                     FISCHER
             And like I said last time, coffee
             should be stirred, not shaken.

                     LORETTA
             And all this because I don’t like
             sugar. Thanks guys, you are such
             sweeties.

                     FISCHER
             Lucky you, even Loretta thinks
             that you are a sweetie.

                     JERRY
             Oh great! Thanks! How to ruin a
             guys reputation. Now she thinks I
             am sweet.

                     LORETTA
             You had a reputation? When? Who
             gave you that?

 3

                     JERRY
             I can see the promo’s now. Here
             come the Lesbian Vampire Hunters.
             But they’re all sweeties really!
             
                     FISCHER
             And the mouthful of sugar has
             nothing to do with it?

He starts laughing!

                     JERRY
             I wish we had some more money.

                     FISCHER
             I wish we had some ruddy money.

                     JANICE  O.S.
             Excuse me, but if you can’t afford
             a drink each, I’ll get you one.

                     LORETTA
             Thanks, we are a bit broke at the
             moment.

                     FISCHER
                 (looking at Loretta)
             Was that a bit to subtle for you?
             
                     LORETTA
             What was?

                     FISCHER
             I know how we could have some
             money.

Loretta glares at him.

                     LORETTA
             I told you, I am not doing that.


INT. JANICE GETS THEM A COFFEE EACH - EVENING 

Janice leans over to put the coffees on the table.

4

                     JANICE
                (to Loretta)
             What is it that they want you to
             do?

                     LORETTA
             They want me to make a spectacle
             of myself, and earn us some money.

Loretta pretends to look angry with Fischer and Jerry.

                     FISCHER
             Oh go on, we’ve got your back.

                     LORETTA
             It’s not my back I’m thinking of.
             I’m not doing it!

                     FISCHER
             Oh Loretta, just think of the make
             up, the clothes, and the shoes!

                     LORETTA
             I’ve already told you. I am not
             doing it!

                     FISCHER
             Food, food, oh how I miss food. Oh,
             coffee, and beer!

                     JERRY
             Mmm a coffee each, and beers each!

                     LORETTA
             No, no and NO!
                (she stares to Jerry)
             And a double no to you!

                     JANICE  O.S.
             What do you guys normally do?

                     LORETTA
             We are lesbian vampire hunters.

                     JANICE
             And?

 5

                     LORETTA
             They want me to front a Lesbian
             Vampire Hunters stall at a
             Horror.con, wearing a blonde wig.

                     DANIEL
             About these vampires you go after,
             do you get any type of vampire?

                     LORETTA
             Only lesbians.

Fischer grins.

                     LORETTA
             We only get lesbian vampires.

                     DANIEL
             Why do you only go after lesbians?

Daniel looks upwards, then smiles.
 
                     LORETTA
             I had a bad experience a while ago.
             It just wouldn’t take no for an
             answer.

                     JERRY
                 (grinning)
             I was trying to fix up Loretta with
             a bloke.

                     LORETTA
             Huh, some bloke.

                     JERRY
             Yeah I know, what I thought was a
             handsome bloke......

                     LORETTA
             He wasn’t a bloke.

                     FISCHER
             This handsome bloke turned out to
             be a type of Lola, out for a walk
             on the wild side.

 6

                     LORETTA
             Tell me about it.

                     JERRY
             Yeah, it didn’t stop there though,
             he was a she, and she was a
             vampire.

                     LORETTA
             A lesbian vampire.

                     JERRY
             One thing led to another, and well,              we’ve been killing lesbian
             vampires ever since.

                     DANIEL
             Lesbian vampires! What is a group
             of them known as?

                     FISCHER
             I’m not sure, but it can’t be a
             nag of lesbian vampires.

                     LORETTA
             Why not?

                     MARY-BELLE
             Yeah, I’m with her.

Thinking about what she said, and what it could mean.

                     MARY-BELLE  CONT’D
             Er no! I didn’t mean that I am
             with her, as such. We are not
             lesbians. 

She has a long look at Loretta.

                     MARY-BELLE  CONT’D
             But then again.
                 (she smiles to Loretta)
             Why can’t it be a nag?

Fischer smiles to her.

                     FISCHER
             From what I’ve been told, and this
             is just here-say, but women don’t
             start to nag until after they are
             married.

7

                     MARY-BELLE
                 (staring angrily at Fischer)
             Oh, really?

                     FISCHER
             That’s what my married friends
             say.

Fischer sighs with relief.

                     RUTH
             The correct term for them is a Bed,
             a Bed of lesbian vampires.

Jerry begins to smile, then he bursts into laughter.

                     LORETTA
             What? What is it? What are you
             laughing at now?

                     JERRY
             You can’t see it? It’s because of
             where we are going, and what we are
             going to be doing.

                     LORETTA
             What is so funny about what we are
             doing?

                     JERRY
             We’re going to the Manor House of
             Pornithian. Porn Manor? And we are
             looking for a BED of lesbians
             vampires?

They all laugh.

FADE OUT:

THE END

Any question? Or comments?

Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on October 18, 2012, 10:47:28 am
There was an feature story in Screen Australia’s newsletter   for people who have written a feature film script. The competition is to write 3 shorts of up to 15 pages long.
This is the 2nd of three.
The prize is to make the film that the shorts represent and they’d give $150,000 towards it.
So I thought I’d try and give it a go.
The title of the film is The Vampire Spuufe.
It may help you to imagine these characters.
The Vampire Diaries:
Janice - Elena
Daniel - Damon
Gareth - Stefan
Mary Belle - Katharine
Ruth - Caroline
Trevor - Tyler

Lesbian Vampire Killers
Loretta - Lotte
Jerry - Jimmy
Fischer - Fletch

True Blood
Topless Woman - Sookie
Man - Bill Compton

Buffy The Vampire Slayer
The Blonde Girl - Buffy
   

FADE IN:
       
INT. AT A HORROR.CON - EVENING

Loretta is standing at their stall.

                     LORETTA
             Why did I agree to this?

                     JERRY
             It was the clothes, you must love
             wearing leather.

                     FISCHER
             For the long hair and the lovely
             leather clothes.

Jerry smiles.

                     LORETTA
                 (sarcastically)
             Oh very funny. Leather is horrible
             it sounds like you are farting if
             you sit on a leather chair.

                     JERRY
                 (still smiling at Loretta)
             Oh I don’t know.

                     FISCHER
             And yet, it could be worse. You
             might have got one of them short
             skirts she wore.

Jerry smiles very happily to her.


INT. A WOMAN WALKS UP TO LORETTA - EVENING

A young woman with blonde hair walks up to Loretta.
She puts a hand on her shoulder.

                     BLONDE
             You’re not a lesbian, are you?

                     LORETTA
             No.

The blonde woman kisses Loretta on her cheek.

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                     BLONDE
             Good.

                     JERRY
                 (to the blonde)
             We hunt Lesbian vampire, Loretta
             is not a lesbian.

Jerry looks to Fischer, he slowly begins to smile.

                     BLONDE
                 (looking to Jerry)
             It is good to have friends, keep
             your friends close.

The woman walks away.
Fischer looks at her, he looks increasingly surprised.

                     GARETH
             Was that?

                     FISCHER
                 (he looks at Gareth)
             No! That wasn’t her? Was it!

                     GARETH
                 (to Loretta)
             Was that?

                     LORETTA
             Do you want me to kiss and tell.

                     JERRY
             Yes please.

They all watch her walk away.
They are all surprised. Jerry is smiling.


INT. LOOKING AT THEIR BOOKINGS - EVENING

Loretta sits with Janice and Ruth at the counter.

                     JANICE
             What are you going to do next?

                     LORETTA.
             Look in the book.

3

Loretta reaches under the counter, she puts the appointments book on the counter.

                     LORETTA
             It’s got here that we are due to
             go to the town of Pornithian, to
             the Manor House Restaurant.


INT. STANDING NEAR THE COUNTER - EVENING

They all go to the stall.

                     JERRY
             How many vampires are there? 

                     FISCHER
             I was told that there is eight of
             them.

                     DANIEL
             Who told you that?

                     FISCHER
             The owner, a Mrs. Audrey Billings.
             She says that the vampires are
             scaring her customers away from
             there.

                     JERRY
             That’ll put her takings down.

                     FISCHER
             Because the vampires are scaring
             her customers away.

                     JERRY
             Well yes, that and vampires aren’t
             known as big eaters.

                     FISCHER
             I wonder if she has a corkage
             charge.

                     GARETH
             What for?

5

                     DANIEL
             Bottles of the True synthetic
             blood?

                     JERRY
             Mind you, they could have nearly
             fresh raw meat, heated to get the
             blood to the right temperature.

Some cheering makes them look towards the end of the arena. A topless young woman runs passed them, she stops and jiggles her tits then runs away.

A man runs after her, he stops near them.

                     MAN
             Please, I beg of you, don’t look.

They look to each other.

                     FISCHER
             She seems to have a nice
             personality.

                     JERRY
             Really, I thought they were both
             nice.

                     JANICE
                 (ignoring their comments)
             That’s a thought, Lesbian vampires?
             What is a group of them known as?

                     DANIEL
             I’m not sure, but it can’t be a
             nag of lesbian vampires.

                     LORETTA
             Why not?

                     MARY-BELLE
             Yeah, I’m with her. Err no! I
             didn’t mean that I am with her as
             such. We are not lesbians. 

She has a long look at Loretta.

                     MARY-BELLE  CONT’D
             But then again.
                 (she smiles to Loretta)
             Why can’t it be a nag?

6

Fischer grins to her.

                     FISCHER
             From what I’ve been told, and this
             is just here-say, but women don’t
             start to nag until after they are
             married.

                     MARY-BELLE
                 (staring angrily at Fischer)
             Oh, really?

                     FISCHER
             So I’m told.

Fischer sighs with relief.

                     RUTH
             The correct term for them is a Bed,
             a Bed of lesbian vampires.

Jerry begins to smile, then he bursts into laughter.

                     LORETTA
             What? What is it? What are you
             laughing at now?

                     JERRY
             You can’t see it? Where we are
             going, what we are going there to
             do.

                     LORETTA
             What is so funny about what we are
             doing?

                     JERRY
                 (said as a matter of fact)
             We are going to the Manor House of
             Pornithian.

                     LORETTA
             So?

7

                     JERRY
             We are going to Porn Manor,
             looking for a BED of lesbians
             vampires?

                     LORETTA
             Oh yeah, that is so funny. Look I’m
             bound to laugh soon.

They all laugh.

                     JANICE
             We could help you guys, if it’s ok.

                     FISCHER
             And do what?

                     MARY-BELLE
             Well, I am a vampire.

She looks to Loretta.

                     MARY-BELLE
             I’m not a lesbian either.

                     DANIEL
             I’m a vampire as well.

                     JERRY
             No you’re not. Are you?

                     DANIEL
                (changes into a vampire)
             Yes, I flaming well am.

                     FISCHER
             Hey, hey. You be careful vampy boy.

He points to Loretta.

                     FISCHER
             We’ve got Buffy standing here. 

No one laughs, or dares to utter a sound they look at each other, but not at Loretta.

8

INT. DOG BOY DOES IT AGAIN - EVENING

Jerry shakes his head.

                     JERRY
             No, I don’t think so.

                     LORETTA
             You can’t join us, I mean, we kill
             vampires.

                     MARY-BELLE
             I thought you said you only kill
             Lesbian Vampires.

                     FISCHER
             Oh, just let them join.

                     JERRY
             Why?

                     FISCHER
             Oh I don’t know, it might be worth
             a laugh or two.

                     LORETTA
             How?

                     RUTH
             Excuse me, but while you are
             talking about lesbian vampires
             what’s you’re view on a vampire
             with a werewolf?

Jerry and Fischer look at each other, they start laughing.

                     LORETTA
                (trying not to laugh)
             It’d give new meaning to doing
             it doggie style.

Everyone else starts to laugh.

                     TREVOR
             Rack off, you bloody perverts.

                     RUTH
                 (smiles to Trevor)
             Thanks Trevor.

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                     GARETH                     
             You get us close enough and we can
             point to where the vampires are.

                     JERRY
             Apart from the dog boy that is.
                (Jerry bursts out laughing)
             Imagine a werewolf humping your
             leg!

                     MARY-BELLE
             Really, now imagine what the
             werewolf would hold on to!

Jerry crosses his legs.

                     JERRY
             Ooh!

Mary-Belle smugly grins.


INT. LOOKING AT A THE STALL OPPOSITE - EVENING

The stall is opposite SEXUAL RIGHTS FOR MONSTERS.

                     GARETH
             I wonder what their view would be?

                     LORETTA
             For a lesbian werewolf?

                     JANICE
             Well, technically there would have
             to be two werewolves.

                     MARY-BELLE
             Or more.

She smiles again.

                     DANIEL
             And they’d have to be bitches.

                     JERRY
             I suggest that we keep to the
             vampires thing.

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                     TREVOR
             I think someone got a thing about
             leg humping.

Daniel tries not to grin, for half a second then he fails, hysterically laughing.

                     DANIEL
             Can someone change the subject,
             please. I’m trying to not to
             imagine a werewolf humping Jerry’s
             leg.

                     FISCHER
             Yes enough! Let’s stick to
             vampires.

                     GARETH
             Was that meant to be funny?

                     FISCHER
                 (puzzled)
             No. Why?

                     GARETH
             Stick? As in a piece of wood?

                     JERRY
             One with a painted red end?

                     FISCHER
                 (he grins to Jerry)
             Oh yeah, that’s good.
                 (looking at Gareth’s glare)
             Although, not to funny from your
             side of the fence, sorry.

                     JANICE
             Especially a little wooden picket
             fence.

FADE OUT:

THE END

Questions? Comments?
Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on October 18, 2012, 10:55:32 am
There was an feature story in Screen Australia’s newsletter   for people who have written a feature film script. The competition is to write 3 shorts of up to 15 pages long. The prize is to make the film that the shorts represent and they’d give $150,000 towards it.
So I thought I’d try and give it a go.
This the 3rd of three.
The title of the film is The Vampire Spuufe.
It may help you to imagine these characters.
The Vampire Diaries:
Daniel - Damon
Gareth - Stefan


FADE IN:

EXT. A WALK IN THE FOREST - EVENING 

Gareth and Daniel are walking along the path, that winds through the trees in the forest.
They hear a rifle shot, it echoes in the forest.

Gareth and Daniel stop, they listen to the echoes.

                     DANIEL
             Which way do you think that one
             came from.

                     GARETH
             I don’t know, and I can’t think of
             anyone who would be out here with
             a gun.

                     DANIEL
             Who would be stupid enough to come
             out here? With or without a gun.

They look to each other. They shrug.

                     GARETH
             At least my way of killing the
             animals is better.

                     DANIEL
             Yeah, right. Because it is so
             environmentally aware? 


EXT.  WATCHING A WEREWOLF EAT - DAY

Daniel starts to smile, which becomes laughter.

                     GARETH
             What did I say?

                     DANIEL
             Not you, it’s just that, imagine
             a werewolf chowing down on a buck-
             shot riddled animal.

FOOTAGE: Humorous, Of a werewolf eating an animal, spitting out buck-shot and teeth.

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                     GARETH
                 (smiling)
             That would cause a few broken
             teeth. So my way is more
             environmentally aware and healthy.

                     DANIEL
             How do you reckon that?

                     GARETH
             Well, they won’t die from lead
             poisoning will they?

Gareth looks to Daniel, he smiles, they walk on.
After a few more paces.

                     GARETH
             You know I was surprised, when you
             said you’d like to see how I feed.

Daniel is looking at the trees around them. He doesn’t hear
Gareth properly.

                     DANIEL
             Hmm, what?

                     GARETH
             I didn’t think you could be
             bothered, about seeing how I feed.

                     DANIEL
                 (trying not to grin, sarcasm)
             Of course I do, little brother. I
             want to know what it’s really
             like for you.

                     GARETH
             You know, I almost believed you
             that time.

Gareth points at the forest around them.

                     GARETH
             Well, this is it, this is where I
             usually go. Lovely and quiet out
             here isn’t it?

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                     DANIEL
             If you like this sort of thing. Do
             they make much noise?

                     GARETH
             Not too much, running headfirst
             into a tree tends to make them a
             bit quieter.

                     DANIEL
             Yeah but how often do they run
             into a tree.

Gareth swings an arm around his head.

                     DANIEL
             Oh right, sorry, the not enough
             room to swing a cat theory.

                     GARETH
             It’s true, if I chase ‘em for long
             enough, they might run into a tree.

They hear another rifle shot.

                     GARETH
             You won’t catch me shooting one of
             them things, that’s be like having
             one of your packet meals.

Daniel takes a pack of blood from his pocket.

                     DANIEL
             These do have their uses, I find
             they are convenient, when I can’t
             be bothered with chasing the real
             thing.

                     GARETH
             Not chasing the real thing? Oh, I
             see what you mean.

                     DANIEL
             And there’s so much choice these
             days.

                     GARETH
             Like what?

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                     DANIEL
             That true blood, there’s A, B, AB
             positive and AB negative. And for
             all those head bangers who like
             rock music there’s AC/DC.

Daniel holds the packet up the bag for Gareth to see.
A topless blonde girl runs along the path.
 
                     DANIEL
             Did you see that?

                     GARETH
             That or them? And why is a vampire
             asking a vampire if he has good
             eyesight? If a blind man saw them,
             he’d smile.
 
                     DANIEL
             That’s true,
                  (confused)
             I think.

Daniel takes a packet of blood from a pocket, he looks at it.

                     DANIEL
             One of the things I like, it’s
             just like an ice cream stall for
             vampires. All the different
             flavours to choose from. A, AB, O.

                     GARETH
             And for those who like heavy metal
             in theirs, they can have ACDC.

                     DANIEL
             Oh yes! That was funny! Listen,
                 (said dryly)
             I’m bound to laugh soon!

                     GARETH
                 (about the packets of blood)
             Sounds like you’re spoilt for
             choice.

                     DANIEL
             And if I buy it in bulk, I can get
             it home delivered.

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Gareth begins to smile as Daniel has some.

                     GARETH
             It’s a bit like meals-on-wheels?

                     DANIEL
             That’s the one.


EXT. GARETH’S IMAGINATION: DANIEL STOPPING A VAN - DAY

Daniel jumps out in front of a Meals-on-Wheels van, he forces it to stop.
 

END OF GARETH’S IMAGINATION

Gareth laughs a bit.

                     GARETH
             I just had a really weird visual
             of you doing a hold-up to a
             Meals-on-Wheels van.

                     DANIEL
             Was it that bad?

                     GARETH
             Just be glad you didn’t hear the
             music that went with it.

                     DANIEL
             If it was your vision, I can guess
             what that was.


EXT. DANIEL IMAGINES GARETH’S IMAGINATION - DAY

Gareth jumps out in front of a Meals on Wheel van, pointing two pistols at the van. Dressed as a Highwayman.
SONG: Stand and Deliver by Adam and the Ants

Looks at the back of the van. The bumper sticker is:
SAVE A VAMPIRE TODAY, give blood here.... please.


END OF DANIELS IMAGINATION

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                     DANIEL
             You are right, it was that bad.

Gareth puts his arm out to stop Daniel.

                     GARETH
                (whispers)
             Quiet, look, there is a rabbit, by
             the fourth tree along. On the left
             of the path.

                     DANIEL
             What, that poor defenceless bunny?
             You’re not going to murder it are
             you?

Gareth turns to face Daniel, who smiles.
Daniel starts to sing the title line of the song Bright Eyes from the film Watership Down.

                     GARETH
             Pillock! You just wait here, this
             won’t take me long.


EXT. GARETH CATCHING HIS BREAKFAST - EVENING 

Gareth changes into a vampire, smiling to Daniel.
He begins to chase the rabbit. Daniel grins as he watches Gareth chase the rabbit through the undergrowth.

Daniel laughs as Gareth slip and slide up then down several slopes.
Daniel takes a pack of blood from his pocket and has several mouthfuls of blood.

Gareth stops to look at Daniel.

                     GARETH
             Is that real blood or that
             synthetic stuff?

                     DANIEL
             This is the real stuff.

A rabbit runs by Gareth, he rushes to catch but he slips over. 

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                     GARETH
                 (shouting)
             Come here you frigging little sod.

Daniel laughs at the sounds of the chase.

                     DANIEL
                 (keeping a straight face)
             Oh, did you miss it?

Then he smiles as he watches Gareth bite, then drink the animal’s blood.
Happy at last, Gareth goes back to where Daniel is waiting.

Carrying the rabbit he breaks off one of its feet.
Holding the rabbit’s foot to Daniel.

                     GARETH
             Do you want a lucky rabbits foot?

                     DANIEL
             A lucky rabbit’s foot? Who is it
             lucky for, you, me or the rabbit?
             ‘Cause I doubt if the rabbit would
             think it’s lucky.

Daniel looks at the rabbits foot.

                     DANIEL  CONT’D
             Especially now.

Daniel takes the bag of blood from his pocket. He has another mouthful.
Gareth looks at it.

                     GARETH
             Now if they were to put rabbits
             blood in plastic bags as well?
             That’d come in handy, ’specially
             when the ground is slippery.

Gareth wipes some of the mud off his jeans.
Daniel sips on his bag of blood.

                     GARETH     
             At least the rabbit’s blood will
             keep me going for a while.

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Gareth throws the rabbit away.

                     DANIEL
             Don’t do that! The rabbit has
             three more lucky feet. We could
             sell them.
                 (he looks to his brother)
             You could sell them.

Daniel looks at the rabbit.

                     DANIEL CONT’D
             You know, that would make it 
             understandable.

                     GARETH
             What would?

                     DANIEL
             If a person was to only cut off a
             rabbit’s foot, then throw away the
             rest of the rabbit with three feet
             on it, they’d get seven years bad
             luck.

                     GARETH
             You know it’s only a front foot.

                     DANIEL
             How could you tell the difference,
             one foot is like another, isn’t it?

Gareth turns away from Daniel, he looks to where he threw the rabbit.

                     GARETH
             Well if you want those other feet,
             you’re welcome to go and get them.
             The rabbit’s in that Blackberry
             patch, right in the middle.

Daniel looks to the rabbit, surrounded by thorns.

                     DANIEL
             I’m alright, I’ve got a lucky
             rabbit’s foot. I don’t need another.

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                     GARETH
             Didn’t think of that one did they.

                     DANIEL
             What one?

                     GARETH
             How a lucky rabbits foot in the
             hand is better than three in a
             Blackberry patch.

They look to the blackberry bush.

                     DANIEL
             If you’re quite finished here, we
             should get going to the tavern.
             Meet the others, and get another
             type of drink.

                     GARETH
             I am of one thing about those
             animals.

                     DANIEL
             What is that?
 
                     GARETH
             I’m glad the rabbits aren’t
             Chinese.

Gareth stops, he looks at Daniel.

                     DANIEL
             Why’s that?

                     GARETH
             You know what they say, half an
             hour after a Chinese, and you want
             another one.

Gareth nods, then smiles. He starts to walk again.


FADE OUT:

THE END

Comments, Questions?
Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on April 15, 2013, 11:40:00 pm
FADE IN:

EXT. IN THE FLOWER GARDEN - EVENING

A girl (Janine 20yo) is walking by the flower beds. (Jeans ‘T’shirt Jacket)
Janine stops, she looks at a statue of a woman on a horse.

Janine keeps walking by the flower beds.
A young woman (Katharine 19yo) starts to walk towards her. From behind her, she is watching her.

Katharine is wearing horse riding clothes, very smart.

                     KATHARINE
             It is getting late, why are you
             still here.

Janine turns, she looks to her.

                     JANINE
             I like it when all the people have
             gone. You are here late as well.

                     KATHARINE
             Like you say, it’s nice when most
             people have gone.

                     JANINE
             Have you been coming here for long?

                    KATHARINE
             It feels like it. I keep an eye
             on the place.

Janine looks around at the gardens.
She cannot see anyone else.
She doesn’t notice the statue horse has no rider.

                     JANINE
             It is nice with no one else here
             to distract me. I can wander about
             with my thoughts.

                     KATHARINE
             What do you think about?

                     JANINE
             Boys mainly.

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                     KATHARINE
             Problems?

                     JANINE
             Aren’t they always? Don’t tell me,
                 (a bit suspiciously)
             are you going to offer to help.

                     KATHARINE
             Me? No, I was always much happier
             with a book or my flowers. Now if
             my sister was here.

                     JANINE
             You make it sound as if she was
             boy mad.

                     KATHARINE
             No, but she was with him. They
             were to be married. I don’t know
             if they ever did.

                     JANINE
             You don’t know? None of the boys
             I know have even thought about
             that.

                     KATHARINE
             What else is there.

                     JANINE
             They just want to touch me.

                     KATHARINE
             They do, oh, what do you do?

                     JANINE
             Nothing, I’m a bit like you, only
             I prefer listening to music.

                     KATHARINE
             I did hear some music, once or
             twice, not much though.

They hear a woman calling.



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                     JANINE
                 (looks to where the sound comes from)
             Who is that?

                     KATHARINE
             I don’t know.

                     JANINE
             You don’t how many people are here
             at night, the place is meant to be
             empty.

                     KATHARINE
                 (thoughtfully)
             True. I have heard that call
             several times before.

                     JANINE
             You have, do you want to know who
             it is?

                     KATHARINE
             No. I’m content to be here most of
             the time by myself.

                     JANINE
             Well, if I go to try and find her,
             can I come back here.
 
                     KATHARINE
             Yes, I’ll be here, somewhere.

                     JANINE
             Good, it’ll be nice to see you
             again.

                     KATHARINE
             Thank you.

Janine looks to the other end of the house.

                     JANINE
             I think I heard her over there.

Not hearing an answer she turns around but no one is there.



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EXT. WHERE THE CALLING IS - EVENING

She hears the woman calling again.
She goes to where the sound was.
Janine is where the sound was but she cannot see anyone.

She walks away.


EXT. BY THE FLOWER BEDS - EVENING

Janine stands by the flower beds.
Katharine walks up to her, behind her.

                     KATHARINE
             I didn’t think you would come back
             here so soon.

                     JANINE
             I couldn’t find her. I thought I
             was in the right place but I
             couldn’t see who it was.

                     KATHARINE
             What are you going to do ...
                 (Katharine points to Janine’s top)
             What is that?

Janine looks down

                     JANINE
             Them, that is the name of the
             group that play the music I like.

                     KATHARINE
             Who are they?

                     JANINE
             What, you don’t know, where have
             you been the last forty years?

                     KATHARINE
             Here.

Janine looks to her.

                     JANINE
             No where else?
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                     KATHARINE
             I haven’t but the other one of me
             has.

Katharine looks around the garden.

                     KATHARINE  CONT’D
             Look, there I am.

They look at the other Katharine.

                     JANINE
             How can you be in two places at
             once?

                     KATHARINE
             I don’t know, I just know that I
             am.

                     JANINE
             Are you in a rush to go anywhere?

                     KATHARINE
             No, well not yet, I might do later
             though, why.

                     JANINE
             Would you mind sitting down on
             those chairs up there by the table.

                     KATHARINE
             Now?


EXT. SITTING ON THE CHAIRS - EVENING

Janine sits down, she takes a ballpoint pen and paper from her bag and puts it on the table.
Katharine sits down.

They look at the garden.

                     JANINE
             I’m glad we met, I was feeling so
             depressed before.



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                     KATHARINE
             You were, I never got that. I
             always had other things to think
             of.

                     JANINE
             Like what?

                     KATHARINE
             The flowers, I love flowers,
             especially the blue ones.

                     JANINE
             You do how do you know which is
             which? Doesn’t it get to dark?

                     KATHARINE
             I remember where they were. Still
             are.

                     JANINE
             Good thing the gardener has never
             moved them.

                     KATHARINE
             They have, but I bring them back.

Janine looks at all the garden.

                     JANINE
             There is a lot of garden here, to
             do that all by yourself. And it
             the dark.

                     KATHARINE
             I have a few friends here. They
             bring their own light.

                     JANINE
             Here, who?

Ghosts emerge from various places.

                     KATHARINE
             My friends.

                     JANINE
             They are ghosts, who are they?
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EXT. TWO ARE DRESSED IN UNIFORM - EVENING

Katharine points to the two on the grass.

                     KATHARINE  O.S.
             Those two are guards in the
             entrance, they tried to save my
             brothers. They died trying.

                     JANINE    O.S.
             What are they wearing?

                     KATHARINE  O.S.
             That was the uniform of the
             Roundheads.

                     JANINE  O.S.
             Who is that?


EXT. GHOST IN BLUE DRESS - EVENING

A woman in a long blue dress walks into the garden, from a bush, she is crying. She has no face.

                     KATHARINE  O.S.
             I have no idea who that is, I‘ve
             seen her quite a lot though.


EXT. FROM THE WALLS OF THE HOUSE - EVENING

Two ghosts walk from the house.

                     JANINE  O.S.
             What about them.

                     KATHARINE  O.S.
             Maids from the kitchen.


EXT. A GHOST IN A WHITE DRESS APPEARS - EVENING

A ghost in white appears near the statue.

                     JANINE
             That is the other you, I’d love to
             know how there is two of you.
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                     KATHARINE
             That was not a very nice time for
             me.

                     JANINE
             If you’d prefer not to remember.

                     KATHARINE
             I have already begun to remember.

Katherine’s clothes change to a long white dress. She glows.

                     KATHARINE
             My sister imprisoned me in the
             dungeons. I couldn’t see the
             flowers from there.

Janine looks at the flowers.

                     JANINE
             Some things are too nice to miss.

                     KATHARINE
             I had my memories of the flowers,
             I remember having new memories of
             them I kept having memories.

                     JANINE
             Did she keep you there for long.

                     KATHARINE
             I never got out, she left me to
             die.

                     JANINE
             Was that long ago,

                     KATHARINE
             I don’t know, when is it now.
             
                     JANINE
             June the twenty third, two
             thousand thirteen.

                     KATHARINE
             It is, I died in fifteen forty two.

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                     JANINE
             And you have always been here?


EXT. A SMARTLY DRESSED GHOST APPEARS - EVENING

The ghost of a young man appears in the garden.

                     JANINE
             Who is he?

                     KATHARINE
             I’m not sure, I think I’ve seen
             him before though.

He walks towards them.

                     KATHARINE
             Montague?

                     MONTAGUE
             Katharine, have you seen her?

                     KATHARINE
             Who.

They hear someone calling.
He turns to where the voice is.

                     MONTAGUE
             Elisabeth?

                     JANINE
             Isn’t that who we heard earlier?

The ghost in the long blue dress floats to them, as she gets closer.
She is gently crying.

As she gets closer they see she has no face. She kneels at Katharine’s feet

                     GHOST IN BLUE
             I’m sorry for what I did.

Katherine looks at her.


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                     JANINE
             Who is she?

                     KATHARINE
             My sister.

Katherine helps Elizabeth to her feet, she hugs her.

                     KATHERINE
                 (to Elizabeth)
             I’ve missed you.

The ghost faces her, her face begins to appear.

                     KATHARINE
             Elizabeth?

                     JANINE
             How long has she been here?

                     KATHARINE
             Nearly as long as me. That is a
             long time to keep crying.

The other Katharine walks to them she walks into Katharine, they become one. 
Montague holds Elizabeth’s hand as they walk to the house.


FADE OUT:

THE END



Inspired by the story of The White Lady, and The Blue Lady.
Two of the ghosts at Berry Pomeroy Castle, Totnes, South Devon.
Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on July 07, 2013, 03:37:47 am
FADE IN:   THE BBQ

EXT. ON THE VERANDA - MORNING (Saturday)

Simon and his wife Ruth with their daughter Suzy and the man she recently married (Davy) are having drinks at the table.

Ruth puts two plates of sandwiches on the table.

                     RUTH
             Suzy can you help give out the
             drinks at the BBQ?

                     DAVY
             That’ll be good, having pretty
             young girls bring us food and
             drinks.

                     SIMON
             Do you mean like a scantily clad
             pretty girl.

                     DAVY
             Yep, that’d be nice.

                     SIMON
             Oh really, you mean you’d like to
             see my wife without much clothing
             on would you?

Davy realises what is being said.

                     DAVY
             No, no, I didn’t mean that.

                     RUTH
             Good I’m glad you don’t have
             fantasies of me not wearing much.

                     SUZY
             Davy! She is my mother.

                     DAVY
             I didn’t mean I wanted to see her
             not wearing much.




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                     RUTH
                 (to Davy)
             Of course you didn’t mean that,
             does that mean I’m not pretty?

                     SIMON
             Of course he didn’t dear, he meant
             our Suzy didn’t you.

                     DAVY
             Of course not.

Davy looks to Suzy.

                     DAVY
             No, that’s not what I meant.
             
                     SUZY
                 (getting angry)
             So what are you saying? You do
             think I’m pretty don’t you?

                     DAVY
             Yes, very.

                     SUZY
             And you’d like to see me without
             much clothing on.

                     DAVY
                 (tries not to smile)
             Yes.

                     SUZY
             While you are with my dad.

                     DAVY
             Ye...
                 (he looks to Simon)
             No, that’s not what I meant.

                     SUZY
             You would prefer he looked at mum
             without much clothing on.

                     DAVY
             That’s it.

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                     RUTH
             While you are there?

Davy looks to Ruth and Simon, they are both quietly laughing.

                     DAVY
                 (A bit suspiciously)
             No, of course not.

Davy looks to Simon.

                     DAVY
             I think I’ll make a start.

                     SIMON
             So you do want to help, there’s a
             list of party hire places by the
             phone.

Davy quickly gets up, he goes to the phone.
They watch him walk away.
Suzy leans to her parents, across the table.

                     SUZY
             See, I told you it’d be easy to
             get him to help.

They all start laughing.

                     SIMON
             I suppose I’d better go and help
             him, I’ll take a sandwich, or two.

Simon stands up, he walks outside.


EXT. RUTH AND SUZY AT THE TABLE - MORNING

They put their feet up on the spare chairs.

                     SUZY
                 (to her mum)
             What do you think we should do?

                     RUTH
             Make plans for the BBQ this evening.

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                     SUZY
             Have you any ideas who we should
             ask?

                     RUTH
             We could ask that fishmonger and
             his sister, they are always good
             for a laugh.

                     SUZY
             I know, we could ask that guy from
             the home renovation centre and his
             wife.

                     RUTH
             And that couple from the gym,
             Amanda and Bethany.

Ruth begins to smile.

                     RUTH
             This is just a thought, I dare say
             that Davy might appreciate it if
             you put on sexy clothes for him.

                     SUZY
                 (she smiles, nonchalantly)
             He might.

                     RUTH
             So if you were to wear your gym
             clothes later, and you were to
             take him a drink, after what we
             said, I bet he would try to ignore
             you.

                     SUZY
             Mum, that is so mean.
                 (she begins to smile)
             Good idea though.

                     RUTH
             We’ll organize the people for the
             BBQ then go and get the food, and
             your gym clothes.



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EXT. WHERE THE LAWN WILL BE - DAY

Ruth walks to one end, where Simon and Davy are shaping the new lawn.
Ruth looks at what they are doing.

                     RUTH
                  (to Simon)
             Excuse me dear, didn’t we agree to
             make the lawn the other way around?

Davy stops what he is doing and looks at Ruth in despair.

                     DAVY
             What! Oh no!

Simon holds Ruth’s hand, he leads her to the other end of lawn.

                     SIMON
             There you are dear, it is the
             other way.

                     RUTH
             Oh yes, now I see it.

They look at Davy, they start to laugh.

                     DAVY
             You rotten pair of … I don’t
             believe it.

Ruth smiles to Simon.

                     RUTH
             Suzy and I are going out, we are
             going to get some food for a BBQ
             this evening.

Davy waves to Suzy.

                     DAVY
             See you later.


EXT. PUTTING THE PIPES IN PLACE FOR THE LAWN - DAY

Davy is making the small trenches for the reticulation.
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                     SIMON
             What are they for?

                     DAVY
             Underground reticulation, that’ll
             impress Ruth.

                     SIMON
             Don’t bother, we can use the
             flexible pipe and put in in
             afterwards.

They measure where the edges of the lawn will be.
They level the soil.

                     DAVY
             Scrape some soil off, then spread
             on the seeds. After that put the
             soil back on the top.

                     SIMON
             What then?

                     DAVY
             Try the reticulation, make sure it
             gives a good cover. When it’s good,
             make sure the ground stays moist.

                     SIMON
             What, all the time?

                     DAVY
             Until the seed shows as grass. Are
             you going to put plants around the
             lawn.

                     SIMON
             I hadn’t thought of that yet.

                     DAVY
             Well if you are going to make this
             place to use a little water as
             possible then I suggest you make
             plans for the garden.

                     SIMON
             Do you know what plants to use?

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                     DAVY
             A few.

                     SIMON
             Plants that will use a small amount
             Of water.

                     DAVY
             There are a few that don’t need
             much water, and they’ll cause
             shade for the grass.

                     SIMON
             Can I leave it with you to do a
             list of what is available?

                     DAVY
             Ok.

They kept working not realising the time.


EXT.  DRINKS AND FOOD FOR THE WORKERS – AFTERNOON

Ruth and Suzy take food and drinks for them, Ruth and Suzy are wearing their gym clothes.

                     SUZY
                 (to Davy)
             Here you are dear food and drinks.

Davy turns to them, he sees what they are wearing.

                     DAVY
                  (under his breath)
             Oh no.

Simon is looking at the ground.

                     SIMON
             What’s wrong?

                     DAVY
             Look at them.

Davy points to Ruth and Suzy.
Simon sneaks a look at them.

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                     SIMON
             I see what you mean, just look at
             their eyes.

The girls give them the food and drink then go back to the house.

                     SIMON
                  (to Davy)
             Whatever you do don’t watch them
             walk away, you’ll never live it
             down.


INT. RUTH AND SUZY IN THE KITCHEN – AFTERNOON

As they get into the kitchen, they put on their bathrobes on, over their gym clothes.

                     RUTH
             When was the last time Davy was so
             scared of complimenting you?
 
                     SUZY
             It felt odd, although it was fun
             to watch his reaction. What do we
             do next?

                     RUTH
             Potato salad, a pasta mix and some
             coleslaw.


EXT. GETTING THE BBQ STARTED – EARLY EVENING

Simon looks at all the food on the table.

                     SIMON
             When did the tables and chairs get
             here?

                     RUTH
             While you were working on my lawn,
             what do you think of the party
             hire stuff?



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                     SIMON
             There’s a bit much here isn’t
             there?

                     RUTH
             Good thing I invited a few other
             more people.

                     SIMON
             You don’t mind if I have a bit to
             eat now do you?

                     SUZY
             I can make you a sandwich.

                     RUTH
             I’d prefer you wait until the
             others get here.

Suzy opens the fridge and takes the plate of sandwiches out.

                     SUZY
             What about these ones, they should
             do.


EXT. AT THE BBQ – EVENING

Nell, the fishmongers sister, is cooking the steaks on the BBQ., she moves the cooked steaks aside, to cool.
People at the BBQ are in small groups here and there.

Nell accidentally stabs herself with the BBQ fork.

                     SUZY
             Dad, quick, Nell’s stabbed herself
             with the fork. Can you get the
             first aid kit.

Simon goes (walks) towards the house.

                     SIMON
             Yeah alright, I’m just going to get
             it. I’ll be there in a moment.

Suzy wraps Nell’s hand with a white cloth, red (blood) appears, it stains the cloth.
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                     SUZY
             Dad, for gods sake hurry!

Simon calls from inside the house.

                     SIMON  O.S.
             Alright, alright, settle down.
             What is the rush? It’s only a fork.

                     SUZY
             It’s the BBQ fork dad, it is in
             Nell’s hand.

From inside the house.

                     SIMON  O.S.
             It’s a what!

                     SUZY
                 (shouts)
             Fork in Nell.

Everyone there starts to laugh.

                     SUZY
                 (Suzy looks at the groups of people)
             What, what?

Davy goes to her, he whispers to her.

                     SUZY
             Oh no.

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THE END
Title: Re: Another short script I wrote
Post by: Maidenscombe on February 13, 2014, 12:05:46 pm
The Ashwordly Witches

FADE IN:

EXT. GRAVE DIGGERS NEAR THE WOODS – EVENING October 30 1642
Song; Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath 1st part (2 min 45 seconds)
Two men are carrying shovels across a field towards the woods.
They stop outside the woods.

                     JEFFERY
             Are you ready for it?

                     STEPHEN
             What?

                     JEFFERY
             Put a foot on the ground inside
             the bounds of the trees.


EXT. GOING INTO THE WOODS

Jeffery steps forward into the woods, as soon as his foot touches the ground a bell begins to ring.
Stephen stops and listens.

                     STEPHEN
             How did you know about that.

                     JEFFERY
             My dad told me and his dad told
             him. When anyone is in these woods
             a bell starts to ring.

                     STEPHEN
             Oh great, does whoever know why we
             are here.

                      JEFFERY
             More than likely.

                     STEPHEN
                 (sarcastic)
             That makes me feel good.


EXT. GRAVE DIGGING - DAY

Two men start digging.

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The bell keeps ringing.
Nervously both the men look into the woods

                     STEPHEN
             Why do we get the scary jobs?

                     JEFFERY
             Because we are paid to protect the
             towns people and I don’t want to
             be alone in here.

                     STEPHEN
             We should get paid extra for this.

Stephen looks about again.

                     STEPHEN
             I hate being in here, it feels as
             though I am being watched.

                     JEFFERY
             Didn’t you know, you are.

                     STEPHEN
             I am, by who?

                     JEFFERY
             I’m not sure if it’s a her or not.

                     STEPHEN
             What do you mean by that?

                     JEFFERY
             The figure that is the guard of
             the church.

Stephen looks at Jeffery.

                     JEFFERY
             Come on the sooner we finish this
             the sooner we can go.

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They walk to a cleared area.

                     JEFFERY
             You dig a grave there I’ll dig the
             other one here.

Stephen looks about.

                     STEPHEN
             Where is the sound of that bell
             coming from.

                     JEFFERY
             You have seen the church haven’t
             you.

                     STEPHEN
             No.

                     JEFFERY
             Probably just as well, that figure
             I said about appears to guard the
             Church. That feeling you have of
             being watched, well the figure is
             pointing at us, but at least we
             will be safe.

                     STEPHEN
             What makes you think that.

                     JEFFERY
             I was told by the mother.
 
Stephen listens to the constant toll of the bell.

                     STEPHEN
             Whose mother.

                     JEFFERY
             Everyone who is here.

                     STEPHEN
             By digging these two graves for
             we are safe? Have you got much
             else to frighten me with?

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                     JEFFERY
             What do you know about these woods.

                     STEPHEN
             Nothing, I only came here for the
             work.

                     JEFFERY
             The name of these woods is Withes
             Woods, but two hundred years ago it
             had the name Witches Woods. Only
             witches are buried in these woods,
             and they are all Ashwordly Witches.

Jeffery keeps digging a pit.
He looks to Stephen.

                     JEFFERY
             Don’t worry about making these
             graves to good, three foot will do
             and long enough for a body. There
             is only one condition and that is
             they are to be buried face down.

                     STEPHEN
             Really why is that.

                     JEFFERY
             It is simple, or so I was told.
             When they get out they don’t get
             soil in their eyes.

Stephen looks to him.

                     STEPHEN
             Can I laugh now, please.
   

EXT. WHICHERY WOODS CAR PARK - AFTERNOON present day

The car park, it is almost full, there is a carnival atmosphere.
Some people have already started to party.
Two car loads of people are passing long white cigarettes to each other.

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A couple is walking near the car, Dave gets out of the car.

                     DAVE
             Here do you two want some.

                     GRAHAM
             I’m not sure

                     SUSAN
             I don’t think so but I know he
             does.

                     DAVE
             Have you ever had some before?

                     GRAHAM
             No

                     DAVE
             Do you smoke cigs.

                     GRAHAM
             No.

                     DAVE
             Then the chances are you’ll cough
             a bit but after a while you’ll get
             used to it.

                     SUSAN
             What will he be like?

                     DAVE
             He might say some words of wisdom.

Gareth bumps into them, he is looking at a CD.

                     GARETH
             Sorry I didn’t see you, I was
             looking at this CD. Amazing isn’t
             it, all the music comes from these
             tiny grooves.

Susan looks at Graham, her eyes open wide she shakes her head.

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                     DAVE
             Some people will think your words
             of wisdom are so meaningful while
             others will think you are bloody
             stupid. But overall, most folk
             will appreciate the silly.

Graham put the joint between his lips and sucks in deep

                     DAVE
             A bit too much for the first time,
             we’d best stand back for this.

Susan and Dave step back.
Graham breathes in deeply.
(Song: Sweat Leaf by Black Sabbath (Master of Reality)(play most)   
Trevor gets out of his car.

                     TREVOR
             Excuse me what is everyone so
             excited about.

                     SUSAN AND GEOFF
             Because the witches are coming
             Here, and on today of all days.

                     TREVOR
             What is so special about today.

                     SUSAN AND GEOFF
             It is All Hallows Eve, when the
             dead come to life.

Trevor looks towards the woods.

                     TREVOR
             What’s it like in there.

                     SUSAN
             You are joking right it is way too
             scary to go in there.

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                     GEOFF
             And a girl from college went into
             The woods two years ago, that was
             Rachel.

                     TREVOR
             Where is she now?

                     SUSAN
             She is catatonic in the psych ward,
             and has been there for two years.

                     TREVOR
             What do you think is in there?

                     GEOFF
             Some say the devils children play
             in there.

Trevor looks about.

                     SUSAN
             It sounds like there is a church
             in there because whenever anyone
             goes into the woods a bell starts
             to ring. Quick, behind you, look.


EXT. ON THE PATH – LATE AFTERNOON

By the turnstile nine people in dark brown hooded robes walk
on the path towards the woods, they each have a six foot staff.

                     TREVOR
             I take it that is them.

The brown robes are tied at the front with a golden cord, the hood covers their heads.
Nine people slowly walked into the field around the woods.

They stop halfway across the field, one of them uncovers her head, it is Brenda.

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EXT. IN THE FIELD – LATE AFTERNOON

She steps forty nine paces into the field, stops and turns and signals for us to be quiet.
Her people spread out in a circle, each begins to whisper,

the sound became louder as if more join in, then they stop, all is quiet.
Brenda lifted her hood into place then without any warning

each member of the coven strikes the ground in front of them seven times, (in unison), then stood still.
The sound of thunder rolling is in the ground.

The coven face away from the centre of the circle, then face the left and went to where the next of them was standing.
They strike the ground seven times.

Each of them turns and goes to the right to where that one of them standing. The ground is struck seven times.
They all turn to face the middle, and strike the ground once.

They kneel and bow then stand, they step backwards six steps,
bow, kneel and lay the staff’s on the ground alongside them.
The coven stay there, they appear to be waiting.

The ends of their staff’s become lit by a glowing light.
The ground vibrates as nine blocks of stone rise up.


EXT. GOING TO THE WOODS – LATE AFTERNOON
(Song Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath 2nd part (the rest)
Brenda leads her people back to the path they go in a single line into the woods. As the first one steps into the woods, a bell begins to toll.

As the last of them enters the woods the stones slid back into the ground. Some of the crowd showed bravado, they go to the edge of the woods. 

Four short black figures with red eyes appear they block the path.

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                     BLACK SHAPE #1
             Come on, keep coming I’ve been
             told I can play with you.

                     BLACK SHAPE #2
             Yes, yes, come on it’ll be fun.

                     BLACK SHAPE #3
             For us.

                     BLACK SHAPE #4
             We can find out what makes your
             body tick.

                     BLACK SHAPE #1
             Piece by piece.

One of the brave people steps forward

                     BLACK SHAPE #2
             And do you want to know who said
             we can play with you.

                     BLACK SHAPE #2
                 (it smiles)
             Daddy did.

A big black shape appears behind them.
Fire erupts around them.
The fire gets bigger.
They all vanish.

Their bravado gone they run, a girl falls to the ground.


EXT. WITCHES IN THE WOODS - AFTERNOON
Song:After Forever by Black Sabbath  Master of Reality til end
As the witches walk into the woods a church appears, standing between Brenda and the church is the figure in black.
Brenda stops, she looks to it.

Brenda notices the white-washed walls at the front of the church, the faded old wooden roof and the belfry.
The figure in black floats towards her.

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Standing just in front of her the dark pools of its eyes stare at Brenda.
The figure turns and goes back to the church door.

                     BRENDA
             We need go to where the two paths
             meet.

They walk to where the two paths meet.
Brenda points at the barren ground.

                     BRENDA
             This is the place, this is where
             they are buried.

Brenda looks about.
The bell is still ringing.

                     BRENDA
             There is another grave here, their
             mother, it is empty now, it’s
             resident has returned. We are only
             here for the girls Monica and
             Jessica.

Brenda holds her arms wide she slowly turns about.
The others formed a circle around the graves.
Brenda stands between the graves.

The coven focuses on Brenda they send power to her, Brenda adds her power to theirs which she directs at the graves.
They remain at the graves, watching them.

The sound of the bell gets louder
Then it stops, all is silent

The sound of the bell starts again.
Though it now has an echo
The earth above Monica’s grave is being pushed up 

The pile is getting bigger then it falls to the sides.
Fingers appear then Monica’s hand appears.
John and David go to her to help her rise from her grave.
 
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EXT. COMING FROM THE WOODS - EVENING

They walk in single file from the woods,
the bell tolls until the last of them leaves the woods.
They stop and looks at the people.


EXT. THE WAITING CROWD - EVENING

The crowd has waited for them to return.

                     GEOFF 
             Here they come.

                     SUSAN
             Bloody hell, I can guess what
             they’ve done.

People near them look at them.

                     GEOFF
             You can, what have they done.

                     PERSON IN CROWD  O.S.
             Yeah, come on, what is so obvious.

                     SUSAN
             Look at them, they are in single
             file, all nine of them went into
             the woods, but there is eleven of
             them now.

Geoff counts them.

                     GEOFF
             So, that might mean two were
             already in the forest, mind you I
             wonder how long they were in
             there for.

                     SUSAN
             Looking at the dresses that are
             Sticking out from under the robes
             of the last two. I’d say two maybe
             three hundred years.

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                     GEOFF
             Oh crap

                     SUSAN
             The something big they were meant
             to be doing.


                     GEOFF
             What?

                     SUSAN
             They just brought the dead back to
             life.
 
All those watching are silent

                     PERSON IN AUDIENCE  O.S.
             And this being All Hallows Eve.


FADE OUT:

The End