For drama club at school, we have to do a 72 hour film festival thing where we only have 3 days to make a movie. Each group was a assigned a particular genre, our genre was drama So i had to write the script for my group tonight, I am also going to be directing, editing, and doing the cinematography. The movie is only going to be 7-8 minutes long. I am shooting this tomorrow with my friends. What do you guys think?
*The Movie Takes Place in Caen, France, But Is Being Shot In Lockport, New York.*
**When I pasted It In Here, It got All Goofed Up, Sorry**
***There Are Places Where I Could Put A LOT More Detail, But I Wrote It In Mind Of My Group's Budget, Which Is Practically Nothing.***
****Thanks For Reading!****
*****Sorry Again For How It Looks Here, If You Want To Read A Version That Is Easier On The Eyes, Go Here: http://pastebin.com/m670bbb46 *****
We see the title credits over various shots of scenery. We can hear music in the background containing a simple piece from an acoustic guitar, then moving into tones from a string ensemble.
1 INT. KITCHEN - MORNING 1
We see three individuals in the kitchen. It's a casual
setting as we see a FATHER and his SON eating breakfast at
their table, while the father's WIFE is looking on, and
observing, while sweeping with a broom. There is soft music
playing in the background, consisting of piano, setting the
mood. The wife gives a sigh of relief, as she is done with
her cleaning duties. She turns towards the table and grabs
the now empty dining plates and sets them firmly in the
kitchen sink, sounding a clang. After this, she then makes
her way to the table and addresses her son.
So, MICHAEL, have you given any
thought as to what you want for
your birthday this year?
Oh, no. I haven't. I haven't
really given much thought to it
Oh, well your father has told me
that MR. LAMBERT down at the
local shop can give us a great
deal on a very nice pair of shoes
that he just put up for sale.
Would you like a nice new pair of
Yes, I would like that very much.
The wife pulls out a chair and sits down to join her son and
husband. She exhales in discontent while turning to her
I was with BRIGITTE last Tuesday
when you were off at work, and,
we took a look at some old
paintings of the French
countryside that were painted by
her uncle. The landscapes were so
colorful and vibrant and full of
life! It reminded me of how great
things used to be and how
different things now... We now
live on a bleak canvas, PETER! It
just makes me sick to think of
what this war has done to our
once beautiful country...
When you say it like that, it
sounds like poetry.
Peter reaches his hand across the table and places it on top
of his wife's.
Don't worry Camilla, all we have
to do is wait for this whole
thing to blow over. Then it will
be like it used to, the way we
all liked it. It will all be over
We see Michael get up from his chair.
May I be excused?
His mother turns to him.
Yes, you may.
We see Michael leave the table and we then see him ascend a
set of stairs, leaving sight.
2 INT. MICHAEL'S ROOM - MORNING 2
We see Michael sitting in silence on his bed, possibly
thinking of what to do with his day. We hear shouts from
outside, both German and English, as well as gunfire.
Michael gets up from his bed and walks slowly towards his
window. He props his head in front of it to get a glimpse
of what is happening outside.
3 EXT. OUTSIDE MICHAEL'S HOME - MORNING 3
We see one BRITISH SOLDIER waging battle against two GERMAN
SOLDIERS. The British soldier fires a couple of shots from
his rifle, missing his targets. We see the British soldier,
lunge a grenade towards the German soldiers. The grenade
lands right near Michael's home where his kitchen would be.
4 INT. MICHAEL'S ROOM - MORNING 4
We hear the grenade go off with full force. The force of the
grenade is palpable to Michael, as it has just gone off
right outside the kitchen in his house. With the force and
sound of the grenade, Michael's body jumps in response.
5 EXT. OUTSIDE MICHAEL'S HOME - MORNING 5
We see that the launch of the grenade was partly successful
on the British soldier's behalf. We see one of the two
German soldiers crumpled down on the ground motionlessly
and lifelessly, while the other is crawling away, injured
but alive. The British soldier responds to the injured
soldier by aiming his rifle and firing a shot. The shot is
successful, and the German soldier slumps over. The shot
was not fatal, however. The British Soldier notices this
and starts to walk over to the injured soldier with rifle
in hand. Once he arrives at the German soldiers' body, he
aims his rifle at the soldier again and fires at
point-blank. The German soldier is now dead. We now see the
British soldier making his way to the house that has just
been inadvertently blasted by the grenade.
6 INT. MICHAEL'S ROOM - MORNING 6
Michael quickly looks away from the window. We now see him
run and exit his room.
7 INT. MICHAEL'S HOME'S STAIRS - MORNING 7
We see a shot of and upset Michael rushing down his stairs
to check on his parents.
8 INT. KITCHEN - MORNING 8
We see Michael enter the kitchen. We then see the lifeless
bodies of Peter and Camila beside their tipped over chairs
and other debris. Michael is both shocked and very upset.
We see the shock in Michael's face, as his face is blank
with wide-open eyes.
We now hear foot steps, presumably of the British soldier.
Michael hears the foot steps and immediately exits the
9 INT. MICHAEL'S HOME'S STAIRS - MORNING 9
We see a shot of an even more upset and scared Michael
running up his stairs.
10 INT. MICHAEL'S HOME'S UPSTAIRS HALLWAY - MORNING 10
We see a shot of Michael, in rush, make his way to his
11 INT. MICHAEL'S PARENTS' ROOM - MORNING 11
We see Michael enter in haste. He makes his way to his
parents' closet. Once there, he opens it. From inside the
closet, we see Michael pull out a handgun that once
belonged to his now deceased father. He now exits the room.
12 INT. MICHAEL'S HOME'S UPSTAIRS HALLWAY - MORNING 12
We now see a shot of Michael run to his bedroom.
13 INT.MICHAEL'S ROOM - MORNING 13
We see Michael run in to his room. He hides under his bed
with pistol in hand. Michael is obviously scared, as his
breathing starts to rapidly increase, with more weight each
time. We hear ascending footsteps from the stairs outside
the room. With the sounding of these steps, we see Michael
firmly grip his father's pistol. The loudness of the steps
gradually increases until we finally see the feet of the
British soldier from Michael's point of view in the
entrance of Michael's room. We see the British soldier
enter the room. The British soldier briefly scans the room,
scrutinizing various objects. We then see him look outside
14 EXT. OUTSIDE MICHAEL'S HOME - MORNING 14
We see a quick shot of the two deceased British soldiers
slumped over on the ground.
15 INT. MICHAEL'S ROOM - MORNING 15
We see the British soldier turning away from the window. He
then looks over at the bed within the room. From Michael's
point of view, we see the soldier's legs, as well as his
rifle dangling at his side. When Michael sees the rifle he
gets scared and accidentally breaths in loudly. The British
soldier notices this and kneels beside the bed. With the
sight of this, Michael props the pistol in the soldier's
direction. We now see the British soldier remove his helmet
and prop it on the ground. He then places his head on the
floor to get a glimpse of what's under the bed. When he
does this, we hear a gun shot coming from underneath the
bed. At the sounding of this gun shot, we see the British
soldier slump over in death on the floor. In this instance,
Michael gets out from under the bed and drops his late
father's pistol in disgust. We now see him exit his room.
16 INT. MICHAEL'S HOME'S STAIRS - MORNING 16
We see a shot of Michael running down the stairs.
17 INT. KITCHEN - MORNING 17
We see Michael run into the kitchen. He makes his way to his
mother's corpse and he falls beside her in sorrow. Tears are
rolling down his face. He looks down at his deceased mother
and sees a necklace on her neck. He takes the necklace off
from his mother's neck stairs at it in his palm for a
moment. We then see his head bob down in sorrow. The CAMERA
pans out with this image in frame.
CUT TO BLACK:
We see a quote on screen. The quote says: "War does not
determine who is right - only who is left." ~ Bertrand
We now see the closing credits with the soft music in the