Length: 4 pages
Number of scenes: 2, one interior, one exerior - intercut
Number of speaking roles: 4
Number of non-speaking roles: Flexible, as many bodies as you need to
suggest a crowd of concertgoers.
Special challenge: It all takes place at night.
Notes on "coda":
In his book "Unlimited Access: An FBI
Agent Inside The Clinton White House," author Gary Aldrich tells an
anecdote about Hillary Rodham Clinton giving Secret Service agents the
slip and going missing for a period of several hours.
When I read that, I began seeing a movie
in my head, a deeply twisted dark comedy about a First Lady who escapes
the White House, only to be kidnapped during a botched
convenience-story robbery by a young man who works for an escort
Feeling certain that if I wrote that
movie, my father would return from the dead to disown me – never mind
other people's reactions – I never did. But it occurred to me one dat
that the opening sequence, introducing the young man, might stand on
its own as a short. So I wrote that.
Don't tell your actors this, but this is
a technician's script. The sound effects and photography will carry it
as much as anything.
Of course, the more convincing you make
the assault, the bigger the payoff will be when the cop reads the
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