A Script I wrote for a film I am making
|FADE FROM BLACK
EXT. FOREST SETTING – MID AFTERNOON
XCU of a silver key attached to a white cord lying on a bloody chest
FADE TO: MS OF KEY AND UPPER BODY. EYES ARE CLOSED
FADE TO: MMS OF KEY AND UPPER BODY. EYES SNAP OPEN
Remember the Key!
FADE TO WHITE:
EXT. FOREST SETTING – NIGHT
Full body shot of TANYA sleeping
FADE TO: MS of TANYA’S upper body, she is still asleep
FADE TO BLACK:
FADE FROM BLACK:
CU of TANYA’S face. In background we can see a SHADOWY FIGURE
I’ve been waiting a long time for you TANYA
TANYA’S eyes open and she scrambles to her feet
Who are you? How do you know who I am?
That is none of your concern!
HUNTSMAN grabs TANYA’S forearm. We see a black design on her wrist
This is a stroke of luck
TANYA yanks her arm away from HUNTSMAN and runs through the trees.
The HUNTSMAN takes chase.
We see HUNTSMAN pursuing TANYA through the bush
HUNTSMAN and TANYA reach a clearing
Give up now and I will make it painless...I promise
TANYA shakes her head in disagreement
Look around you TANYA, there is nowhere to run
You’re wrong about that
TANYA runs up a small rise in a gap in the trees
CUT TO: EXT. NIGHT – EXIT OF FOREST, SOMEONES PROPERTY
TANYA bursts out of the forest breathing heavily
We see TANYA run towards a small white cottage and bang on the door.
(In a panicked voice)
Help me, somebody please!
We see a light come on behind the curtains
The curtains are drawn across as the door is opened
We see the HUNTSMAN come out of the door brandishing a bloody knife
No more running. This ends now
FADE TO BLACK:
FADE FROM BLACK: INT. MORNING – TANYA’S BEDROOM
We hear a quavering HUNTSMAN voice
This ends now
TANYA wakes up screaming and breathing hard. She looks at her wrist and sees that her tattoo has now turned red
CUT TO: INT. MORNING – SCHOOL LOCKER ROOM
We see TANYA run up the ramp to join her two friends SARAH and JENNA
SARAH AND JENNA
(In unison, heads in lockers)
Seen CASEY around?
It is silent. SARAH and JENNA shut their lockers and turn to face TANYA
TANYA, did MRS. WOODS not tell you?
Tell me what?
SARAH and JENNA look at each other
TANYA...CASEY has been missing since Saturday.
We thought his mum would have said something
Yeah? Well she didn’t.
We see TANYA walk towards the exit
We’ll cover for you in WATSON’S
CUT TO: EXT. MID MORNING – SUBURBAN STREET
We see TANYA looking at letterboxes. She walks up a path/driveway and knocks on the door
We see MRS WOODS open the door
TANYA! What a pleasant surprise.
Oh spare me.
I guess you’ve heard
Were you planning on telling me?
You better come in
TANYA follows MRS WOODS into the kitchen
Take a seat.
I’d rather stand
That wasn’t a request
TANYA takes a seat opposite MRS WOODS
TANYA. CASEY is dead!
CASEY was branded at birth with the sign of the HUNTSMAN
Who is this HUNTSMAN?
That is none of your concern
That’s what he said too
You know of him?
He tried to kill me. He said this was a stroke of luck
TANYA rolls up her sleeve and shows MRS WOODS the tattoo on her wrist
Oh my god! You’ve been branded too. You must find a way to win
TANYA gives MRS WOODS a blank look
This is all a game to the HUNTSMAN
How can I win?
Anything silver will kill him
Silver? Like CASEY’S key
Exactly like CASEY’S key. But how did you know?
He told me right before the HUNTSMAN chased me through the bush.
Please, find that key. I couldn’t stand losing you too.
Why was I chosen?
You were *laughs* the luck of the draw
FADE TO BLACK
TITLE ON BLACK: LATER THAT NIGHT
We see TANYA climb into bed in daytime/casual wear
FADE TO WHITE:
FADE FROM WHITE:
We see TANYA standing in a circle of Flax Bushes
(Muttering to herself)
I hate this place.
We see TANYA run over to CASEY’S body. She kneels and searches for a minute
We see TANYA hold up a small silver key
We hear a disturbance in the flax bushes behind her.
TANYA looks over her shoulder then runs up the hill
CUT TO: EXT. TREEGATE – LATE NIGHT
LOW ANGLE SHOT OF TREEGATE
PAN TO: TANYA RUNNING UP THE HILL
TANYA reaches TREEGATE and inserts the key into the keyhole.
I thought the key would open the gate and end this!
I’m sorry TANYA, but the rules of the game have changed.
You can’t do this.
I just did. It’s time I claimed my last soul.