EXT. RAMSGATE HARBOUR, EVENING
Long shot of three boys waiting in a queue to the Miles Bar.
HARRY is a sixth form student and was brought here by
MATTHEW, his best friend to single’s speed dating service.
CARLOS is the wing man and is always joining in adventures
to embarrass HARRY and MATTHEW. It is Friday early evening
though it is dark already, due to the short days of
HARRY is wearing shirt, jeans and Converse. He is more
worried about socializing with girls rather than his
appearance. His hair is neatly intact, his green eyes
contrast with his tanned skin.
MATTHEW is a womanizer. He is wearing a smart shirt, black
trousers and black shoes. His hair is casually coiffed up.
He is displaying utmost confidence at his chance of scoring
with the ladies. He is dressed to impress. MATTHEW’S brown
eyes are his best asset in seducing women.
CARLOS is a prankster. His outfit includes jeans, hoodie and
a blazer. His curly hair comes above his eyebrows which is
his favourite part of his appearance.
MID SHOT OF MATTHEW, HARRY AND CARLOS IN THE QUEUE LOOKING
OUT INTO THE HARBOUR.
You wanted to meet someone.
MID-SHOT OF HARRY.
But I’m not this desperate. I’m
sure there’s other ways than this.
CLOSE UP OF MATTHEW.
Well, 5 girls got off the bus
because of your weird flirting
tactics. Just saying.
CLOSE UP OF CARLOS
I think it’s a new world record.
Like I don’t think I’ve never seen
anyone get off the bus that
PANNING SHOT OF THE QUEUE MOVING UP.
Anyway, you need a girlfriend ASAP,
or your probably going to end up
being alone with half a dozen cats.
HARRY pauses. MATTHEW and CARLOS try to distance themselves
Moaning is heard behind them.
Okay, so how does it go then? What
if I don’t know what to say to
them? What happens if they think
I’m a geek.
You can’t fool me Luke Skywalker. I
am your father.
Nooooo. That’s not true. That’s
CARLOS and HARRY fight with imaginary lightsabers.
You’ll be fine. ZARA is expecting
us and will explain everything at
the entrance. I’ve told her to
prepare a back-up plan for you,
just in-case it’s an awkward
situation your facing.
Slaps HARRY’S back.
Erm, easy to say Casanova.
LONG SHOT OF THE BOYS WALKING PAST THE CORNER EN-ROUTE TO
MID SHOT OF HARRY ENTERING THE BAR, LEAVING HARRY TO BUILD
(takes a deep breath and
I could’ve stayed at home and had a
tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
OVER THE SHOULDER SHOT OF MATTHEW STANDING IN THE DOORWAY.
Are you coming in or what?
Come on Skywalker.
LONG SHOT OF CARLOS PUSHING HARRY IN.
INT. BAR, EVENING
Diegetic sound of the mingling inside the bar.
HARRY AND MATTHEW standing on the doorway, CARLOS makes his
way to the bar.
MATTHEW’S POV OF THE GIRLS SEATED AT TABLES.
See, I told you this is going to be
a good night. (gestures with hand)
A good, good night
ZARA is the organizer of the event. She is wearing a long
top, jeans, blazer and extremely high heels. She is wearing
a red hijab which matches her red shoes. Her make-up is
simple and innocent.
TRACKING SHOT OF ZARA WALKING AND GREETING INCOMING GUESTS.
CLOSE UP OF MATTHEW
I’m no Fred Flintstone, but I’ll
make your Bedrock!
(giving weird looks)
ZARA starts leading them to their seats, whilst explaining
the rules. Grabs nametags, and gives weird looks.
The rules are simple, the girls are
rotated around from table to table
to meet each boy, over a series of
short "dates" which usually lasts
for about 30 seconds.
MID SHOT OF MATTHEW POKING HARRY. HARRY ELBOWS HIM BACK.
(laughing and gives gestures.
Whispers to both HARRY and
Come to papa. Let the master do the
CLOSE UP OF ZARA LOOKING SUSPICIOUSLY AT MATTHEW. OVER THE
SHOULDER SHOT OF MATTHEW SNIGGERING.
Hm? At the end of each interval,
the organizer which is me,
(pointing to herself)
will blow the whistle to signal the
participants to move on to the next
date. At the end of the event,
participants, which is you guys
submit to the organizers a list of
who you would like to provide your
contact information to. If there is
a match, contact information is
forwarded to both parties. (guiding
MATTHEW and HARRY back to back to
their seats, at different tables
with girls at each of them. CARLOS
sits on the stage, ready to guide
HARRY) Contact information cannot
be traded during the initial
meeting, in order to reduce
pressure to accept or reject a
suitor to his or her face.
(winking at ZARA)
She totally likes me.
POV OF THE GIRL SITTING OPPOSITE HARRY.
I forgot to give you your date
cards, on which you have some
and if you run out of them in 30
seconds, you can use the chat up
lines to embarrass yourself with,
which are provided at the back of
(walking onto the stage)
Alright singles, let’s get you a
WIDE SHOT OF ALL THE CONTESTANTS ON EACH TABLE. CAMERA
FACING ZARA’S BACK. (SHE BLOWS THE WHISTLE)
MID SHOT OF HARRY LOOKING AT HIS DATE CARD.
SHOT REVERSE SHOT.
Sandy is already sitting on the date table, awaiting her
next guest. Her blonde hair is gracefully laid behind her,
in a french plait. Her glasses frame her face smartly.
MID SHOT OF SANDY’S FACE.
(pointing at her name badge.)
OVER THE SHOULDER SHOT OF HARRY LOOKING TOWARDS CARLOS.
Nice name, has a ring to it. Were
you born on a beach, perhaps?
LOW ANGLES SHOT OF SANDY’S PENETRATING EYES.
HIGH ANGLE SHOT OF HARRY’S SCARED FACE.
Looks to the side of SANDY.
You have 20 seconds left.
This is not a very comfortable
situation is it SANDY?
CLOSE UP OF HER FACE.
Hmmm...this is very awkward. Should
I use the chat up lines? No. Yes.
No. Yes. No. Maybe.
(looking at the date card)
No. 1 If I had one chance to
rearrange the alphabet, I would put
U and I together. No. 2 I’ve lost
that loving feeling, will you help
me find it again? No. 3 Can I
borrow your phone? I need to phone
God and tell him I have found his
missing angel. Who the hell wrote
Did he fall asleep? Should I wake
(looking about the room)
Can I go now?
(she stretches her arms out)
He has the look of a serial killer.
What did I get myself into?
AFTER A LONG PAUSE, HURRIEDLY
Looks at CARLOS for ideas.
CARLOS gestures to read the card.
Did it hurt? When you fell out of
MEDIUM SHOT OF SANDY FAKE LAUGHING SHOT REVERSE SHOT.
CLOSE UP OF HARRY’S CONFUSED FACE.
OK. What about this one? You see my
friend over there?
Turning his back to look at MATTHEW
MATTHEW IS TAKING 1/3 OF THE OVER THE SHOULDER SHOT.
MATTHEW is trying to make ZARA jealous by flirting with
other single girls at the event.
MATTHEW winking at SANDY.
He wants to know if you think I’m
TWO SHOT OF HARRY LOOKING AT SANDY WHO IS NOT AMUSED.
Diegetic sound of the whistle blowing which is synchronous
with a low angle shot of ZARA blowing it.
CLOSE UP OF ZARA.
LONG SHOT OF CARLOS HITTING HIS FACE WITH THE CARDS.
Time is up. Move to your next
Sorry SANDY, have to go. The ladies
are calling me.
CRABBING SHOT OF HARRY AWKWARDLY GETTING UP AND GOING TO THE
Hi, Nice to meet you.
LONG SHOT OF SANDY LOOKING AT HIM.
CLOSE UP OF HER WRITING ”MATTHEW” ON THE DATE CARD.
TILT OF HIM SITTING DOWN AT THE NEXT STATION.
MEGAN has short brown hair that’s flowing in the wind. She’s
wearing a pair of high heels which strut on the pavement.
Her pink lipstick is illuminating from far away and her
eyelashes flutter to the boys. She is wearing a leather
jacket and black leggings.
MORGAN is a tall blond, wearing a body hugging dress that
would stop traffic in Piccadilly Circus. From her right
shoulder a tote bag hangs. She is wearing a lot of jewelery
and she likes her accessories because she thinks she is a
trendsetter. She looks like a million bucks.
(in an American accent,
pointing to herself)
Hey, I’m MEGAN
(pointing to MORGAN)
and this is MORGAN.
(American accent, cheery
Hi. Nice to meet y’all.
TWO SHOT OF MEGAN AND MORGAN SITTING AT THE TABLE.
Hello girls, MEGAN and MORGAN,
right? Is this two for the price of
Ha, ha, very funny, idiot. Me and
MORGAN are actually competing to
see who gets a date first. Isn’t
that right MORGAN?
Yep. Sorry to disappoint you.
Oh I see, trying to use me. Only
joking. To be honest I’m not
looking for anyone either, but
MATTHEW over there is trying to
find me a girlfriend.
(pointing to the corner where
MATTHEW is talking quietly
It’s quiet sad when he himself has
problems to persuade ZARA to go on
a date with him.
MEGAN AND MORGAN
Oh, they are so cute.
LONG SHOT OF MATTHEW TRYING TO KEEP ZARA AWAY FROM BLOWING
THE WHISTLE AGAIN.
Diegetic sound of them disagreeing followed by the whistling
noise meaning MATTHEW was unsuccessful.
Go to your next partner.
You too MATT.
PUSHES MATTHEW TO THE STAIRS. CLOSE UP OF MATTHEW’S SHOES
WALKING TO A TABLE NEARBY.
He sits down.
(leaning forward to pay all
the attention to the girl
I have heard that woman can only
put mascara on if their mouth is
open. Is this true?
Diegetic sound of the Spanish language.
TILT UP OF A GIRL READING OUT LOUD A SPANISH BOOK.
MID SHOT OF HER PUTTING THE BOOK DOWN AND LOOKING AT HIM.
She leans backwards in her chair and sighs.
Julia is a bookworm, and is always reading wherever she
goes. Her notepad and pen are beside her, ready to write
whenever she has ideas. Her floral bag is down beside, which
carries all her essentials. The hand sanitizer is located on
her desk. Her small facial features are hidden by her short,
Hey, yeah, you. Sit down.
LONG SHOT OF HARRY LOOKING AROUND CONFUSED BUT COMPLIES WITH
HER DEMAND AND SITS AT A NEAR TABLE.
TILT OF HARRY SITTING DOWN.
I’m writing this book. It’s going
to be next big vampire thing after
Vampire Diaries, Twilight and the
rest of the crap you find in
bookshops. So there this girl and
she is human and then she falls in
love with a vampire and then there
is another vampire and she doesn’t
know who she loves and there is
Are there going to be werewolves,
doppelgangers or kitsune involved?
(becoming very interested,
How did you know?
You have the next big thing on your
hands. Just add some bondage.
(continues talking about her
You know what that might work.
She takes out a notebook and starts taking notes
I hope you can excuse me leaving.
(pulling his shirt as he
But we’re not done here. We have 6
seconds and I want to pick your
MID SHOT OF HER CONCENTRATED AT WORK.
MID SHOT OF HIM TURNING HIS BACK AND IN THE 1/3 OF THE
COMPOSITION SEEING ZARA GO OUTSIDE WITH A PERFECT STRANGER
SHE MET WHILE HOSTING THE DATES.
CLOSE UP OF HIM SMILING.
LONG SHOT OF MATTHEW GOING BALLISTIC, THROWING CHAIRS AND
KICKING TABLES AROUND. HE STORMS TOWARDS HARRY.
(shouts to HARRY)
I put my heart on the line and she
stomps on it.
CAMERA TRACKS MATTHEW TOWARDS THE EXIT.
TWO SHOT OF HIM FLINGING THE DOOR OPEN AND A RANDOM GIRL
GETS HIT WITH THE DOOR.
CLOSE UP OF HARRY ROLLING HIS EYES.
HARRY moves onto the next table.
HARRY’S POV SITING AT AN EMPTY TABLE.
Though HARRY never thought he will find the love of his life
here he thought he might have met someone.
EXTREME CLOSE UP OF THE DATE CARD IN HIS FINGERS.
He is moulding it into his hand.
Girl is wearing a beautiful dress, making her graceful when
walking. Her long, brunette hair flows in the slight breeze
when walking. Her cardigan covers her modestly on her torso.
Hi, is it alright if I sit with
I had a really terrible round of
”dates” and I need to take a
breather if you don’t mind. Girl
looks up with him nodding in
TWO SHOT OF HER LEANING FORWARD ON THE TABLE AND HIM LEANING
BACK ON HIS CHAIR. PANNING SHOT OF ALL THE ”DATES”, SOME
GOOD, SOME BAD AND SOME TERRIBLY MISMATCHED.
A MONTAGE OF THE GIRLS WRITING ”MATTHEW” ON THEIR DATE CARDS
WITH DIFFERENT COLOUR PENS TO DISTINGUISH WHICH ONE IS
OVER THE SHOULDER SHOT OF THE GIRL LOOKING AT HARRY FOLLOWED
BY OVER THE SHOULDER SHOT OF HER looking back at him.
TWO SHOT OF THE GIRL PLAYING WITH A LOCK OF HAIR and writing
on the card.
Smiling towards him. HARRY tries to peak at her writing and
does the same. He smiles. They swap cards and get up to
leave at the same time.
CAMERA ZOOMS ON THEIR DATE CARDS WHERE IT IS REVEALED THAT
THE GIRL’S NAME IS ”POPPY”.
Long shot of them exiting the hall.
(at the door)
You must be a hell of a thief
because you stole my heart.
They both laugh.