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CV1Jamal: an eighteen year old, quiet blackAfrican male who is a well-respected memberof the gang CV1.Charlie: A disliked ...
Mother: (Unseen,whilst Jamel is leaving thehouse) When you’re out pick me something todrink, I’m not leaving the house tod...
Jamal: Who wants this?None of the other boys respond knowing thatJamal doesn’t like them smoking weed in theopen. Charlie ...
them people have noticed the police willalready be close.Sirens. There is a chorus of the boyscursing and they all start t...
Jamal: Shit they are closeFootsteps can be heard coming closer to theboys. In a panic Charlie pushes Jamal outfrom the wal...
Did you steal the camera?(Angrier) Did you steal the camera?Whilst the voice over is going on a coupleof seconds are filme...
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Cv11

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This is my first draft of a script. To of made this better I should of researched other scripts from television so I could make it look more professional the first time. I wrote this more like a theater script rather than for a short film.

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Cv11

  1. 1. CV1Jamal: an eighteen year old, quiet blackAfrican male who is a well-respected memberof the gang CV1.Charlie: A disliked new member of the gang.(A waste man).Ricky: The joker of the gangJade: Jamal’s girlfriendGang member 1Gang member 2Police ManThe bossA short film about a “normal” day in thehood.Jamelis out with his friends when oneof them steals a camera from the window. Asthis based in Coventry the police soon findout and Jamal gets arrested. When releasedand another is caught it causes anunsettling with the gang. Scene 1Jamal is sleeping in his room. It is darkand messy. The audience can see rizzlersanda lot of clothes on the floor. There arealso texts books on his desk to suggest hewent to college. He rises and goes intothe bathroom. He looks at his reflectionand sighs. Quick shots of him shaving,fixing his hair and brushing his teeth.(Actor may need to grow stubble).We see Jamal about to leave his house. Itis a small council house and there is a lotof different alcohol containers in shot. (Ashot of an envelope containing benefits?).
  2. 2. Mother: (Unseen,whilst Jamel is leaving thehouse) When you’re out pick me something todrink, I’m not leaving the house today.Jamal slams the door without answering. Scene 2Jamal has now joined his gang. They are all laughing and causing mishap around the area. All are there but Charlie. They are passing round a spliff.Gang member one: (jokily towards Ricky)You’ve had that for ages fam when we’ve allput too, pass it round you dickGang member two: TrustRicky reluctantly passes the spliff to gangmember one. He kicks over a bin as aresponse. We see someone over the road lookover. It is Charlie. He is upset that hehasn’t been told the boys are meeting up.Ricky: (looking at Charlie) Oh not thatwasteman. Has he been following us orsummit.Charlie: (Trying to act like he hadn’theard) Hey lads, didn’t know we weremeeting tonight.Knowing that Jamal doesn’t like it Gangmember one still passes the spliff to Jamalout of respect. He doesn’t take a drag.
  3. 3. Jamal: Who wants this?None of the other boys respond knowing thatJamal doesn’t like them smoking weed in theopen. Charlie looks up eagily as if no oneelse wants it he thinks he can finish it.Him and Jamal make eye contact but Jamalthrows it on the floor and steps on it.Charlie and Jamal havn’t liked each otherfor a while.Charlie: I’ll roll the next oneWhilst this has been happening Ricky hadleft the gang and he comes back with aNikon camera.Jamal: (looking concerned) Oi, where haveyou got that from?Ricky: (laughing and taking pictures ofhimself) Shit, this was just there, in awindow, and and the window was open. Whowould do that? How could I not take it?Look at it, it’s a Nikon!Charlie: (Smiling) Shit, Ricky! We couldsell that for loads!Ricky: We? You wasteman. I’m keeping all ofit for myself. (Laughs)The other gangs members have joined in withthe laughterJamal: Fuck, it shouldn’t of been thateasy? Which house? We need to get out ofhere. They were probably coming back. If
  4. 4. them people have noticed the police willalready be close.Sirens. There is a chorus of the boyscursing and they all start to run.Jamal: See this is Cov! Police areridiculous here!All the boys run in different directionsand Ricky in a panic throws the camera.After running for a while Charlie and Jamalhave hidden behind a wall.Jamal: (almost mumberling) Shit, I thoughtwe stopped getting ourselves intosituations like thisCharlie: (Panicking) Do you reckon we havelost them?In audiable speaking from the policeJamal: Nah, I can still here them. Theyhave been waiting for an exuse to punish usfor ages.Charlie: Check which way they are going sowe can go the opposite wayJamal shakes his headCharlie: C’mon pussy, you’re closer ,itwill be easier for you to look.Jamal then nods, he takes a deep breatheand quickly looks round the wall
  5. 5. Jamal: Shit they are closeFootsteps can be heard coming closer to theboys. In a panic Charlie pushes Jamal outfrom the wall in the view of the policeofficer before making a run for it.Jamal: Shit!Police man: (Unseen voice over whilst thereshot of Charlie running away) You have theright to remain silent. Anything you saycan and will be used against you in a courtof law. You have the right to speak to anattorney. If you cannot afford one, anattorney will be provided at no expense toyou. You have the right to not answerquestions at any time and request anattorney be present before any questioningcontinues. Do you understand these rights?Jamal has been arrested. Scene 3 Shot of the outside of the police stationPolice man: (Voice over) Do you know whatcrime has been commited?Stealing is serious.We want to get rid of you and your gang.Do you know how much this can mess up yourlife?Answer me!
  6. 6. Did you steal the camera?(Angrier) Did you steal the camera?Whilst the voice over is going on a coupleof seconds are filmed of the outside of thepolice station and then we see Jamal walkout from it. There are a couple of shots ofhim walking down roads before we see himmeet up with Jade (his girlfriend). Theyembrace, and you can see Jamal is relieved. Scene 4There is a shot of a policeman picking up acamera, he wipes off some dirt. He turns it on and flicks through some photos. We see snap shots of Ricky. Scene 5 All of this scene is done by filming of phone messeges and reaction shots. Weestablish that the gang know that Jamal has escaped and Ricky has been arrested. The gang thinks Jamal has snaked on him. …to be continued.

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