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This is the finished screenplay for my A2 short film, 'After Hours'.
The film tells the story of a man who is trapped in the repetitive, mundane life of working a 9'til'5 job whilst trying to uphold his social class' reputation. He feels the pressures of the constructionist view of middle-class life and he can't keep up, leaving him depressed and lethargic.
In 'After Hours', Don begins his day like any other, enjoying the undisturbed moments with his daughter Libby, then having to accept the stressful reality of his ex-wife Jennifer and his Religious Education teaching job.
At school, he is frustrated by his more successful co-workers and by the arrogant kids who don't care for anything he is teaching; often choosing to teach them in other ways: through playing 'The Breakfast Club' repeatedly whilst he falls asleep on his desk.
Don's slumber is taken to a new level in 'After Hours' when he remains asleep past the ending bell and way into the evening. Don wakes at 8pm, confused, then startled at what he has done. Catching a glimpse at the caretaker who has just locked up and walked away, Don realises that he has been locked in the school overnight with no way of escape.