Under the bed
An Original Screenplay
Hampstead Fine Arts College
EXT. ROAD JUNCTION. DAY
Tilly a 16 year old dark haired small girl is stood at a
junction. She looks around at three street names leading
in three different directions. She is not sure which one
intention: to get pity for the character TILLY by
understanding that she is on her way to see her ex
boyfriend, MAX whom she thinks is the dogs bollocks and
wants to get back together with him/regrets breaking up
with him IDEA: she gets lost trying to find his house.
Weather grey and overcast.
TILLY texts MAX
MAX a 19 year old tall slightly awkward character opens
an awkward silence
your looking good
do you wanna come in
Tilly is sat on the end of the Bed. Max standing leaning
casually back on his wardrobe.
So you called me
Max takes his top off
It’s getting hot
Tilly looks at Max, He smiles back at her
I heard Jas split up with you
she must be mad. You’re so..
Max walks over to Tilly he places his hands on the bed and
leans in on her. Tilly looks confused. Max attempts to
kiss her and she leans back to avoid him.
what are you doing?
Max stands back up and paces around for a bit.
She was so immature.
(Pause) Aren’t you hot?
I don’t think so.
Max starts to text. Tilly looks at him forlorn. She
notices Max’s smile as he is texting
I guess It is a bit hot
Max looks up from his phone. Tilly is now in a tight spot
as makes waits for her to take her top off. Slowly Tilly
starts to takes her jumper off but stops half way.
Are you happy you’re not with
I’ve really missed you
The jumper is half way off trapping Tilly’s arms. She
removes it and smiles. Max smiles back.
i don’t know why i split up with
The sound of the front door closing can be heard.
Nor do I
Tilly gets up and walks toward max. She gets very close to
There is a knock on the bedroom door.
Max starts to panic. He looks around. Firstly at the
wardrobe. Next in the corner and finally the bed.He points
to the bed
Tilly is reluctant. she looks around at her bag and
possessions strewn across the place.
open the door!
Max gestures more wildly. He looks like a frightened
what are you doing!?
The doors stuck
Tilly reluctantly gets under the bed. Her feet poking out
of the end and her possessions still strewn around the
Max opens the door.Tilly observes everything from under
what’s wrong? why is the TV on
Tilly can only see the feet of Max and His Dad.
why is the fridge open?
She sees the Dad’s feet disappear. The room goes silent.
Tilly waits for a while. She is cramped and uncomfortable.
Seeing that the coast is clear she gets out from under the
Tilly looks up from behind the bed and looks toward Max.
She notices DAD, a middle aged intimidating character kind
of ex army bloke, is still in the room. Tilly quickly
ducks back behind the bed
Tilly gets up again. Max is speachless
I was just charging my phone
Have i met you before?
Right I want you both downstairs.
The DAD leaves the room. Tilly looks at MAX who is
sheepishly looking down at the floor.
I’m going to go. Maybe you should
put your top on.
Tilly leaves the room as Max puts his t shirt back on.
INT. BUS. DAY
Tilly is sat at the back of the bus. The traffic is heavy
but The Weather has brightened up. Tilly has her
headphones on and looks out of the window. She can see a
man in a car who is seething at anger with all the
traffic. Tilly turns to face forward. The bus hits a big
pothole making the bus bump up. Tilly smiles.