‘An Unlikely Friend’
24a High Beech Road
AN UNLIKELY FRIEND
EXT. OUTSIDE MARIE’SHOUSE – DAY
Audience are shown a shot of a note, unable to
make out what it says (due to handwriting). Cut
to Anthony’s face looking sad and distraught.
Looks left to right as if looking for someone.
Finally looking down to the note. Cut to the
note in his hand as he scrunches the paper,
dropping it to the ground. (Slow motion shot).
Cut to Anthony walking away from the camera, with
hands in pockets, clearly upset and wondering
what’s happening.This shot should build tension
and the walk should not be too fast.
INT. ANTHONY’S HOUSE AND MARIE’S HOUSE - EVENING
We are taken through the everyday life of Anthony
as he eats his dinner alone and does his laundry
alone. Anthony’s facial expression should read
sad and lonely so that the audience knows that he
as no-one to help him.
Between these shots, we will see shots with
similar activity, but from Marie.
EXT. PARK NEAR MARIE’S HOUSE – DAY
Marie is walking down the path near the football
pitch, with Anthony walking a little behind her.
She drops her shopping trolley and Anthony is
quick to her aid.
Here let me help you with that.
Thank you, I’m always having trouble with
situations like this.
Well I’ve got it for you this time (friendly
smile). Have a nice day.
Thank you again, you also.
We are taken through scenes where they constantly
see each other in passing when they are walking
to and from the park. At every encounter, both
characters act friendly and share a smile and a
hello in all scenes.
Anthony is once again walking behind Marie and
she drops her shopping trolley and slightly
I’ve come to your rescue again.
Thanks for helping me once again, I don’t know
what’s got into me recently, I keep stumbling
along this path with my trolley.
Well here, allow me to wheel your trolley home
for you, just so I know you get home safely.
Oh, that’s kind of you but I think I can manage.
No no, I insist.
Okay, well at least let me make you a cup of tea
when we get back to say thank you. I’m Marie by
I’m not so sure about the tea, I’m just happy to
help you. Well I’m Anthony, it’s nice to meet
We follow them back to Marie’s house where they
begin to depart at her front door.
Please do come in for some tea, as a thank you
for being so helpful.
Okay then, but I can’t be long, I’ll get in
I don’t want to keep you if you’re going to get
I’m sure it will be fine, I’ll just stay for half
INT. MARIE’S HOUSE – DAY
We follow the characters inside and the scene
ends on the door shutting on the audience.
We are taken through many more scenes of the two
characters having a laugh over tea.
One scene includes the two sitting having a
conversation about their lives.
Do you not spend that much time with your family
To be honest, my family act like I don’t exist,
so most of the time it doesn’t matter whether I’m
there or not.
Oh, that can’t be a nice situation to be in.
Yeah, well I’m used to it now and I don’t have
many friends to help me with dealing with it.
Well maybe you could talk to me about it?
I’m not too sure, it’s hard for me.
Don’t feel like I’m forcing you too, I just
thought I could be someone here to talk too.
No, it’ll probably do me good to talk about it.
We are briefly shown the two having an in depth
conversation with music flowing over the top to
replicate the style of music.
Scene cuts to black.
EXT. OUTSIDE MARIE’S HOUSE – DAY
We return to the first shot of Anthony looking at
the note and him scrunching it up and throwing it
to the ground.
We are then taken on a slow journey throughout
the ground floor of Marie’s house, suggesting
that she has left.
INT. ANTHONY’S HOUSE - NIGHT
Anthony goes home and we are shown him sitting
with his family, with them acting like he doesn’t
He stands up and walks out of the house, not
looking back and we are shown a slow motion
close-up of his parents looking shocked.
Where do you think you’re going?
There is no response from Anthony and he just
walks out looking strong and powerful. He visits
Marie’s house and realises the door is open. He
walks around with a smile on his face. He then
turns and exits and the scene fades out.