This is the script to my last movie. Beyond Space premiered at The Wellington Fringe Festival's Special Short Film Competition on July 9th 2001. I thought I'd publish the script anyway, as there really isn't anything to give away. It's more of an arty movie so the script can be read without fear of ruining the movie. Read on.
By Rajeev Mishra
in B/W. Daytime. A girl is sitting reading a book. The camera tracks
around to show she is alone in an open room. Suddenly a man, all dressed
in black, appears in the room.
Girl: (Not looking up, not surprised) Youíve come to take me back, havenít you
Iíve already seen the stars.
to shot of stars in the night sky.
Donít you know what itís like here? Itís not like anything
to second shot of night sky and stars.
Itís not the sameÖitís just, not. I will not leave.
man shakes his head solemnly.
Donít you understand? This is what weíve been looking for. This
place is a thing beyond the stars, beyond space.
Cut to a colour shot of a rose
swaying in the breeze. Shot of the man still staring at her, emotionless,
Itís touched you, hasnít it? I can see it, I always can. I
think you understand the meaning of this place. Which is why you havenít
done anything. You canít can you? You know I wonít go, donít
you?ÖThen why are you still here?
She stares at him more deeply,
confused. Cut to shot of the rose again. Fade back to the girl as her
expression becomes more shocked.
You really do understand.
glances away, thinking deeply to herself. When she turns back, the man is
sits back, smiles and continues with her book. The camera zooms out and
fades into the rose shot as the girl speaks.
It is a place beyond your imagination.
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