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LOOK Films
03-14-2013, 02:06 AM
Hello

I have written a screenplay for a short sci-fi film. If everyone involved is happy with the script, we will start filming it soon. I have a small team of professional 3D and special effect animators and sound designers.

Here is what I have written. I would be grateful for your thoughts, thank you

THE TIME DIARY

By Scott Evans

Screenplay for film short

FADE IN

INT. ANTONYíS LIVING ROOM Ė NIGHT

ANTONY, early 30s and dressed like a school teacher, sits on the end of a sofa writing in his diary. HANK, a similar age to Antony but scruffier looking leaps onto the sofa at the opposite end and switches on the television with a remote.

Hank observes Antony writing in his diary with contempt

HANK
How gay are you Ant?

ANTONY
Aye?

HANK
You! Writing all you little secrets in your diary. Writing about your feelings are you?

ANTONY
Stop talking shit Hank and do what you enjoy most, watching 22 sweaty men running around after each other
(Antony mutters to himself)
Your the big gay

HANK
You what! The fact that you donít like sport makes you gay

ANTONY
Im gay because I dont like watching loads of men on TV? Because I donít obess over specific Ďspecialí players and worry about them when they get hurt, or feel like Iím gonna cry with happiness when they achieve something?!

HANK
You have a diary! You big girl!

ANTONY
I have a time machine!!!

This stuns Hank into silence for a moment

HANK
You what?

ANTONY
This
(Antony gestures diary)
Is a time machine

HANK
That?

ANTONY
Yes, this

HANK
What the feck are you talking about~!

ANTONY
(He sighs, as if preparing to explain something Hank will not understand)
This diary will allow me to travel in time.

HANK
What? Your gonna go all Doctor Who and visit the dinosaurs?

ANTONY
No! Youíre such a bloody knobhead. No Iím not going all Doctor Who. Iím not going to actually physically travel in time, Iím recording my life on a daily basis and then in years to come, I can MENTALLY relive experiences from my past.

HANK
Why?

ANTONY
Why wouldnít I?

HANK
Cos your life is shit mate! You hate your job, the kids at the school hate you, your ex wife hates you. I hate you. You have a shitty life. Why would you want to relive that? Youíre a fucking nobody.

Antony tries to answer back but finds himself lost for words.

Antony and Hank stop talking. Hank turns on the football channel and Antony continues writing.

(Time passes)

HANK
You know what you wanna do?

ANTONY
(Groans)
What?

HANK
Make a real time machine

ANTONY
(Dismissingly)
Just watch the men with the little shorts on TV

HANK
Nah, Im serious.

Antony looks up from his writing and turns to Hank

ANTONY
Howwwww?
(He reluctantly askes)

HANK
Well, what you need to do is write a really good diary, not just about your sad pathetic life, but about what is going on with the world and continue to write it every day like you said. Yeah

ANTONY
Right.....

HANK
Then, when you die you leave it to a museum

ANTONY
K, and the time travelling bit

HANK
Well hereís the clever part. Write in your diary now, in big feck off letters so that no one misses it
(Hank emphasizes)
HOW TO INVENT TIME TRAVEL. IF TIME TRAVEL EXISTS IN THE FUTURE, IT IS BECAUSE I (YOU), ANTONY CARTER, INVENTED TIME TRAVEL!

ANTONY
Aye?

HANK
Iím getting to it! Look, if someone in the future has the ability to time travel, he can travel back to tonight and give you the instructions on how to make a time machine. If its something a bit complicated...

ANTONY
A bit complicated?

HANK
If its a bit complicated, then you can take the instructions to a scienctist or publish it in one of those science newspapers? The point is, you will have invented time travel because the person from the future will have told you how to do it.

ANTONY
And how did he know how to make a time machine?

HANK
Because you invented it in his past!

ANTONY
That doesnt work!

HANK
Why not?

ANTONY
Because it would have needed to have been invented somewhere

HANK
No it wouldnít. Its dead simple. In 2013 time travel was invented by you, Mr Carter because a time traveller travels back in time and gives you the instructions for a working time machine. Its a paradox, its an infinite loop with no start or end! Its Star Trek 4 rules!

ANTONY
Star Trek?

HANK
Yeah, when Bones and Scotty gives a bloke in the 80ís the details on how to make an engine part, or something like that. Point is, he got the information from the future, and they had that information in the future because the man in the 80ís invented it when he got given the details

ANTONY
Thats bullshit

HANK
Write it in your diary

ANTONY
NO!

HANK
Write it in your god damn diary!

ANTONY
No, its fecking stupid!

HANK
Write it in your diary or Im gonna come and punch you in the face when your asleep!

ANTONY
Iíll kick you in your balls right now you god damn dumbass!

Antony and Hank begin fighting, in a wrestling manner, nothing too aggressive

[Scene Fades out]

[Scene Fades in]

Hank is stood holding a hammer to a chinchillas head, whilst Antony is anxiously standing nearby

ANTONY
Just put down Mr Wibbles, Hank

HANK
(Breathless)
Right it in the god damn diary Ant!

ANTONY
Okay, okay
(Antony mutters to himself)
Iím so gonna kick him in the balls in a minute

HANK
WhAT!

ANTONY
Nothing, Iím just looking for my pen

HANK
Itís here!

ANTONY
Where?

HANK
Here!

Hank turns around and there is a pen stabbed into him shoulder

Antony walks over and retrieves the pen

ANTONY
Okay! Iím writing ďI, Antony Carter, the inventor of Time Travel, bestow this secret to you. I invented time travel because on Wednesday 13th March, 2013, a time traveller, as instructed by me now, here in writing, will come to me on this date and at

HANK
Say 9pm, which is two minutes from now

ANTONY
The time traveller will come to me today, the 13th March, 2013, at precisely 9pm and give to me instructions how to invent a working time machine. With these instructions, I, Antony Carter, will invent time travel. Okay, are you happy now? Give me Mr Weebles

HANK
Do you swear to never tear out those instructions

ANTONY
Yes

HANK
Swear it, or help me God I will kick Weeblyís ass to Hell!

ANTONY
I swear it! I will leave it in, if only to record what a complete nutter I was forced to live with!

HANK
Okay

Hank tosses Mr Weeble to Antony and watches the clock

The hand on the clock ticks down to 9pm

Both Antony and Hank become fixated on the time

9pm strikes and....nothing

ANTONY
See! You are a complete fecking idoit!

HANK
No! You must tear out the pages in the future! Youíre a god damn liar

Hank raises the Hammer over his head

HANK
Iím gonna kill you Mr Weebles

Hank steps forward to grab Mr Weebles but suddenly a flash of light knocks Hank and Antony across the room onto the sofa

As the pair look up, they see a wormhole, a tear in space and time, open up right in front of them

Antony and Hank are dumbfounded

A man (PHILIP) steps through the vortex into the living room. He looks like a council worker, very smarly dressed in a suit

PHILIP
Hello Lord Antony Carter.
(Philip acknowledges Hank with a nod of his head but does not speak to him)
My name is Philip Lawlor and I am from the department of British Time Travel.

HANK
Youíre a....a....

PHILIP
A time traveller my lord, yes sir that is quite correct

HANK
Ha! Ha ha! I fucking told you man, fucking suck it

ANTONY
Feckingíell. So, so what are you doing here Philip

PHILIP
I am here, as you instructed. I am here to give to you the instructions for how to build a time machine. The instructions you released to the scientific community exactly five years ago.

ANTONY
Bloody ell! So it worked then

PHILIP
Oh yes, it worked mylord. In fact we discovered that the universe was produced in quite the same way. Weíve gone all over time, and space (those instructions are there too) and discovered absolutely everything we wanted to know. When we got back to the big bang, we found a fella called Trevor kickstarting the whole event with his homemade chemistry kit. Trevor told us how it was done, and in a couple of years from now, a fella from Wolverhampton, with our instructions, is going to go start the universe for us. Its the infinite paradox loop.

HANK
Ha ha

ANTONY
Bloodyíell

PHILIP
Sir Antony, you are responsible for everything, you are our creator. Some even call you a God!

ANTONY
A God!

PHILIP
THE God

HANK
Hang on a minute, you what? Antony!?

PHILIP
Why yes, it was his amazing insight that has created all of this!

HANK
Bullshit!

PHILIP
Pardon me

HANK
It was my idea, it was all my idea

PHILIP
Your idea sir?

HANK
Yes, my idea, all of this is down to me. Not this fucking loser here!

PHILIP
Is this true Lord Antony

Hank
Stop calling him lord!

PHILIP
Are Mr Evans claims true

ANTONY
Err, no. No, does he look like someone who could have create the universe? Look at him!

HANK
What! Donít you fucking dare mate, Iíll....

Hank picks up the hammer and steps towards Antony when another light erupts in the room, again knocking everyone in the room over. A second vortex opens

A small woman (MARIA SHORT) steps through the second vortex into the living room. She is dressed all in white and she is pointing a small white cube at Antony, Hank and Philip. Everybody stares up at her in wonderment. Eventually Philip stands up, dusts himself off and steps forward towards the second time traveller.

PHILIP
Hello. My name is Philip Lawlor from the British Time Travel Department. Could I please see your travel documents? As you should know there is the highest level travel restriction on this time location and you are in violation of the most sever time laws by being here!

Philip walks towards the Lady in White with a hand out, expecting to see her documents

MARIA
My name is Maria Short from 2023 and I am from the Rebellion and this is my fucking time pass!

The small white cube in Mariaís hand then fires a white light at Philip Lawlor and disintegrates him.

Antony and Hank are still sat on the floor and watch in shock as Philips ashes plop down in front of them.

Maria walks towards them

MARIA
I am here to stop you!

HANK
Who? Me? What have I done?

MARIA
Not you, him. The creator of time travel. The destroyer of religion, the annihilator of civilization!

ANTONY
What?

MARIA
Once your Time Machine disproved God, all hell broke loose. Morales and decency went out of the window, but that was nothing to what happened next. Next you began inventing weapons from the distant future and before we knew it, you were Lord Carter, ruler of the planet Earth and conquerer of new Worlds! Billions live in misery as you and your team of time agents live in glorious splendor

HANK
What about me?

MARIA
Who are you?

HANK
Who am I? Donít you know me in the future?

MARIA
Shut up! I am here to put a stop to all that before it even happens

HANK
What the fuck! Shitface here is the ruler of the universe? Where the hell am I?

MARIA
SHUT UP!!!!

ANTONY
Shut up Hank you fecking moron

HANK
No! This was all my idea. I made you write that in your diary. Its because of me that time travel was invented, because of me that you get to rule the God damn world, me, me, me, Iíve done all of this, me!

MARIA
Right! So your responisble for the misery and death of billions of lives, for the destructions of entire countries and eventually whole worlds that donít bow at the feet of Lord Carter! You are responsible for all of that you patheic little man

HANK
Well no, the time travel bit was my idea

MARIA
Say your prayers

The light on Maria gun cube begins to flare up

Hank and Antony put their hands up and squeeze their eyes tight shut

They hear a zip sound. The same sound that the cube made when it incenerated Philip. However, Antony and Hank open their eyes and in front of them is another file of ashes. Marias ashes. They look behind them and see a man steep forward. It is Antony, but another Antony from the Future

FUTURE ANTONY
Dumb bitch. Didnít she know what would have happened if she had killed you!

Antony and Hank get up, bewildered by yet another shock

ANTONY
Your me

FUTURE ANTONY
Yes, Iím you, twenty years from now

HANK
Hey! Are you really King of the world

FUTURE ANTONY
Thats right.....er Harry?

HANK
You canít even remember my name? Where the fuck am I twenty years from now?

FUTURE ANTONY
I donít know, I left you in this shit hole to go off and be rich, famous and ruler of all, lover of all the most beautiful women in history

HANK
What! This should all be mine. This was all my idea!

FUTURE ANTONY
Well its all in my diary, all in my name! Whose the nobody now, aye?

Hank looks on in shock and anger, lost for words.

ANTONY
Have you lived all of this before? Did you know she was going to come back?

FUTURE ANTONY
Kind of. Time travel is a funny thing. There are lots of ways things can be altered. There are lots of people trying to get to this moment in time to do as that woman has just tried. All throughout the rest of history people will try to come back and destroy you because of what you become

ANTONY
What is that

FUTURE ANTONY
A fucking God! A creator and destroyer of life and all that dwells in this universe!

ANTONY
Oh my God!

HANK
You bastard, you fucking bastard! You stole the universe from me. It should all be mine.

Hank goes to strike Future Antony with the hammer but Future Antony puts a force field around him and present day Antony. Hank bashes at the force field

FUTURE ANTONY
Originally, Philip here
(He kicks the ash on the floor)
Gave you the instructions to time travel, as I was too busy trying to talk Marilyn Monroe into a threesome with Cleopatra. However, one of the rebels here managed to change the past, and she killed Philip.

ANTONY
How could she do that

FUTURE ANTONY
Ah, time shit. Every action creates a string of timelines. There is a reality for every possible event from every single event. Understand?

ANTONY
What?

FUTURE ANTONY
Like I said, time shit. She basically used a wormhole in time to change the past. She would have gotten away with it but Philip triggered a warning beckon before he perished.

ANTONY
Yeah, but if she killed me, and stopped time travel, then she would never have been able to travel back to stop me in the first place.

FUTURE ANTONY
Fuck sake me, donít worry about it. Its all aborted timelines, alternative realities, string theory. Itís Back to the Future two rules. Just fucking thank me for saving OUR life and take this.

ANTONY
What is it

FUTURE ANTONY
The instructions to time travel. Follow what it says and send the information where instructed to. Pretty soon life if gonna get very interesting for you. Fame, money, girls and unimaginable power!

Hank, who has been hitting the force field with all of his might to this point, screams at Future Antonys last sentence and drops the hammer and runs over to the seatee.

HANK
Hey, Antony, you big fucking thieving bastard!

Both Antonys look to Hank

Hank lifts up Antonys diary, opened on the page where it says in big writing HOW TO INVENT TIME TRAVEL.

HANK
Fuck you!

Hank begins to tear the page

The two Antonys scream NO and dash to stop Hank from tearing up the page in the diary, but the force field is still up and it knocks them back.

Hank laughs manically and begins tearing at the page like a mad man.

Everything goes black.

THE END