Man, after the holidays my work life got back to crazy mode, so I've been away...I will try to catch up on this thread, but noticed people just posting links to their scripts. Well, I liked reading them inline last time, so I could quote parts, etc., so that's what I'm doing with mine. If we were just supposed to leave a link, let me know.
HUCK – Pearls of Wisdom
Script by patrick j. clarke
Millarworld Annual 2017
Final Draft: October 21, 2016
1/ Morning and associated color palette with soft pinks, oranges and light blue. Wide, side shot of Huck running through a corn field. Huck is in his signature coveralls outfit. The sky should be prominent with Huck smaller, but recognizable and written in Airplane "sky writing” the title “Pearls of Wisdom”
2/ Mid to close-up of Huck, looking towards the morning sun with his hand above his brow shielding his eyes as he is scanning, looking for something. In this look we see the wide- eyed innocence of Huck, but also the resolute determination in his face.
3/ A row of corn should fill the frame, and Huck is coming through the corn, but Huck is scanning the ground in front of him.
4/ Huck is on both knees, corn row behind him, and he is picking something up off the ground.
5/ Close-up of Huck with his hand held out flat in front of him revealing a single white pearl in his massive hand.
1/ It is around noon now, the colors should be the green of the grass, and perfect blue sky with big puffy white clouds. Huck is a at different location, like another field, but this one is pasture grass. He is standing at the base of a HUGE, old, awesome oak tree, lush with leaves and is looking up with his hands on his hips.
2/ Huck is climbing up the tree, sweat on his brow, and determination in his eyes.
3/ Huck on his hands and knees heading out onto a gigantic bough, and about three quarters of the way out is a Robin’s nest with a female Robin nearby.
4/ Mid-shot of Huck. The Robin is perched on his should looking inquisitively at what Huck is doing and we see that Huck has plucked a single pearl (between his index finger and thumb) from the nest. Huck has sweat on his brow, but he has a smile on his face.
1/ It is now afternoon. Huck is picking up two pearls in a grass field and two horses are surrounding him, looking at what he is doing.
2/ Close-up of Huck’s mid-section. In his cupped left hand are a few pearls, and he is putting one pearl into his pocket (like he is counting them as he is putting them in his pocket)
3/ Another farm/field scene, this time there is an older 1976 Red International Harvester 686 tractor with a farmer lifting his cap and scratching his head. Huck is in front of the tractor on one knee and is looking down. With one hand he is picking up another pearl, and the other one is held out in front of him towards the tractor with the “stop” pose.
4/ Huck is running along the road, sweating, and his coveralls are sweaty and dirty like he knows where he is going and wants to get there quickly.
1/ It is now late afternoon. The sky should be getting orange, purple and dark blue. Huck is standing on the edge of a small lake and is looking across it. The late afternoon light is playing off the mirror-like lake surface
2/ Huck is leaping into the air and is at the top of his dive into the lake.
3/ Huck is at the bottom of the lake, cheeks puffed out as he holds his breath and is picking up pearls from the bottom of the lake. Muted late afternoon colors create an otherworldly kind of feeling. Other pearls should be in view.
4/ It should be evident that Huck has traversed the entire length of the lake, but he is still picking up pearls. Would be good to have this feel a little more silhouetted and shadowy.
5/ Huck coming out of the lake, sopping wet and a smile on his face.
1/ It is now early evening, more indigo and deep orange. We are at a small airfield with small planes around and it is all lit by artificial lights of the airport. A young, dark haired woman named Emily is in front of a pristine bi-plane that has a big sign behind it with "Bi-Plane Tours: An Adventure from Yesteryear!" The woman is holding a broken strand of pearls and she is crying. The pilot is standing next to her, hand in the “I don’t know what else to do” pose. Huck is going up to her, filthy, and sopping wet, but a big smile on his face.
PILOT: I don’t know what else to do, ma’am. They could be ANYWHERE!
EMILY: But you don’t understand! Those were -
2/ Huck is close to Emily and the Pilot. Emily is looking surprised; the Pilot is looking at Huck in disbelief. Huck is holding out his hands with ALL of the missing pearls. He has a huge grin on his face.
HUCK: Ma’am, I believe you dropped these.
3/ Emily now has all of the pearls in her hands and is still shocked looking and Huck and the Pilot are still there.
EMILY: Oh my gosh! I can’t believe you found them! I thought they were lost forever!
EMILY: These pearls have been in my family for 5 generations and I - I, couldn’t believe they broke while I was up in that plane. I should have NEVER gone up in that plane!
HUCK: I’m just glad that I could return them for you.
HUCK: And I understand about important family stuff. It's these things that keep you connected to the people you love, even when they are gone.
4/ Huck is walking away and has pulled out the hand written note left with him at the Orphanage. He has a melancholic smile on this face. The note, of course says: “Please Love Him”.
HUCK: Sometimes it's the only thing we have.