Script Snippets

Love Letters from Torchbearers

Torchbearers began with letters, written but never sent by the two protagonists: Gerwyn – an aspiring Welsh actor who lands a dream part in the iconic film Zulu (starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine) and Thembesile – a young Zulu dancer who is also in the film. Both in their late teens, they meet on  Read More…

Script Snippet: Flowers from Tunisia

Excerpt from Flowers from Tunisia Reah – Elderly Mother suffering from dementia and her son, Keith. KEITH                       She’s not a baby, and she’s not with us, she’s with her mother, alright. Now  did you look at these questions, the ones the doctor’s going to ask  Read More…

This entry was posted on March 18, 2013.

Script Snippet: I Thought I heard Buddy Bolden Shout

EXT. A NEW YORK STREET INSIDE SUMMERTIME’S HEAD WE HEAR A NEW ORLEANS STREET BAND THAT SLOWLY MERGES INTO THE SOUNDS OF NEW  YORK. SUMMERTIME Open up the windows, let the music out. THE INSTRUMENTS ARE STRIPPED AWAY UNTIL THERE IS JUST THE SOUND OF A SINGLE  PLAINTIVE CORNET. A DOOR CLOSES ON THE MUSIC AND THE  Read More…

This entry was posted on March 16, 2013.

Excerpt: Cradle to the Grave

CRADLE TO THE GRAVE                    LAURA  at the computer. QUILLER comes in. LAURA        Gillespie. I didn’t expect you so early. How was your sort of date? QUILLER    She didn’t turn up. LAURA        Swinging around.  I’m sorry I thought you were – I don’t think you should  Read More…