PAN ONTO DOORS AT FRONT OF WESTDALE HIGH SCHOOL, HAMILTON,
ONTARIO (FALL MORNING)
Doors open and two boys emerge (both 15-17, middle class
clothing, jeans, t-shirts/sweaters, canadian).
Main Character and his friend walk out of the school, just
after the morning bell rings.
Friend #1: Glad that’s done with.
Main Character: Tell me about it.
Friend #1: So when is this bus
Main: (looks at his watch) Um looks
like right ab- (looks up at bus)
RIGHT NOW! (shouted)
*Main points at bus and panics*
*Both characters run and jump off steps*
*camera pauses* *title appears*
BACKGROUND OF CHARACTERS AND SCHOOL FADES, TITLE STAYS AND
OPENING CREDITS APPEAR.
GO BACK TO FROZEN SCENE OF CHARACTERS JUMPING, FINISH THEM
Characters begin sprinting for bus
MOVE TO SHOT OF CHARACTERS RUNNING FOR BUS FROM BEHIND
CLOSE UP: MAIN
Once characters realize that bus is no longer within reach,
they begin pulling up and slowing down.
WIDE OF CHARACTERS FROM FRONT
F1: Well…what are we going to do
Main: We have to catch that bus
somehow! We can’t wait for another
one, I need something from that
F1: And how do you plan to do that?
We can just wait for it to come
back around, right?
Main: NO! We need to cut it off as
soon as possible.
F1: What do you need?
Main: Don’t worry about it, we
just0 need to catch that bus!
F1: Fine then maybe we should go to
the bus station to get a map?
Main: Good idea
SCENE FADES TO BLACK
BLACK FADES IN, SHOT OF CHARACTERS WALKING THROUGH STATION
FROM BEHIND (INDOORS) (GREEN SCREEN)
CUT-IN: CHARACTERS WALK UP TO CLERK
Clerk: How may I help you?
Main: Yeah we’re here to-
*Characters begin talking simultaneously, confuse clerk,
their words aren’t discernible*
CLOSE UP: CLERK GIVING RUDE FACE TO BOYS. SUDDENLY BECOMES
HAPPY AND SMILES.
Clerk: Well for starters that it is a common misconception,
but Mexico and Spain are not located near each other. (Pulls
out globe from desk and points out both Mexico and Spain.
Then turns back to F1 and hands him the bus schedule.)
Main: Thank you
Clerk: Oh and by the way.
Pauses and leans in.
Clerk: That pencil you couldn’t
find. You dropped it while you were
walking down the stairs from art
CLOSE UP OF MAIN CHARACTER LOOKING CONFUSED.
CHARACTERS WALK OVER TO TABLE, OPEN UP MAP
MAIN: Look here, the route runs
here, and crosses over at fumbuck
F1: Why are you being so anal about
this? Anyway, the most
time-efficient place to meet the
bus is downtown.
Main: HOW COULD I MISS THAT?!
F1: Okay (said in long winded tone)
Main: Let’s skiddaddle
*Leave through rear doors
THIRD SCENE (DIRTY MIKE AND THE BOYS II)
DOWNTOWN SETTING, DAY TIME, GRUNGY AREA
BOYS WALK INTO AREA WITH HOMELESS MAN
HOBO: Could you spare some change?
Boys: No, sorry
Hobo: But wait, I’m no ordinary
I’M BIG DIRTY MIKE! I don’t have my
boyz with me, but I’m still Big
*Whiteboard rolls into scene, Big Mike grabs red marker*
Hobo: You see, I have these points
to ponder that i think you should
Main: Okay (said with a long tone
and an odd face)
Hobo: Alright, so here are my
points to ponder: 1) What is life?
*Main leans in to friend*
Main: This guy is crazy… He’s
wasting too much of our time. Lets
get outta here. (whispered)
*While Dirty Mike was explaining his points to ponder, Main
and Friend 1 slowly sneak away. Dirty Mike notices and
chases after them.*
*Front shot of the Main and F1 slowly running down the
street with dirty Mike quickly running after them*
Friend 2 enters
F2: Quick hide in here!
*F2 pulls Main and F1 into building to hide*
F2: What are you guys doing in this
part of town?
Main and F1: What are we doing down
here? What are you?!
F2: I volunteer down here
*Main and F1 look around and realize that they’re at a soup
kitchen for the homeless*
F2: yeah I was just finished my
shift, what are you guys doing down
Main: Well, we skipped school to
take a bus, but we missed it and I
really need something from the bus
driver, so we decided to
*Bus drives by as hes finishing his story*
Main: go to the bus station and
find out where we could catch the
bus, and ended up here.
F2: Guess you’re in luck then!
Main: Why is that?
F2: My dad was a bus driver for 10
years, I used to ride with him on
he bus. You’ve known me since
kindergarten how do you not know
*Main looks around awkwardly*
Main: Must have uh……slipped my
SHOT FADES OUT.
Main: Here we are, finally!
*Steps into bus and sees the driver. Gives driver a big hug*
Main: There I’d say that was worth
a day of exhaustion wouldn’t you?
*Sounding very unpleased*
F1: Let’s just sit down.
*Boys get off bus*
Main: Oh my gosh!
*Main turns around to watch the bus pull away*
Main: My Backpack!!!!
*Characters turn and run to get the bus*
SHOT FREEZES. MOVIE ENDS.