Friday, August 21, 2009

Scene Two, Legend

A pair of feet (Gabriels), walking. The camera pans it's way up to his face as he narrates, pausing only as he passes a sign that reads You Are Now Entering Moulton Please Drive Carefully.

Gabriel: There is a legend about the town I live in that everybody knows. It says that once, way back in the medieval ages, vampires were all over the world. That those years were called the Dark Ages because the vampires destroyed anything that criminalised them, or even mentioned them. Then there was an uprising, a rebellion, and humans murdered the vamps in masses, taking revenge for their losses. The part of the legend that keeps our small town interested is the part that says the vampires made a treaty with the humans, letting them stay alive in one place in the world. The place they chose? Moulton, Lincolnshire, population of two thousand six hundred and seven, and falling. Tourists looking for creepy folk stories come to Moulton, and find one chip shop, one pub and a church. Dramatic.

Scene One, Attack

Song: El Manana by The Gorillaz.
Credits. A pair of feet clad in rough, medieval shoes are walking. As the credits end, the feet stop and a twig snaps. The camera pans up his body as the song Hell Above the Water by Curve starts. The man begins to run desperately, scared. He is followed by what looks like a liquid shadow in human form (a vampire), that races along beside him. The man vaults over a hedge, rolling out of the fall. We catch our first glimpse of the vampire as it jumps the hedge after the man, falling on it's feet in a crouch. The man has broken a leg in the fall, and holds up a hand as the vampire nears him. He tries to scream, but it is cut off as the vampire grabs him and bites into his neck. The man thrashes, then falls still. The vampire drops him, steps over him and walks away, disappearing into the shadows. A close up shot of the dead mans blank eyes, then the camera pans up and settles on the night sky.

Character profiles: Gabriel

Thinks quickly, doesn't think things through
Fast, of feet and mind
Plain clothes

Character profiles: Vampires

Sallow, waxy?
Dark, ripped clothing
Hair like Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter, or falling in curtains around their faces
Sharp, bright white teeth
Bright red lips
Few words
Wary of the sun
Faster than normal people
Dark ringed, deep-set eyes
Keep out of the public eye
'The most public best kept secret in the world'

Character names

Boy: Gabriel
Friend (Girl): Eden
Old man: Reuben
Vampire leader: Seth

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Big Characters

Boy: Main character. Must be likable! Is fastminded and footed, alert, big-city boy in a small village.

Boy's friend and/or sibling: Dies! Equally fast, sharp, get's into argument with boy and storms out to die.

Old man: No estimate of age. Character jokes about him being around in the vampiric times. Is fast, especially for an old man, can fight and is less frail than he looks. Has links with important people. Wife = killed by vamps.

Lady: Comes back to village for revenge on vamps, who killed her mother and also her fiannce. Is dominering, powerful, angry. Lethal.

Vampires: Dark, shadowy, sallow skinned with wild hair and eyes. Like a heroin junkie that's seen better days. Powerful, but not beyond death by human hands. Thin.

Extra fighters: Come with lady. They have all lost people to vampires, and want revenge.

Scene listings with songs

Titles: (Night) 1800's feet (man) walking, El Manana by The Gorillaz. Fade out.

Scene One: (Continuation)Twig snaps. Hell Above Water by Curve. Man spins, begins to run. He is chased by vampire. Man jumps over hedge, PK rolling to a stop in a crouch. Hidden men spring up on vampire as it leaps over the hegde, and begin to tear it apart. Scene ends with camera shot of the night sky.

Scene Two: Day. Boy walking. Shots of feet clad in Converse, camera works it's way up to his face. Narrative about town legend.

Scene Three: Introducing boys sibling/friend. They pass an old man, who warns them not to go out at night. He knows about the vamps, and tells people. They think he's mad. Narration.

Scene Four: Night-time. Shots of movement in the dark. The two friends are making their way back to their homes. They pass a tree that has three long, deep gashes marked into it. They ignore it, carrying on their way. As the second friend makes it home, a low hiss is heard, and a shot of dark, shadowed eyes pearing out from a hiding place closes the scene.

Scene Five: School. The school has a tall, imposing fence. The kids joke about it, until one kid mysteriously remarks how it is to keep things out, not in.

Scene Six: A hunt, night-time. Shadowy figures follow a young jogger, running after her. She is oblivious, IPod plugged in. It is playing loud rap music. The figures dart along beside her, hiding behind trees and other foliage. A wide-shot shows two of the figures directly behind her, then a close-up shows a mouth wide open with razor-sharp teeth and two long, shining fangs moving closer to the joggers sweaty neck. A curtain twitches, showing the old man from before. He looks at the scene, crosses himself and closes the curtain. While the shot is still on the curtain, we hear a scream. End shot: an IPod clatters noisily to the ground, still playing music. One drop of blood drips lazily onto the edge of the screen.

Scene Seven: A news sign swings in a breeze. It reads: 'Disappearance Number Six: A Coincidence?'. The two friends walk past it, discussing how weird it is. They near a churchyard. The old man is sitting on a bench, and speaks up when they pass. He says 'It's happening again. They're back.' and the kids sit down by him, asking what. He tells them about the vampires. They think he's nuts.

Scene Eight: (Night-time)Friend/sibling departs from the house after an argument with the boy. She is followed by shadowy figures, who wait until she is in a small park to strike. The boy, who is chasing after the girl to apologize, finds her lying in the park, her eyes glazed and her skin white. Song: My Immortal by Evanescene.

Scene Nine: (Continued song.) Funeral. A vicar says prayers at the front of the church, while the boy stares at the casket that holds his friend. At the back of the church sits the old man. As the boy leaves they make eye contact. The old man nods.

Scene Nine: Boy visits old mans house. He says he believes him, and wants revenge. He wants to stage the second vampire masacre. The old man phones someone, and takes the boy to his basement. It is filled with vampire-killing equipment. (Song: Brianstorm by The Arctic Monkeys.) A knock on the door interupts their planning. It is a women dressed in leather, flanked by four people. She has come to kill vamps.

Scene Ten: (Night-time.)The boy goes out as human bait, and repeats the actions of the opening credits. Except this time when he jumps and rolls over the hedge, he picks up a sword and starts to fight.

Scene Eleven: Big battle scene. MUST FIND MUSIC.

Scene Twelve: Wrap-up. Let's all be imaginative and say this can come last, hey?

End credits: Emergency by Paramore