The Sleeping Beauty

Nick receives something in his father’s will, something he’s been waiting for his entire life.

Whenever I write a new two pager I generally like to map out any character growth as it relates to the story (I use circles) but I think this is the first time that I have mapped out the arc of an inanimate object.

This script was born from the suggestion that I do something set in a lighthouse but when I had finished the first draft it turned out that (as usual) it was over two pages. Looking back on it I realised that what I had written didn’t need to be set in a lighthouse at all so I nixed the establishing shot at the beginning (start as late as you can and all that). All that remained from that was a piece of dialogue that stated that the character of Nick was difficult to track down. Then that little piece was cut while refining the dialogue.

So here it is, a script set in a lighthouse that’s not set in a lighthouse.

Hope you enjoy it.

The Sleeping Beauty


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