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HOME FROM HOME
TEASER
1
INT. BEDROOM - DAY
A girl and a boy are sat in a room. They look like they're
concentrating very hard. They are called Sally and Peter.





SALLY



You're going to have to tell him
PETER
What? Why me?



SALLY
Because you're one of his friends
PETER
YOU'RE his GIRLfriend
SALLY
*sighs*

The screen goes black whilst the first few beats of the

intro song kick in. `WHATEV TREV PICTURES' appears on the

screen in Courier New.
2
EXT. STREETS - DAY

As the friendly music plays, we see a man rushing through

the streets, clearly in a hurry, whilst the title credits

play over.


3
INT. KINGS ARM - DAY

The same man rushes through the door of a pub. Behind the

bar, an unhappy looking man scowls at the rushing man.


Another man is cleaning a table, he also looks up and

shakes his head.






BARMAN




Where the hell have you been, John?

So we learn than this man's name is John!








JOHN




Eddie, look I'm really sorry






EDDIE THE BARMAN




Save it John, I've heard it all




before. You're 2 hours late






JOHN




I'm sorry, do you want me to




stay on late? To make up for




the hours?





EDDIE THE BARMAN




How many chances do you think




We can give you? No, I'm sorry




John but that's it. You don't work




here anymore.

A visibly upset John looks at Eddie, and then looks at the

other man working, Frank, who just shrugs his shoulders in

a `what do you expect me to do?' kind of way.
4
EXT. PARK BENCH - DAY

John accepts his fate. He goes off to sit on a bench and

starts preparing a marajuana joint. No wonder he's just

lost his job... but then the phone rings.

John picks it up







JOHN




Hello?

When we hear the voice, we know instantly who it is






SALLY




John, there's something I need




to tell you...






JOHN




Ok but before you start, I just




lost my job.


There's a short silence






SALLY




I can't do this anymore John






JOHN




It'll be ok, I'll go around town




and see if there's any bars ---





SALLY (INTURRUPTING)




John, it's over...






JOHN




Wait, you're dumping me over




the phone?!?






SALLY




Bye John. (Hangs up)

John puts his phone down. He sits on the bench, looking a

little lost. He gets up, returns to his house where there

is a box outside his house with his possessions. He huffs,

picks up the box and walks off.
5.
EXT. PUB GARDEN - DAY

John is at the pub with his friends, along with his box

of possessions.






JOHN




So, can I stay at yours?






MATT




You know you can't, especially




after last time.






JOHN




Yeah, I know, thought I'd give




it a shot.

Matt looks at John's box.






MATT




Is this all you own?









JOHN




Yeah, I thought I owned a lot




more than this. But I guess everything




was Sally's.

Matt looks through his possession and has a little laugh

about it.






MATT




Sounds to me like you need to




get away. Have a little think




about your life.
6
EXT. THE LAWNS - DAY

John is down by the seafront. He looks up and notices

a little path into The Woods. He ventures into the hole.






2 WEEKS LATER
7
Eddie The Barman and Frank are in the bar when Eddie's
phone rings.






FRANK




Hello?






SALLY




Hey Frank, have you seen John




at all?






FRANK




Nope...




Eddie! Have you heard from John




at all?





EDDIE THE BARMAN




Actually, no... come to think of it






FRANK




Nah, Eddie hasn't seen him either






SALLY




I'm starting to get a bit worried




No ones heard from him in over 2




weeks







FRANK




Alright don't worry I'll have a




look around...
8
EXT. THE LAWNS, IN THE WOODS - DAY

The song `Home From Home' begins and we see John appear

from the bushes. He has a big beard, scruffy hair and

definately has the look of somebody who has lived in the

wild for a few weeks.

We follow him through the trees and he eventually arrives

at a place in the woods which has tables, chairs and

shelves all seemingly made of things one would randomly

stumble across, wood etc.

It becomes apparent that John has been living at this place

for the past two weeks.
9
EXT. THE LAWNS, MAIN FIELD - DAY

A man in his mid 20's is walking a dog across the field. He

lets the dog off the lead and he sits down for a cigarette

whilst the dog runs around.

When he finished his cigarette, he stands up and shouts for

his dog. But the dog does not appear.

This confuses the man, and he shouts again. The dog is

still nowhere to be seen.
10
INT. THE KINGS ARMS - EVENING

Sally walks into the pub where she sees Frank behind the

bar. John's friend Matt is in the corner sipping on a beer.






SALLY




Frank! Hey Frank, did you find




John?






FRANK




Nah, I had a little look but




I don't know where he would be.

Matt overhears the conversation and interrupts.







MATT




Whats this about John?






SALLY




No one's heard from him in




over 2 weeks. Unless you have?






MATT




Nah he come over to my pub




with his box of possessions




after everything that happened







SALLY




And you don't know where he went?






MATT




I suggested maybe he should get




away for a while, so I guess he did
Then someone else bursts through the pub door, he's very
excited.






EXCITED MAN




Hey, the police have arrested someone




just round the corner for eating




some guys dog!!


11
EXT. KINGS ARMS - EVENING

Sally, Frank and Matt run outside to see what the excited

man is going on about. They see the police arresting John,

who has blood down his top, big scruffy hair and beard.






SALLY




Oh John...






THE END