FADE IN: WHITE FADEEXT. ISLAND BEACH
DayCAMERA: POINTED AT BLEACHED SUN THEN PANS DOWN TO BEACHANGLE: FACING OUT TO SEASTYLE: 3D SETSilhouettes of two figures can be seen lying on an island beach. In the distance a capsized ship half sunk in thewater.ANGLE: FACING ISLANDThe figures are two unconscious boys, SIMON, a boy raised on science, wears glasses and has odd gadgetsclipped to the belt of his explorer style outfit; he looks like a sketch book drawing by da Vinci. CARL, a boyraised on religion, wears a traditional robe and a crucifix around his neck; he looks like a Michelangelopainting.They roll over and, bumping into one another, they wake up.Slowly they stand. SIMON picks one of his gadgets of the floor, noticing their outlines imprinted in the floor.The outlines are silhouettes of their separate influence on the world;
Simon’s revealing a scientific, Vitruvian
esque world, whilst Carl’s is more like the religious works of
Michelangelo.The boys do not look comfortable with one another.They look out to sea at the sinking ship then towards the island.CARL points to the sky where there is billowing smoke coming from somewhere within the forest that isgrowing in the centre of the island. This is the camp of the other survivors of the ship wreck; the smoke is asignal for rescue.They look at each other with a look of distain and race into the forest, forcibly pushing past one another.INT. FORRESTANGLE: SIDE ON TO ACTION CONTINUSLY. CHARACTERS CENTERED.STYLE: 2.5D, SIDE ONThe boys race, side by side, through the forest. The camera moves to show them side on, as the sun passesfrom east to west above them, indicating that they must make haste, or risk being stranded at night. They jump, dive and roll over the natural obstacles of the forest, leaving a visual trail of their influence on the worldbehind them.SIMON reaches a wide valley too wide to jump across. CARL soon reached the same point.STYLE: ONE SCREENThe boys are now of the same screen and the environment style becomes a combination except around thecharacters.