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Prosperity - Gavins Story

Prosperity - Gavins Story

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Published by David Butler
Prosperity - Gavins Story leny Abrahamson Mark O Halloran RTE Ireland Irish
Prosperity - Gavins Story leny Abrahamson Mark O Halloran RTE Ireland Irish

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Published by: David Butler on Feb 02, 2009
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Written byMark O'Halloran
gavin's story
SHOOTING SCRIPTDirected by LennyAbrahamsonProduced by Element Pictures© RTE2007
11The front room of a council house in the north side of Dublincity. The room is shabby and untidy. There is a fourteen yearold boy in the kitchen. He is wearing most of his schooluniform. This is GAVIN. He is preparing his own breakfast. Heis trying to explain something to his MOTHER. He has adebilitating stutter. His mother is sitting at the diningroom table. She is in her night clothes. She is smoking acigarette. Gavin’s younger sister, NADINE, is also here.Nadine is 12. She too is preparing her own breakfast. Thereis the incessant sound of a dog barking from the neighbours’back yard.GAVIN’S MOTHERI’ll kill their dog.NADINEIt’s barking at Hamilton’s rabbits.GAVINMam.GAVIN’S MOTHERCan’t fuckensleep with it.GAVINMam!!NADINEIt smells the rabbits.GAVIN’S MOTHERI’m not listening to you Gavin.NADINEThe Hamiltonshave nine rabbitsnow.GAVINAll I need Mam...GAVIN’S MOTHERNine rabbits.NADINEI like rabbits.GAVIN’S MOTHERI think they are disgusting.GAVINMamplease. All I need is fiveeuros ninety five.GAVIN’S MOTHERYou have loads of them alreadyGavin.GAVINIt’s a set.GAVIN'S STORY Shooting Script. 1.© RTE 2007(CONTINUED)
GAVIN’S MOTHERWell I haven’t got it now.GAVINI have sixteen euros saved. I onlyneed five ninety five more. Please.GAVIN’S MOTHERGavin I haven’t got it.GAVINYou do.GAVIN’S MOTHERWhy didn’t you ask Jerome when youseen him the other time?GAVINI can’t ask me Da for things likethat.GAVIN’S MOTHERBut you can ask me.GAVINI want it.Beat. Gavin’s mother finishes her cigarette.GAVIN’S MOTHERThose things is for babies anywayGavin.GAVINNo they’re not.NADINEThey are.GAVINShut up you.Beat.GAVIN(cont’d)Please.GAVIN’S MOTHERNo.Gavin sits to eat his breakfast. He has tears in his eyes.The dog is still barking next door.GAVIN’S MOTHER(cont’d)That fuckendog.CUT TO:GAVIN'S STORY Shooting Script. 2.© RTE 2007CONTINUED:11

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