(NO LIP-SYNC REQUIRED) Draft 08.
Autumn - Cloudy : Colour palette reds, browns
Long shot of a car driving along the seaside - model car along the coast (CG).Car : Son driving, Mother in passenger seat. We see them from the front (as if the camerais attached to the bonnet) We see the mother’s face just peering over the dashboard asshe is short, she lights up a cigarette which starts to ﬁll the car with smoke so he opens thewindow and his hair* starts to unravel and blow around the car. The mother sticks her armup and grabs the hair to keep it from blowing around, she continues to smoke whilst herarm is up in the air holding the hair and he continues to drive as if nothing is odd about thisscenario. He pulls over (parks) and they sit there for a moment.Camera cuts to the sea / beach while sound effects give the impression they are strugglingto get out of the car - son unfolding wheelchair etcThey sit (his hair immaculate again) under one of the beach’s sheltered benches (typicalseaside bench - light blue, rusty metal), the mother happy and the son blank. After amoment has passed the son then gets up and walks off camera, he comes back with 2 ice-creams. As he stands giving one to his mother (before she takes it), she fumbles aroundwith her sleeve and pulls out an old tissue, spits on it and wipes his cheek (think grandmawhen you’re a kid), then she takes the ice-cream. His ice-cream is held out slightly to theside of him, out of his peripheral vision, a seagull which is sitting on the canopy to thebench poos on the ice-cream without him seeing. We continue to see him sit down next tohis mother (in her wheelchair) he stares into the sea (off camera) for a moment, thenwithout looking at the ice-cream goes to lick it. CUT.
Winter - Icy / Snowy : Colour palette blues, whites
Shot of a shop sign with snow and icicles, it’s clearly winter and cold, baron. Sound effectsof a car stopping and them struggling to get out again.The mother wrapped up in her winter clothes with a blanket on her legs, Tinsel around herhead and ﬂashing christmas lights on her somewhere, looking happy, and a cup of teafrom a ﬂask (steam). The son wrapped up and looking emotionless out at the sea. Theyare sat on the same light blue seaside bench.The mother suddenly gives signals to the son indicating she needs the bathroom.Next shot - Outside the public toilet cubicle with sound effects (he has to help her go to thebathroom) and the metal seat is cold. (Teeth chattering, running wee sounds)CUT back to her back at the bench and the son walks back into frame with some nice hotﬁsh and chips. They sit there quietly enjoying their meal - representing quiet peacefulmoments of time together.