1Finding Carrie SmirlBlack screen with title in white letters as music plays
Finding Carrie Smirl
R.C. SWIFT’S HOUSE—
Camera focuses in on the dimly lit bedroom of R.C. and Tina Swift.
The alarm clock on R.C. Swift‟s cell
phone goes off. He fumbles for it and turns it off. It is 5:00 a.m. and not quite light out yet. R.C. quietlygets out of bed so as not to disturb his wife, TINA SWIFT, still asleep. R.C. grabs his biking clothes(they are not spandex) that are hanging over the back of a chair by the armoire.
R.C. is dressed in his biking clothes and is finishing brushing his teeth. He splashes his face with water,wipes away the sleep, and dries his face and hands with a towel. R.C. is about 35 years-old and is of
average height and build. He‟s handsome, but handsome in that way a person grows to be han
better you get to know them. He‟s an everyman.
EXT. R.C. SWIFT’S HOUSE—
R.C. rides his bicycle away from the driveway of his and Tina‟s house in
The Woodlands in OrmondBeach, FL. The bike route goes south on Nova, right on Granada, left on Williamson, left onInternational Speedway, left on Ridgewood Ave (US-1), left on Granada, and right on Nova going north
back towards R.C. and Tina‟s home in The Woodlands.
Shots of homes, schools, convenience stores, International Speedway, palm trees and restaurants along hisbiking route. These are the principal shots that need to be taken:1)
View of runners on Williamson.2)
Construction workers putting cones out on International Speedway near a busy intersection.3)
Weary prostitutes and homeless people pan-handling on Ridgewood Ave.
EXT./INT. 7-ELEVEN CONVENIENCE STORE
R.C. parks his bicycle in front of the convenience store on Nova and walks in. There are a few peoplegetting coffee or smokes to start the day. A statuesque African-American woman with wild hair standsbehind the counter at the register. Her name is JANIE. The following dialogue occurs as R.C. is walkingto the cooler to get a Coca Cola.R.C.
re running late, R.C.R.C.Give me a
break. It‟s Monday!