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BLACK RIVER GOLD (screenplay)

BLACK RIVER GOLD (screenplay)



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Three New Mexico county records clerks go on a dynamic adventure to find hidden Spanish gold.
Three New Mexico county records clerks go on a dynamic adventure to find hidden Spanish gold.

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BLACK RIVER GOLDscreenplaybySam Bass and Jillian Bass Registered Sam BassWGAw 2018 BroadwayLittle Rock AR. 72204
501/240-3253 501/952-2056
“BLACK RIVER GOLD”FADE IN:EXT. CARLSBAD NEW MEXICO COURTHOUSE, CIRCA 2010 – EVENINGPeople are gathering on the court house lawn. They are alllooking up. A few are carrying American flags.Some employees come out of the courthouse and also look upas they stand around the courthouse landing. CARTER FERGUSON, an average long-haired man in his twentieswalks out of the courthouse and stops on the front steps.He looks up.Carter can see a few of his friends in the second floorwindow above him. They wave.Carter smiles and waves back.Suddenly fireworks begin to cover the sky. The upperatmosphere is filled with loud booms and colorfulexplosions.Carter smiles as he watches the show. He notices the policemoving quickly through the crowd toward an Indian man andhis family.ALAMO GARCIA, an average middle-aged Apache Indian man withbrilliant green eyes stands in the crowd with his wife andfive year old son. Two policemen approach him. They speakfor a moment and the police grab Alamo and throw him to theground roughly handcuffing him.Alamo looks up from the ground at Carter with his piercingeyes as if he is asking for help.Carter sadly shakes his head and goes inside.INT. CARLSBAD NEW MEXICO COURTHOUSE LOBBY AND HALLCarter walks past some very seedy people and a few classypeople on his way to the elevator. He passes a couple of
prisoners in handcuffs outside the courtroom waiting to beheard.Carter looks around the area as he pushes the elevatorbutton and waits.The elevator door opens and he gets on.INT. CARLSBAD NEW MEXICO COURTHOUSE ELEVATORCarter turns to the elevator buttons to select his floor.CLOSE ON – Carter’s finger pushes the basement button andthe elevator goes down.INT. CARLSBAD NEW MEXICO COURTHOUSE BASEMENT LIBRARYAncient court records and journals are crowded into oldhardwood shelves filling the ancient basement library toover flowing capacity.Carter opens a thick and heavy antique wooden door whilethe modern elevator doors close in the background. He walksinside.ANDY, a young and heavy-set county deputy is in the librarylooking around.ANDYHey Carter. There was an Indianin here trying to steal a book.I was just checking it out.Carter looks around and nods.CARTERThat must have been what was goingon outside.ANDYYeah, the city boys caught him.(turns toward thedoor)Gotta run, see ya buddy.Carter has a second thought.

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