“WAR PLANE (WORKING TITLE)” BY PIGMENT STUDIOS VERSION THREE
FADE IN TO HANUKKAH CANDLE LIGHT INT. JEWISH FAMILY HOUSE (GERMANY) Chatter and clutter of dishes/cutlery can be heard. Camera zooms out to set the scene of a regular Jewish 1930s home. A young boy sits eating dinner with his family and playing with his toy plane. Distant cheering disrupts the playing. The young boy goes to the front door. EXT. GERMAN STREETS Regular German buildings line the street. Nazi party flags unfold from the windows and sway in the wind. The young boy observes the changing environment. The boy turns to go back inside. As he turns the housing behind him ‘unfolds’ to the ground and is replaced by street. Boy clutches toy plane to his chest. CUT to toy plane. The toy plane in his hands also becomes decorated with Nazi symbols. Sound of blowing police whistles. ZOOM out back to boy holding plane. German police march by behind him (in distance). CUT TO event of Reichstag fire. The young boy stands frozen taking in the scene. The toy plane turns red to match the fire. Glass smashes in the distance.
The boy walks through streets past Jewish shops being vandalized. Child begins to play with toy plane on the floor. Engine roars echo overhead. Toy plane changes to replicate real Nazi planes. Nazi plane shadows/silhouettes fill the ground. Toy plane flies unassisted to join real Nazi plane army. SCENE DISSOLVES. A concentration camp replaces the previous scene. The young boy is holding onto a wire fence. His clothing changing to stripped pyjamas. He is now physically exhausted and holds his now broken toy plane close to his chest. Boy gradually fades out of scene so that the concentration camp and wire fence is all that is left. Loud bombing booms. CAMERA SHAKE. Smoke fills scene (dissolve) The camp’s ruins are now left. Camera moves down to show the plane left on the ground on top of a 1950s German newspaper. A hand picks up the plane. The plane changes back to its original undamaged wooden plane state. A new boy character of 1950s style is shown holding the plane in front of German streets that are evident of past destruction/ruins. The colour starts to drain from the scene. The wooden plane changes colour/adds pattern to represent cold war. Camera zooms up into the streetlight behind the new boy. FADE OUT.