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INT. MORNING. DEXTERS HOUSE - LOUNGE.

YOUNG DEXTER
Open on a bright Saturday morning. We see young DEXTER
sitting in his living room, ecstatic and fascinated over
his new game, sitting in a bean bag in the centre of the
room, controller in hands, eyes glued to the TV.
Excitement in face as he is playing a violent video game.
DEXTER becomes distracted when he hears giggles and
laughing from across the road. He looks towards the
window.
EXT. MORNING. CHLOE HOUSE - FRONT OF HOUSE.
YOUNG CHLOE, YOUNG DEXTER, EXTRA
Young CHLOE plays in her front garden with a friend.
POV from the other side of the road, laughing and giggling
- running/ playing netball/ riding her bike until her
friend has to go home and jumps on her bike and rides down
the street. (approx. 10-15 second shot - cutting back to
young DEXTER watching through the window)
CUT TO DEXTER IN HIS LOUNGE
DEXTER continues to watch as she plays.
*Sound effect* from his game, DEXTERS character died in
the game, as he was distracted by watching young CHLOE
DEXTER
(SIGHS)
Continues to play his game.
TIME LAPSE SHOT
INT. DAY. DEXTERS HOUSE - LOUNGE.
YOUNG DEXTER, DEXTER, JENNY, CHLOE
TIME LAPSE SHOT of young DEXTER sitting in the centre of
the room eyes glued to the TV, The camera does a complete
360 degree pan around him, however when the camera meets
the back of DEXTER he transforms into current aged DEXTER,
revealing this when the shot returns back to his face.
*Sound effects* of video games get louder and more
threatening than before.
DEXTER is expressionless, sitting in the same position as
he was at the beginning of the film.
DEXTER once again becomes distracted when he hears
(current aged) CHLOE from across the road calling out
hello to a neighbour as she walks towards her front door.
He watches her.
(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED:

2.

CUT TO FRONT OF CHLOES HOUSE


CHLOE turns from saying hello to a neighbour and turns to
walk towards her front door.
CUT TO DEXTERS HOUSE
DEXTERS mum JENNY enters standing behind him, holding a
basket of laundry, she also looks out the window and sees
who he is looking at.
JENNY
Are you going out today?
CUT TO CHLOE CLOSING HER FRONT DOOR
He watches as CHLOE close her door, before turning back to
the TV.
DEXTER
No.
JENNY smiles.
INT. NIGHT. DEXTERS HOUSE - KITCHEN.
JENNY, DEXTER
DEXTERS mum JENNY is in the kitchen washing dishes
*Sound effect* from the video games, loud shooting/
yelling, etc.
CUT TO LOUNGE
DEXTER is pressing away on his controller.
JENNY
(V.O From kitchen)
Dexter, wrap it up, youve been
on that thing all day. Im going
to watch TV soon.
No response. DEXTER rolls his eyes and continues to play.
INT. NIGHT. DEXTERS HOUSE - DEXTERS BEDROOM.
DEXTER, JENNY
DEXTER is sitting in his room in the dark. His face is lit
up only by the computer screen, where he is once again
obsessively playing video games. Eyes glued to the
screen.
JENNY comes to his door dressed in a dressing gown.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED:

3.

JENNY
What are you still doing up Dex?
Its 3am.
DEXTER looks at her and doesnt respond.
INT. MORNING. DEXTERS HOUSE - LOUNGE.
DEXTER, CHLOE
DEXTER is back in the same spot on the bean bag in the
middle of the room playing his violent video games.
He hears CHLOE leaving her house.
CUT TO THE FRONT OF CHLOES HOUSE
CHLOE is dressed in work uniform, standing in her door way
and yells.
CHLOE
Alright, ill be home at 4!
She closes the door and begins to walk to work.
CUT TO DEXTERS LOUNGE
DEXTER drops the controller, grabs his hoodie and note
book and proceeds to walk out the front door.
CUT TO OUTSIDE
EXT. MORNING. FOOTPATH.
DEXTER
DEXTER walks down the footpath, wearing his hoodie.
EXT. MORNING. ACROSS THE ROAD FROM CAFE.
Establishing shot of the cafe from across the road, a few
cars drive past.
INT. MORNING. CAFE.
DEXTER, CHLOE, SOPHIE, EXTRAS
Panning shot establishes the set up of the cafe, end on
the door where DEXTER walks in, looks around and sits down
at the table closest to him.
CUT TO THE COUNER
CHLOE and her fellow waitress, SOPHIE are standing, making
coffees/ whipping down benches. When SOPHIE notices
DEXTER.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED:

4.

SOPHIE
Oh My God! That guy always comes
in when youre working! What a
creep!
CHLOE
Oh thats just Dexter! He lives
across the road from me!
SOPHIE
Well in that case!
Then Im guessing he likes you.
CHLOE
What? No way, he never even
speaks to me.
SOPHIE
Really?
CHLOE
Well we went to primary school
together but that about it.
SOPHIE
Well, maybe he wants to.
(Pause)
What?
CHLOE
I dont know, I mean hes cute,
but he just seems really shy.
CUT TO DEXTER SITTING AT THE TABLE
DEXTER is scribbling away in his note book, only looking
back every now and then. A glass of water is sat beside
him.
CUT TO CHLOE
She watches him for a while, he is in his own little
world.
SOPHIE
Okay surly he doesnt just come
in here 4 days a week for water,
go ask him what he wants.
CHLOE
What, why me?
SOPHIE just looks at her. CHLOE takes the notepad from
SOPHIE and walks over to his table.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED:

5.

CHLOE
Hey! Can I get you something to
eat or drink
DEXTER is a little taken back by her approach at first. He
quickly closes his note pad. He stumbles with his
response.
DEXTER
Uh... I... Do you have
milkshakes?
CHLOE
Yeah we sure do, chocolate?
DEXTER
(Awkward smile)
Ah, yeah.
CHLOE
No worries, it wont be a moment.
CHLOE walks back to SOPHIE smiling.
CUT TO DEXTER
He reopens his note book and begins writing again. This
time glancing up to CHLOE.
EXT. AFTERNOON. OUTSIDE CAFE.
DEXTER, CHLOE
DEXTER is standing across the road looking at the cafe,
like he is waiting for someone.
CHLOE walks out and locks up for the day, she glances
across the road, before looking back to see that DEXTER is
standing on the other side of the road. She awkwardly
waves to him, he waves back.
EXT. LATE AFTERNOON/ NIGHT. ALLY WAY.
DEXTER, BOY #1, BOY #2, BOY #3, EXTRA x1
DEXTER is slowly walking along a back street when he spots
a bunch of guys who are beating up and abusing a guy down
one ally way.
He watches on before the leader of the group spots him.
BOY #1
What the hell are you looking at?
DEXTER continues to stare at them expressionless.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED:

6.

BOY #3
Hey, he asked you a question.
Boy #1 now begins to walk up to him, until he is right up
in his face.
BOY #1
I said, what the hell are you
looking at?
DEXTER
(Scrunches his hand into a
fist)
Nothing.
BOY #1
Thats correct.
DEXTER turns and begins to walk home.
BOY #2
Yeah you better keep walking.
The boys laugh.
INT. NIGHT. DEXTERS HOUSE - FRONT DOOR.
DEXTER, JENNY
DEXTER gets home and goes straight into the lounge,
switches the TV over from the news to the playstation,
sits down and continues playing.
JENNY walks in drying her hands on a tea-towel.
JENNY
Dinner will be ready in 5.
DEXTER
yep.
JENNY watches the TV for a moment.
JENNY
Why are you always playing those
violent games?
no response, he is engaged in what he is doing.
JENNY rolls her eyes and walks out.

7.

INT. NIGHT. DEXTERS BEDROOM.


DEXTER
DEXTER is scribbling away in his note book again.
Cut between close up on his face and his hand scribbling
notes.
EXT. MORNING. CHLOE HOUSE - FRONT OF HOUSE.
CHLOE
CHLOE is leaving her house again heading to work.
CHLOE
Okay, see you tonight!
closes the door behind her and begins walking to work.
INT. MORNING. DEXTERS HOUSE - HALL
DEXTER, JENNY
DEXTER come running through the house all the way to the
front door as though he is in a hurry.
JENNY who is sitting in the lounge in her pjs eating
breakfast watches as he flys out the door. She looks out
the window to see CHLOE walking to work, she smiles to
herself.
EXT. MORNING. FOOTPATH.
DEXTER
FROM THIS POINT ON THE FILM WILL BE IN SLOW MOTION, WITH
MUSIC PLAYED OVER THE TOP.
DEXTER walking away from the camera towards the cafe.
EXT. MORNING. ACROSS THE ROAD FROM CAFE.
Establishing shot.
INT. MORNING. CAFE.
CHLOE, SOPHIE, EXTRAS
CHLOE enters, to see a cafe full of people, she says hi to
SOPHIE, she puts her apron on as she prepares for another
busy day.

8.

EXT. MORNING. FRONT OF CAFE.


DEXTER
We see DEXTER entering the cafe for the final time, in
slow motion. not revealing anything yet.
CUT TO A BLACK OUT (APPROX. 10 SECONDS)
*Sound effects* of gun shots and screaming.
DEXTER re-appears, still in slow motion, walking out of
the cafe. With his hoodie unzipped revealing his tattoos.
He slowly makes his way towards the camera, blood spots on
his face and chest. He grins with satisfaction.
He stops, the camera pans down showing a high-powered gun
in one hand and his note book in the other.
He drops the notebook on the pavement.
CLOSE UP SHOT OF THE NOTEBOOK
The note books reveals, pages upon pages of notes as they
are blowing in the wind. before stopping on a blood
covered page of a mapped out plan of the interior of the
cafe. With the words GAME OVER written over it.
*Sound effects* police sirens slowing coming towards him.
Fade to black.
END

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